Charlotte vs Portland Timbers prediction, odds & betting tips – 05/05/2024

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Charlotte vs Portland Timbers Prediction
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Charlotte and Portland Timbers will lock horns on the 5th of May at one of our favorite Major League Soccer – Bank of America Stadium. Both teams can make good arguments for the three points, but, alas, only one can get a win on the 5th of May. Find out which team will get the three points thanks to our Charlotte vs Portland Timbers betting tips.

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Charlotte vs Portland Timbers prediction: English duel to end in home win

Charlotte vs Portland Timbers predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Charlotte to Win

💥 Both teams to score

Yes

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

Yes

Key Stats

  • Coach Phil Neville has a mediocre 1-0-1 record against Charlotte.
  • Six consecutive matches for Portland Timbers resulted in over 2.5 goals.
  • We had goals galore in 10 of the last 11 Portland Timbers games in all competitions.
  • Three of Charlotte’s last four matches in Major League Soccer also resulted in three goals or more.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Smith’s side is favorite

  • HOME: -110 – 51.2%
  • DRAW: +290 – 22.0%
  • AWAY: +265 – 26.8%

*These Charlotte vs Portland Timbers odds are subject to change

Charlotte are considered by the bookmakers as the expected winners in this rivalry, as they have a massive 51.2% win probability at -110, and we simply couldn’t agree more with the bookies on this one. Portland Timbers will have quite the drive for this game, which surely makes them the underdogs, with a low 26.8% chance of getting the three points at Bank of America Stadium.

Last five H2Hs: History in the making

This will be the historic first game between the two teams, so you will be able to see it live.

Charlotte team news and form: Smith’s players need to do better

Kerwin Vargas scored a 3rd-minute opener against New York City last week, only for coach Dean Smith’s side to get beaten 2-1 at the end. If his players want to prove our Charlotte vs Portland Timbers predictions correct, they’ll have to do significantly better than last week.

Predicted lineup: Kahlina (GK), Uronen, Privett, Malanda, Byrne, Petkovic, Westwood, Urso, Vargas, Copetti & Abada

USA MLS 21/07/24

D

Austin FC

Austin FC

2

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

2

USA MLS 17/07/24

D

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

1

USA MLS 13/07/24

W

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

3

USA MLS 03/07/24

L

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

2

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

1

USA MLS 30/06/24

L

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

0

Portland Timbers team news and form: Suspension burdens for Neville

Coach Phil Neville won’t be able to count on a key player for the game at Bank of America Stadium. Diego Chara received a red card in last week’s match versus Los Angeles at BMO Stadium. He will sit this game out, and we consider this a plus in favor of our top Charlotte vs Portland Timbers predictions.

Predicted lineup: Crepeau (GK), Miller, Bravo, Araujo, Mosquera, Williamson, Paredes, Rodriguez, Moreno, Antony & Mora

USA MLS 21/07/24

L

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

3

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

USA MLS 14/07/24

W

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

0

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

USA MLS 08/07/24

W

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

1

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

4

USA MLS 05/07/24

L

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

3

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

USA MLS 30/06/24

W

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

Player to watch: Maxime Crepeau

After seeing the red in the match against Los Angeles on the 13th of April, Maxime Crepeau had to miss the Columbus Crew game at Lower.com Field. The former Los Angeles star was among the starters for his manager in the game against LAFC, so we believe he will play against Charlotte.

Charlotte vs Portland Timbers Player
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Lackluster stuff by Crepeau

Maxime Crepeau is conceding goals way too frequently this season, and we expect him to be of key importance for the success of our Charlotte vs Portland Timbers predictions.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.