LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 10/01/2023

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

Free LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Predictions

Two of the most entertaining MLS teams to watch these days – LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers, will go up against each other on the 1st day of October at Dignity Health Sports Park. Make sure to get the inside scoop on our key LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers betting tips before you make your Major League Soccer bet.

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Over 3.5 Goals

  • We saw over 3.5 goals in five of the last 10 LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers head-to-heads.
  • With 51 goals conceded, LA Galaxy have the worst defensive record in the Western Conference this year.
  • LA’s key defenders Jael Neal and Martin Caceres are injured, which benefits our LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers predictions greatly.

Draw

  • There’s a stalemate in the head-to-head department, as the last 10 matches saw four victories for LA Galaxy, four for Portland Timbers, and two back-to-back draws in the last two games.
  • Three of LA Galaxy’s last five games in MLS resulted in draws.
  • Portland Timbers have an 11-9-11 record in Major League Soccer.

Top LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Odds, Stats, Bookmakers, and More

The graphics below contain key insight into the LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers head-to-head statistics. Make sure to give them thorough research before you place your next bet.

Head to Head

25/03/23

USA MLS USA

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

0

0

12/02/23

America Friendlies America

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

4

18/06/22

USA MLS USA

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

1

03/04/22

USA MLS USA

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

1

3

17/10/21

USA MLS USA

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

1

Last Five - LA Galaxy

14/07/24

USA MLS USA

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2

0

L

08/07/24

USA MLS USA

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

1

2

W

05/07/24

USA MLS USA

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2

1

L

30/06/24

USA MLS USA

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

0

3

W

23/06/24

USA MLS USA

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

0

1

W

Last Five - Portland Timbers

14/07/24

USA MLS USA

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

0

3

W

08/07/24

USA MLS USA

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

4

W

05/07/24

USA MLS USA

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

2

L

30/06/24

USA MLS USA

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

3

W

23/06/24

USA MLS USA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

0

2

W

LA Galaxy odds: -105 – 48.5%

Draw odds: +275 – 25.5%

Portland Timbers odds: +270 – 26.0%

As you can clearly see from the odds in our LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers prediction, we have LA Galaxy down as the bookmakers’ expected winners. Coach Greg Vanney’s boys have a massive 48.5% win probability, but we fancy the visitors’ chance to win. The odds are standing at an alluring +270, which should be enough to convince you to go with our betting tips this week.

LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Lineups & Team News

LA Galaxy

We have to admit that LA Galaxy’s last Major League Soccer game was a joy to behold. The 3-3 draw at Q2 Stadium versus Austin was truly something impressive. Especially, considering the fact that LA Galaxy were training 3-1 up until the last 10 minutes of the game.

Predicted lineup – Bond (GK), Edwards, Mavinga, Yoshida, Leerdam, Rosell, Puig, Delgado, Boyd, Sharp & Fagundez

Portland Timbers

The Timbers are still in the fight for a place in the final series, despite having a goal ratio of -4. Coach Giovanni Savarese got sacked a couple of weeks ago, and the results swiftly improved. We believe that if our LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers predictions succeed, the Timbers will surely have a place in the final series this year.

Predicted lineup – Bingham (GK), Mosquera, McGraw, Zuparic, Bravo, Caliskan, Acosta, Antony, Moreno, Asprilla & Mora

Player to Watch: Riqui Puig

Ever since LA Galaxy’s men in charge introduced Riqui Puig to the fans, he’s been a fan-favorite. The up-and-coming playmaker has been a delight to watch recently. Just a few days ago, he turned a controversial penalty into a goal for coach Greg Vanney in the match against Austin. Surely, he’d like to keep the momentum going with a solid display against shaken Portland Timbers. We believe the former Barcelona starlet has the required stuff to make our LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers predictions a massive success.

Starting Lineups

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy
4-3-3
1
Jonathan Bond
gb
19
Mauricio Cuevas
us
4
Maya Yoshida
jp
15
Eriq Zavaleta
sv
44
Raheem Edwards
ca
8
Marky Delgado
us
16
Oriol Rosell
es
20
Edwin Cerrillo
us
11
Tyler Boyd
us
27
Billy Sharp
gb
10
Douglas Costa
br
Substitutes
12
Michael Barrios
co
9
Dejan Joveljic
rs
35
Novak Micovic
rs
93
Tony Alfaro
us
3
Julian Aude
ar
56
Jonathan Perez
mx
21
Diego Fagundez
uy
37
Daniel Aguirre
us
18
Kelvin Leerdam
sr

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers
4-2-3-1
1
David Matthew Bingham
us
29
Juan David Mosquera
co
18
Zac McGraw
ca
13
Dario Zuparic
hr
5
Claudio Bravo
ar
22
Cristhian Paredes
py
6
Bryan Acosta
hn
80
Antony
br
30
Santiago Moreno
co
27
Dairon Asprilla
co
9
Felipe Mora
cl
Substitutes
15
Eric Miller
us
92
Noel Caliskan
de
10
Sebastian Blanco
ar
23
Yimmi Chara
co
44
Marvin Loria
cr
26
Hunter Sulte
us
2
Miguel Araujo
pe
7
Franck Boli
ci
33
Larrys Mabiala
cd

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

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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.