The Vancouver Whitecaps Take on the Portland Timbers in a Western Conference Matchup

The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers will face off in a Western Conference matchup this weekend at 10:30 p.m. EDT in Vancouver, British Columbia. Both teams are currently struggling with their records, with the Timbers standing at 2-2-1 and the Whitecaps at 2-1-1.

According to Fanduel Sportsbook, the MLS line has the Whitecaps favored at -122, with the Timbers at +296 and a draw at +283. The over/under for goals is set at 2.5. With important points up for grabs in the standings, both teams will be looking to secure a win and make up ground on their rivals.

Last season, the Whitecaps had a record of 12-10-12 overall, with a home record of 8-4-6. They averaged just 1.6 goals and 4.5 shots on goal per game, indicating that they may struggle to keep up with their opponents’ scoring prowess in this matchup. On the other hand, the Timbers finished last season with a record of 11-13-10, with a road record of 2-8-7. They scored just an average of 46 goals while allowing opponents to score an impressive 58 goals, suggesting that they may struggle to keep up defensively against their opponents this season as well.

Despite these challenges, both teams have key players who could make a difference in this matchup if healthy and available to play on Sunday night. For example, Sam Adekugbe is expected to sit out for Vancouver due to injury concerns, while Claudio Bravo and Marvin Loria are not expected to play for Portland due to ongoing issues with their respective fitness levels. It will be interesting to see how these absences impact each team’s performance on the field this weekend.

This story was created using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar

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