Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers prediction, odds & betting tips – 04/21/2024

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Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers Prediction
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Lower.com Field will host the thrilling Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers head-to-head on the 21st of April. We anticipate a tight clash between these two old acquaintances, so we highly advise you to check out the following Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers predictions before you make a betting decision.

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Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers prediction: Three points in Nancy’s bag

Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Columbus Crew to Win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Columbus Crew 1-0 Portland Timbers

💥 Both teams to score

No

Key Stats

  • Columbus Crew haven’t lost a single game in their last five meetings in all tournaments.
  • Coach Wilfried Nancy has a positive 3-1-2 record against Phil Neville.
  • Columbus Crew have the best defensive record in the Eastern Conference, with seven league goals conceded.
  • Portland Timbers lack defensive quality, as they conceded a total of 17 goals this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: MLS champions should win this

  • HOME: -153 – 59.7%
  • DRAW: +300 – 24.3%
  • AWAY: +420 – 16.0%

*These Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers odds are subject to change

BTTS – No is currently priced at -150 giving our key Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers predictions a 64.45% chance of success. Columbus Crew are the expected winners here, as they have a whopping 59.7% win probability ahead of the kick-off. This, understandably, makes the visitors from Portland the underdogs, with a 16.0% shot at the three points ahead of the kick-off on the 21st of April.

Last five H2Hs: Traditions will be disregarded

USA MLS 16/07/23

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

USA MLS 18/09/22

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1
Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

USA MLS 21/04/19

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1
Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

USA MLS 20/09/18

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

USA MLS 25/03/17

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3
Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

Portland Timbers have the head-to-head advantage, but what better time for coach Nancy’s boys to get back at the Timbers than this game at Lower.com Field?

Columbus Crew team news and form: MLS champions behaving like such

Not only are Columbus Crew performing well in the Major League Soccer campaign, but they also managed to advance to the next stage of the CONCACAF Champions Cup after a difficult match versus Liga MX’s Tigres UANL. This is good news for our Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers predictions, as now, coach Nancy’s boys will be able to focus on the domestic league.

Predicted lineup: Bush (GK), Amundsen, Camacho, Quinton, Sands, Morris, Zawadzki, Arfsten, Habroune, Matan & Russell-Rowe

USA MLS 20/04/24

D

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

USA MLS 14/04/24

D

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

0

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

0

CONCACAF Champions Cup 10/04/24

W

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

1 (3)

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1 (4)

USA MLS 06/04/24

D

DC United

DC United

1

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

CONCACAF Champions Cup 03/04/24

D

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

1

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

Portland Timbers team news and form: Squad issues for Neville

Coach Phil Neville is an experienced manager, and as such, he’d have to find solutions to some problems. First of all, Maxime Crepeau saw the red last week against former team LAFC. He will miss the match against Columbus Crew, which is a huge blow for the visitors. Furthermore, Zack McGraw will also miss the match as he is injured.

Predicted lineup: Pantemis (GK), Mosquera, Araujo, Miller, Bravo, Chara, Ayala, Antony, Evander, Rodriguez & Mora

USA MLS 20/04/24

D

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

USA MLS 13/04/24

D

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

2

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

USA MLS 07/04/24

D

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

3

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

USA MLS 31/03/24

L

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

3

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

USA MLS 24/03/24

L

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

3

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

Player to watch: Diego Rossi

Diego Rossi was a starter for the 2023 Major League Soccer champions in last week’s match versus Tigres UANL. That’s why coach Nancy opted to rest him against Real Salt Lake City and put him on the bench.

Columbus Crew vs Portland Timberrs Player
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Rossi will be back

However, Diego Rossi did join the game in the second half of the game, and while he couldn’t help his team win, he definitely gave Columbus Crew a much-needed push to get a draw at America First Field.


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