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Atlanta United vs Portland Timbers Live Stream, Predictions
It’s almost time for MLS action taking place on Saturday as Atlanta United play against Portland Timbers.
View all of the Atlanta United v Portland Timbers predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
📊 Form Guide
Atlanta United will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-3 MLS victory over Charlotte FC.
In that game, Atlanta United had 44% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Atlanta United, the goals were scored by Caleb Wiley (5', 45') and Luiz Araújo (12'). For their opponents, Charlotte FC had 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Over their past 6 games, Gonzalo Pineda's Atlanta United have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 8 times - an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.33.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to St. Louis City in MLS action, Portland Timbers and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Portland Timbers had 50% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Portland Timbers was Zac McGraw (3'). St. Louis City had 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Jared Stroud (45') and Kyle Hiebert (75') scored for St. Louis City.
The numbers tell their own story, and Portland Timbers have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 11 goals in all. Defensively, Portland Timbers just haven’t been too solid at all. Historical results aside, we must now wait to see if that trend will continue on in this match.
↔️ Head to head
The previous league clash between these sides was MLS match day 41 on 04/09/2022 and the score finished Portland Timbers 2-1 Atlanta United.
In that game, Portland Timbers had 39% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorers were Santiago Moreno (38') and Dairon Asprilla (82').
Atlanta United had 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Josef Martínez (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Jon Freemon.
🗞️ Team News: Atlanta United
There’s just one fitness concern for the Atlanta United gaffer Gonzalo Pineda to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Osvaldo Alonso (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
In our view, The Five Stripes could use the 4-2-3-1 system for the game with Brad Guzan, Brooks Lennon, Miles Robinson, Juan José Purata, Andrew Gutman, Amar Sejdic, Franco Ibarra, Luiz Araujo, Thiago Almada, Caleb Wiley and Miguel Berry.
📋 Team News: Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers boss Giovanni Savarese has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Yimmi Chará (Muscle Injury), Sebastián Blanco (Knee Problems), Dairon Asprilla (Knee Surgery), David Ayala (Knee Surgery) and Felipe Mora (Knee Surgery) are not ready for selection.
From our viewpoint, The Timbers might make use of a 5-3-2 lineup with a starting lineup of David Bingham, Juan David Mosquera, Dario Zuparic, Larrys Mabiala, Zac McGraw, Claudio Bravo, Evander, Eryk Williamson, Diego Chara, Santiago Moreno and Nathan Fogaça.
In this game, Portland Timbers are capable enough to break down this Atlanta United side, however it possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 winning score for Atlanta United after the 90. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Lucas Pereira, 02:22 14/03/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (73,019)
Captain: Brad Guzan
Chairman: Garth Lagerwey
Manager: Gonzalo Pineda
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)
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