Portland Timbers vs St Louis City Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 12/03/2023

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

Portland Timbers vs St Louis City Predictions & Betting Lines

The newly-established St Louis City side will go for a third back-to-back win on Sunday against Portland. Will coach Bradley Carnell’s boys succeed? Find out in our Portland vs St Louis City MLS picks below!

St Louis City to Win

Some less experienced soccer experts than Football Whispers’ may tell you it’s all about beginners’ luck but that’s not the case. There’s something special about Bradley Carnell’s team and we’re sure that a third consecutive victory is on its way on Sunday. After all, Portland are dreadful at the moment. Yes, they defeated Sporting KC 1-0 at home but they certainly didn’t deserve to win as the visitors were by far the superior team on the pitch.

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Over 2.5 Goals

Portland Timbers’ last match was a joy to behold. It ended with a very frustrating 3-2 win for Los Angeles and we could’ve easily seen more goals as neither team performed particularly well when it came to defending.

Furthermore, St. Louis City are the most engaged team since the start of the season. With six goals scored and three conceded, coach Bradley Carnell’s boys are certainly giving their best to entertain all MLS fans.

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Betting Odds & H2H Stats for Our Portland Timbers vs St Louis City Prediction

Coach Bradley Carnell’s side is a newly-established team so keep that in mind when reviewing the Portland Timbers vs St Louis City odds below:

Head to Head

12/03/23

USA MLS USA

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

1

2

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

Last Five - St. Louis City SC

18/05/24

USA MLS USA

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

3

1

L

16/05/24

USA MLS USA

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

2

0

L

12/05/24

USA MLS USA

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

1

3

W

05/05/24

USA MLS USA

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

0

0

D

21/04/24

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

3

3

D

Portland Timbers odds: +102 – 47.5%

Draw odds: +265 – 26.0%

St Louis City odds: +255 – 26.5%

It’s no wonder Portland Timbers’ odds at +102 (47.5%) make them the bookies’ favorites to win the game. St Louis City are the new kid on the block and it’ll take time before Bradley Carnell’s team build up stature as the +255 odds barely give his team a 26.5% chance to emerge victoriously.

Predicted Lineups, Team News, and Last Result

Portland Timbers

The Timbers didn’t enjoy the best start in the MLS campaign. With one victory and one loss since the start of the season, it’s anyone’s guess how the players will cope with St Louis City’s momentum but our top Portland Timbers vs St Louis City pick is entirely in favor of the visitors. The only positive thing we can pinpoint outside the result against Sporting KC was the fact that Portland Timbers didn’t concede a goal. Their overall performance wasn’t up to par as Sporting KC were by far the better of the two teams on the pitch on the 28th of February.

Predicted lineup – Ivacic (GK), Rasmussen, McGraw, Zuparic, Mosquera, Chara, Williamson, Loria, Evander, Moreno & Niezgoda

St Louis City

Our key Portland Timbers vs St Louis City predictions are based on the visitors’ outstanding performance since the start of the 2023 MLS campaign. With six points in the ranking, the only team above coach Bradley Carnell’s boys are the unyielding Seattle Sounders who have yet to concede a goal. Considering the fact that St Louis City are going to face Seattle Sounders in two weeks, we’re sure that the players will want to face their top rivals as equals and that means a solid performance against Portland Timbers on Sunday.

Predicted lineup – Burki (GK), Nelson, Parker, Hiebert, Nerwinski, Lowen, Blom, Stroud, Ostrak, Alm & Klauss

Starting Lineups

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers
5-3-2
1
David Matthew Bingham
us
29
Juan David Mosquera
co
18
Zac McGraw
us
33
Larrys Mabiala
cd
13
Dario Zuparic
hr
5
Claudio Bravo
ar
22
Cristhian Paredes
py
19
Eryk Williamson
us
21
Diego Chara
co
30
Santiago Moreno
co
99
Nathan Uiliam Fogaca
br
Substitutes
20
Evander
br
28
Pablo Bonilla
ve
31
Aljaz Ivacic
si
15
Eric Miller
us
14
Justin Rasmussen
us
16
Diego Gutierrez
us
44
Marvin Loria
cr
11
Jaroslaw Niezgoda
pl

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC
4-2-3-1
1
Roman Burki
ch
2
Jake Nerwinski
us
26
Tim Parker
us
22
Kyle Hiebert
ca
14
John Nelson
us
10
Eduard Lowen
de
19
Indiana Vassilev
us
21
Rasmus Alm
se
28
Miguel Perez
us
8
Jared Stroud
us
9
Klauss
br
Substitutes
20
Akil Watts
us
12
Celio Pompeu
br
39
Ben Lundt
de
15
Joshua Yaro
us
24
Lucas Bartlett
us
16
Samuel Adeniran
us
17
Selmir Pidro
ba
11
Nicholas Gioacchini
us
7
Tomas Ostrak
cz

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

Player to Watch: Juan David Mosquera

Juan David Mosquera’s first-half winner gave Portland Timbers a key 1-0 win over Sporting KC two weeks ago and while he didn’t score in the next game, we still believe you should pay close attention to this player on Sunday. Evander and Christian Paredes were the ones who placed their name on the scoreboard versus Los Angeles FC but we’re sure that Juan David Mosquera will do his best to help his team win on the 12th of March.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Portland Timbers vs St Louis City Predictions:

Portland Timbers vs St Louis City Prediction

  • Whom do the bookies favor? – Understandably, they predict a victory for Portland Timbers.
  • Which is the new MLS team this year? – St. Louis City are the latest side to join MLS’ ranks as the 2023 campaign will be their first.
  • Which Portland Timbers players are injured? – Coach Giovanni Savarese will not be able to count on David Ayala, Sebastian Blanco, Dairon Asprilla, Yimmi Chara, and goalscorer-in-chief Felipe Mora.

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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.