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We’re counting down to MLS action taking place on Monday when Austin FC play against Portland Timbers.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Austin FC v Portland Timbers, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
Austin FC prepare for this fixture following on from a 2-2 MLS tied result versus New Eng. Revolution.
In that game, Austin FC managed 50% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Austin FC, the goals were scored by Emiliano Rigoni (27') and Alex Ring (94'). New England Revolution had 17 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Tomás Chancalay (28', 47') was the scorer for New Eng. Revolution.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Austin FC have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Austin FC have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 14 goals during that time.
Portland Timbers will come into the meeting following on from a 2-0 MLS win vs Los Angeles FC in their most recent match.
In that match, Portland Timbers managed 39% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Portland Timbers, the scorers were Larrys Mabiala (28') and Claudio Bravo (53'). Los Angeles FC had 11 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Portland Timbers, at least three goals have been struck. The average number of goals per game within that time is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Portland Timbers equalling 1.83. We will find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings going back to 02/07/2021 shows us that Austin FC have won 2 of these and Portland Timbers 3, with the tally of draws being 1.
20 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them from Austin and 10 belonging to The Timbers. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was MLS match day 16 on 07/05/2023 when it ended Portland Timbers 2-2 Austin FC.
On that occasion, Portland Timbers had 47% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorers were Dario Župarić (33') and Claudio Bravo (71').
Austin FC got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Jon Gallagher (59') and Will Bruin (92') scored.
The referee was Jon Freemon.
Team News: Austin FC
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Austin FC boss Josh Wolff to be concerned with due to a largely intact group of players. Zan Kolmanic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers boss MIles Joseph has not got a full squad to pick from. Diego Chará (Appendectomy), Eryk Williamson (Cruciate Ligament Surgery), David Ayala (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
We’re of the view that Portland Timbers have the firepower to put one past this Austin FC team, although that isn’t expected to be enough to prevent defeat.
We reckon that it will be a 2-1 victory for Austin FC after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Q2 Stadium (20,738)
Captain: Sebastián Driussi
Chairman: Anthony Precourt
Manager: Josh Wolff
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)