Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 23/04/2023

FC Cincinnati
23/04/23 - 00:30

Finished

2

-

1

Portland Timbers

FC Cincinnati - Portland Timbers

USA MLS - TQL Stadium

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Betting Tips & Picks

Cincinnati failed to make chances pay last week when they faced in-form St. Louis City so now they’ll have to double down and crush Portland Timbers on the 23rd of April at TQL Stadium. Surely, you wouldn’t want to miss out on our top Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers betting tips.

Over 3.5 Goals

Neither of the two games between the two teams actually ended with four or more goals but Sunday’s clash isn’t going to be your run-of-the-mill MLS showdown. The brawl at TQL Stadium is a must-win for both sides and that’ll make the two teams’ chances to score quite potent.

Portland Timbers are the undeniable underdogs in this race but so were St. Louis City last week yet they thrashed Cincinnati 5-1. We don’t think we’ll see Pat Noonan’s boys concede five again but surely the game on the 23rd of April will not be deprived of plenty of goalscoring opportunities.

Cincinnati to Win

As you’ll see for yourself in the odds section of our Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers predictions, coach Pat Noonan’s boys have a 62.0% win probability ahead of Sunday’s game. That’s despite the brutal 5-1 beating they endured last week from newly established St. Louis City! Imagine how poor Portland Timbers’ display must be for the bookies to peg Cincinnati as the expected winners.

And they are. The visitors lost 50% of their games in the 2023 MLS campaign and we shouldn’t raise our eyebrows at the prospect that Cincinnati might thrash the Timbers on Sunday.

Top Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Odds & Statistics

You’re done with our Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers predictions? Good. This means you have time to check out the odds for this interesting MLS game. If you wish to get more professional MLS predictions, go to our designated page.

Head to Head

29/07/20

USA MLS is Back Tournament USA

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

1

17/03/19

USA MLS USA

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

0

Last Five - FC Cincinnati

18/05/24

USA MLS USA

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

3

W

15/05/24

USA MLS USA

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

0

1

W

11/05/24

USA MLS USA

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

2

W

04/05/24

USA MLS USA

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

0

1

W

27/04/24

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

2

W

Last Five - Portland Timbers

19/05/24

USA MLS USA

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

1

L

16/05/24

USA MLS USA

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

4

W

12/05/24

USA MLS USA

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

1

L

04/05/24

USA MLS USA

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

0

L

28/04/24

USA MLS USA

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

2

L

Cincinnati odds: -175 – 62.0%

Draw odds: +315 – 22.0%

Portland Timbers odds: +470 – 16.0%

Portland Timbers are huge underdogs in this race at +470 (16.0%). They’ll most likely get pipped by Cincinnati, the expected winners, with a staggering 62.0% chance of snatching the three points at -175. One thing we can say for certain is that we fully expect the 42.6% chance for four or more goals on Sunday to be enough as neither team has a particularly solid backline these days.

Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Lineups & Team News

Cincinnati

The 5-1 whooping that coach Pat Noonan’s boys experienced last week has its positives. It could serve as a good wake-up call for the players to never underestimate anyone in MLS. Be it the 2022 MLS champions Los Angeles or the newly established St. Louis City. With the Portland Timbers game drawing near, we’re sure Noonan took the necessary precautions to avoid a second loss on the spin.

Predicted lineup – Celentano (GK), Mosquera, Miazga, Hagglund, Barreal, Moreno, Nwobodo, Arias, Santos, Brenner & Vazquez

Portland Timbers

Giovanni Savarese has good memories of his last game against Cincinnati. It was an MLS Cup game back in 2020 when Portland Timbers clawed a 5-3 win in the penalty shootout. However, with two victories, two draws, and four losses in MLS this season, there’s almost nothing left of that famous Timbers mojo.

Predicted lineup – Ivacic (GK), Bravo, McGraw, Zuparic, Mosquera, Asprilla, Chara, Ayala, Moreno, Evander & Boli

Starting Lineups

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati
3-4-1-2
18
Roman Celentano
us
4
Nick Hagglund
us
21
Matt Miazga
us
15
Yerson Mosquera
co
28
Raymon Gaddis
us
5
Obinna Nwobodo
ng
93
Junior Moreno
ve
31
Alvaro Barreal
ar
10
Luciano Acosta
ar
19
Brandon Vazquez
us
17
Sergio Santos
br
Substitutes
29
Arquimides Ordonez
us
32
Ian Murphy
us
3
Joey Akpunonu
us
26
Malik Pinto
us
33
Isaiah Foster
us
8
Marco Angulo
ec
2
Alvas Powell
jm
14
Dominique Badji
sn
1
Alec Kann
us

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers
4-4-2
31
Aljaz Ivacic
si
29
Juan David Mosquera
co
33
Larrys Mabiala
cd
18
Zac McGraw
us
14
Justin Rasmussen
us
30
Santiago Moreno
co
21
Diego Chara
co
24
David Ayala
ar
27
Dairon Asprilla
co
7
Franck Boli
ci
20
Evander
br
Substitutes
17
Tega Ikoba
us
16
Diego Gutierrez
us
44
Marvin Loria
cr
99
Nathan Uiliam Fogaca
br
28
Pablo Bonilla
ve
26
Hunter Sulte
us
11
Jaroslaw Niezgoda
pl
15
Eric Miller
us
22
Cristhian Paredes
py

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Roman Celentano

We hate to say this but Roman Celentano was undoubtedly the weak link in the Cincinnati chain last week. St. Louis City obliterated favorites Cincinnati with a 5-1 score at CITYPARK in a game Celentano will surely do his best to forget.

Not only did he concede five goals in a single game but one of them was recorded as an own goal. He’ll have to be on top of his game on Sunday if our Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers predictions are to prove correct.

MLS Eastern Conference Standings

Eastern Conference
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

15 9 4 2 16 31
2 FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

14 9 3 2 8 30
3 New York City FC

New York City FC

14 7 2 5 2 23
4 New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

14 6 5 3 4 23
5 Toronto FC

Toronto FC

14 7 1 6 1 22
6 Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

14 6 3 5 1 21
7 Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

13 5 6 2 6 21
8 Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

13 4 5 4 4 17
9 DC United

DC United

14 4 5 5 -4 17
10 Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

13 4 4 5 -5 16
11 Nashville SC

Nashville SC

13 3 6 4 -3 15
12 Atlanta United

Atlanta United

13 3 4 6 1 13
13 CF Montreal

CF Montreal

13 3 3 7 -14 12
14 Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

14 2 4 8 -13 10
15 New England Revolution

New England Revolution

12 2 1 9 -16 7

Questions About Our Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Predictions:

Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers Prediction

  • What’s the venue? – TQL will host this interesting MLS clash between Cincinnati and Portland Timbers.
  • What’s Cincinnati’s average attendance? – Cincinnati are in 4th place in the Eastern Conference when it comes to attendance with an average of 25,405 fans visiting TQL Stadium in the home games.
  • Which team has a higher market value? – Cincinnati’s market value is €45.45m and that’s €7.00m higher than Portland Timbers’.
  • How did Cincinnati’s last game end? – Cincinnati got thrashed 5-1 by a superior St. Louis City.

Avatar of Zack TC
Zack TC

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.