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Major League Soccer – Match-day 37: Los Angeles FC v Portland Timbers

Los Angeles FC vs. Portland Timbers

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This Thursday sees Los Angeles go head to head with Portland at Banc of California Stadium – Kick-off 5:30am GMT.

Los Angeles currently sitting in eighth place, are four·places lower than fourth placed Portland, heading into the clash.

Los Angeles FC have so far accrued 33 points in this season of the Major League Soccer

Bob Bradley will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Los Angeles need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded six losses in their last 10 matches. They currently sit in eighth place, with a total of 33 points having won nine games, drawn six matches, and lost 11 fixtures.

When Los Angeles host Portland, they will do so on the back of six wins and five darts on their own ground.

Victory for Los Angeles FC would take their points tally to 36 so far this season.

Portland Timbers’ Major League Soccer season, has so far seen them gain 40 points, going into this game

Giovanni Savarese will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles FC.

Portland keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last six fixtures is astonishing this season. With fourth, they currently sit 40 points in the League having won 12 meetings, drawn four matches, and lost 10 games.

Portland’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Los Angeles. In the 13 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost seven games.

Winning this fixture will see Portland Timbers on 43 points.

Los Angeles FC v Portland Timbers – Head-to-Head.

Both teams have recorded an equal number of wins over the other in their last 10 games. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Timbers secured a 2-1 home win. The likelihood of both sides finding the net again in Banc of California Stadium is rated at 68.03%.

Los Angeles’s win probability is 64.94 percent in this game.

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