New York City vs Portland Timbers prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/09/2024

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New York City vs Portland Timbers Prediction
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The match between New York City and Portland Timbers will be played on the 9th of March and it will be the opening match in this MLS gameweek. Both sides are eager to get the ball rolling, as the managers have high ambitions for the 2024 campaign. Which side will emerge victorious? Find out the answer in our New York City vs Portland Timbers betting tips.

New York City vs Portland Timbers prediction: Cross-country MLS showdown

New York City vs Portland Timbers predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Portland Timbers to Win

⚽ Correct score prediction

0-2 to Portland Timbers

⬆️ Over /⬇️ Under X.5 goals

 

Under 0.5 New York City Goals

Key Stats

  • The eight official New York City vs Portland Timbers head-to-heads resulted in one victory for New York City, two draws, and five Timbers
  • New York City haven’t scored a goal so far this season.
  • Portland Timbers won both of their Major League Soccer games thus far.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Cushing’s boys surprise favorites

  • HOME: -117 – 53.4%
  • DRAW: +265 – 26.6%
  • AWAY: +375 – 20.0%

*These odds are subject to change

According to the odds in our New York City vs Portland Timbers predictions, we have coach Nick Cushing’s boys down as the expected winners, with a 53.4% win probability at -117. Surprisingly, Portland Timbers are considered by the bookmakers as the underdogs, with a 20.0% shot at the three points, despite winning both of their MLS matches thus far.

Another thing we expect to see, however, is under 0.5 New York City goals. The odds are priced at +125, giving our betting tip a 44.44% chance of success.

Last five H2Hs: Advantage Timbers

World Club Friendlies 10/02/24

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1
New York City FC

New York City FC

1

USA MLS 25/06/23

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1
New York City FC

New York City FC

1

America Friendlies 18/02/23

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1
New York City FC

New York City FC

0

USA MLS Play-Offs 11/12/21

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1 (2)
New York City FC

New York City FC

1 (4)

USA MLS is Back Tournament 02/08/20

New York City FC

New York City FC

1
Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

New York City’s last win over the Timbers was recorded eight years ago! Surely, our New York City vs Portland Timbers predictions will succeed, given how poorly Cushing’s side performs against the Timbers.

New York City team news and form: Horrible 2024 start

The bad news for coach Cushing keeps on pilling. Not only did his team lose both MLS games so far, but the English manager won’t be able to count on one of his key players for this match, as James Sands earned himself an 82nd-minute red card versus St. Louis City.

Predicted lineup: Freese (GK), Risa, Martins, O’Toole, Ilenic, Perea, Mijatovic, Parks, Bakrar, Rodriguez & Wolf

USA MLS 18/05/24

W

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

1

New York City FC

New York City FC

2

USA MLS 15/05/24

W

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

1

New York City FC

New York City FC

2

USA MLS 11/05/24

W

Toronto FC

Toronto FC

2

New York City FC

New York City FC

3

USA MLS 05/05/24

L

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

New York City FC

New York City FC

0

USA MLS 27/04/24

W

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

1

New York City FC

New York City FC

2

Portland Timbers team news and form: Neville’s team on the rise

Despite the horrible 1-0-4 record against New York City, Phil Neville is optimistic ahead of the kick-off. His boys won both of their MLS matches so far, and look like favorites, according to our New York City vs Portland Timbers predictions.

Predicted lineup: Crepeau (GK), Mosquera, McGraw, K. Miller, E. Miller, Moreno, Chara, Antony, Williamson & Asprilla

USA MLS 19/05/24

L

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

USA MLS 16/05/24

W

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

2

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

4

USA MLS 12/05/24

L

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

2

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

USA MLS 04/05/24

L

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

2

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

0

USA MLS 28/04/24

L

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

3

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

Player to watch: Maxime Crepeau

After some glorious moments at BMO Stadium, Maxime Crepeau opted to open a new chapter in his professional career by performing at Providence Park. It couldn’t have been any other way, as former Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris joined Los Angeles.

New York City vs Portland Timbers Prediction Maxime Crepeau
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Maxime Crepeau already a starter

Maxime is already a starter for Portland Timbers under coach Phil Neville’s rule. We are sure that snapping the MLS winner on a free transfer is a huge success for the club.


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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.