St Louis City vs Portland Timbers Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 30/04/2023

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

Top St Louis City vs Portland Timbers Predictions, Betting Lines, and Picks

Coach Bradley Carnell’s boys are going head-to-head against Portland Timbers on the 30th of April at CITYPARK. Will the newly promoted team get the three points once more or perhaps the visitors have a few tricks up their sleeves? Find out in our key MLS predictions today.

St Louis City/St Louis City

The two teams have never played against each other. This much is true. But it doesn’t seem like Bradley Carnell’s boys care that much about whom they face in MLS this season. They have been cruising to success in the 2023 MLS campaign and we’re sure that with the home-field support at CITYPARK behind them, St. Louis City can’t miss this golden opportunity.

Sure, St. Louis City have the lowest attendance rate but to win over the hearts of the fans, you must first give them a reason. And Bradley Carnell is quite aware of what his team has to do against Portland Timbers.

Over 3.5 Goals

Our second St. Louis City vs Portland Timbers prediction is in favor of a glamorous event at CITYPARK on Sunday. The two teams collide on the 30th of April in hopes of three points. But to win points, you must first risk it.

Defensive and counter-attacking soccer is not what Bradley Carnell’s credo is about. As we saw from the start of the season, St. Louis City have been practicing a style similar to Jurgen Klopp’s “heavy-metal” soccer.

St. Louis City have a strong argument with their 21 goals scored in only nine official MLS games. Meanwhile, the Timbers showed inconsistency and the back and are surely in for a beating on Sunday.

St Louis City vs Portland Timbers Odds & Head-to-Head Record

After you are done browsing our key St. Louis City vs Portland Timbers betting tips, you’d be wise to familiarize yourself with how the two teams have been competing recently.

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 - St. Louis City SC

14/04/24

USA MLS USA

Austin FC

Austin FC

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

0

1

W

07/04/24

USA MLS USA

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

0

0

D

31/03/24

USA MLS USA

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

3

1

L

24/03/24

USA MLS USA

DC United

DC United

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

2

2

D

17/03/24

USA MLS USA

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

3

3

D

Last Five - Portland Timbers

13/04/24

USA MLS USA

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

2

D

07/04/24

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

3

D

31/03/24

USA MLS USA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

2

L

24/03/24

USA MLS USA

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

1

L

17/03/24

USA MLS USA

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

0

L

St. Louis City odds: -120 – 53.0%

Draw odds: +275 – 25.0%

Portland Timbers odds: +320 – 22.0%

Seeing as Bradley Carnell’s boys are at the top of the table in the Western Conference, it’s no wonder why St. Louis City are the bookies’ expected winners at -120 (53.0%). We say – it’s a confident St. Louis City win on Sunday as Portland Timbers’ 22.0% chance of winning is simply unrealistic given the state of the team.

St Louis City vs Portland Timbers Lineups & Team News

St Louis City

Even St. Louis City’s substitutes proved their worth this week. The U.S. Open Cup match versus Union Omaha ended with a brutal 5-1 win for St. Louis City that the visitors should be grateful for. After all, Bradley Carnell’s boys had a whopping 23 shots at target and the result on the scoreboard could’ve easily reached double digits.

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

Portland Timbers

With two victories, two draws, and five losses this season, we feel sorry for Portland Timbers’ fans. They were vocal about their concerns in the last MLS clash and rightfully so. The Timbers were wasteful up front and miss too many opportunities to score. As a result, Cincinnati rightfully defeated them 2-1 at TQL Stadium.

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

Starting Lineups

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC
4-4-2
1
Roman Burki
ch
2
Jake Nerwinski
us
26
Tim Parker
us
22
Kyle Hiebert
ca
14
John Nelson
us
21
Rasmus Alm
se
28
Miguel Perez
us
10
Eduard Lowen
de
8
Jared Stroud
us
19
Indiana Vassilev
us
11
Nicholas Gioacchini
us
Substitutes
7
Tomas Ostrak
cz
17
Selmir Pidro
ba
20
Akil Watts
us
12
Celio Pompeu
br
24
Lucas Bartlett
us
25
Aziel Jackson
us
30
Isak Jensen
dk
39
Ben Lundt
de
15
Joshua Yaro
us

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers
4-4-2
31
Aljaz Ivacic
si
29
Juan David Mosquera
co
13
Dario Zuparic
hr
18
Zac McGraw
us
15
Eric Miller
us
30
Santiago Moreno
co
21
Diego Chara
co
24
David Ayala
ar
44
Marvin Loria
cr
7
Franck Boli
ci
20
Evander
br
Substitutes
16
Diego Gutierrez
us
26
Hunter Sulte
us
23
Yimmi Chara
co
5
Claudio Bravo
ar
99
Nathan Uiliam Fogaca
br
28
Pablo Bonilla
ve
11
Jaroslaw Niezgoda
pl
22
Cristhian Paredes
py
33
Larrys Mabiala
cd

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

Player to Watch: Joao Klauss

If you were to ask us at the beginning of the season whether or not Joao Klauss will be among the top finishers in MLS two months into the season, we would’ve certainly said ‘no’. However, things have changed, and not only is Joao Klauss in 4th place on MLS’ goalscoring charts with five goals to his name, but we expect him to hammer away against Portland Timbers and even catch up to San Jose Earthquakes’ Cristian Espinoza.

FAQs About These St Louis City vs Portland Timbers Predictions:

St Louis City vs Portland Timbers Prediction

  • Where will this clash be held? – St. Louis City hosts Portland Timbers at CITYPARK on Sunday.
  • Which team has the lowest attendance in the Western Conference? – Unsurprisingly, it’s newly established St. Louis City with an average attendance of 5,606.
  • Which bookmaker has the best St. Louis City vs Portland Timbers odds? – BetMGM has some terrific offers for you this week.

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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.