Portland Timbers vs Dallas Match Preview and Prediction
Providence Park will see Portland Timbers welcome Dallas on Monday 23 November, for a Major League Soccer match-up. The start time is 3:00am (UK).
It will be televised by FreeSports, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Mix in the UK.
Read on for preview, match prediction and betting tip.
Readers should note that Frog believes the market prices are not going to be easy to beat with this game. If there is a bet to be placed, check the Verdict.
Betting Odds for Portland Timbers vs Dallas
Portland Timbers are 2.15 with bethard; the draw is available at 3.75 with ggbet. Dallas are best-priced at 3.5 with bwin.
On the Total Goals lines, the top price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.7 via ggbet; the standout price for Under 2.5 goals is 2.29 offered by marathonbet.
Here we have the prices for the BTTS offerings. "Yes" is currently available at 1.63 with ggbet. If you don't like that, "No" can be taken at 2.38 with marathonbet.
Head To Head
To start, Frog highlights that Portland Timbers played Dallas in 2019 in a Major League Soccer match. The winners at the final whistle were Portland Timbers by a score of 1-0.
Over the last decade, these sides have met a total of 27 times. Portland Timbers have emerged victorious in 10 of them. Dallas have won 9 times. There have been 8 draws.
In this head-to-head, there has been an average of 3.04 goals in this match-up. Portland Timbers score an average of 1.41. Dallas have scored an average of 1.63.
Reviewing the home ground performance in this match-up, whichever side has been home has won 37% of the matches between them. The visiting side has won 33% in this head-to-head record.
Portland Timbers have 28 points in the Major League Soccer, putting them in 7th position.
There have been 26 matches played by this side in the last year. They have 14 wins; 6 draws; and 6 losses. This recent form puts Portland Timbers on a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 53%-23%-23%.
In these matches, they have averaged 2.04 goals for, and 1.46 goals against.
Let's look at their record at home over the same time-frame. They have a win rate of 50% (7 wins). There have been 14 home fixtures. 21% (3) of these home games have been a draw, with the remaining 28% (4) being a loss for the home side.
When at home in this time, their average number of goals scored is 1.71 and they have conceded 1.43 on average.
Their recent performance, across all formats, shows that they have scored a total of 20 goals in their last ten matches; 5 of these matches have been wins. Regarding the BTTS count, 6 of these games are matches where both teams have scored. There have been 4 matches with over 2.5 goals.
There is insufficient evidence to make Portland Timbers the value pick on this occasion. A bigger price is required.
Dallas have 27 points in the Major League Soccer and they are in 10th place.
Looking over the last year, they have played 22 matches. They have 9 wins; 7 draws; and 6 losses. This gives Dallas a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 40%-31%-27%.
In this period, they have an average of 1.23 goals for, and 1.14 goals against.
When away from home in this period, they have a win rate of 27% (3 wins) from 11 away fixtures. 27% (3) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 45% (5) being a loss as the away side.
Their away scoring record for this period shows that their average number of goals scored is 0.91. They have conceded 1.55 on average.
However readers feel about the stats, this is a team that will be looking to perform on the day.
Frog's betting tip for Portland Timbers vs Dallas
bwin offer 3.5 about Dallas in the match odds. Frog thinks this could be the optimal play. Note that this is not a high confidence pick.