LAFC vs. Portland Timbers - 7/23/20 MLS Soccer Picks and Prediction
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Portland Timbers at LAFC
MLS Soccer: Thursday, July 23rd at 10:30 PM ET
The Line: LAFC -157 / Portland +380 -- Over/Under: 3.5 Goals Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The LAFC and the Portland Timbers face off in the group round stage of the MLS is back tournament from Orlando on Thursday. Both of these teams have already played two games so far and this is their final game in the group stage. There will be no fans in attendance for this game.
LAFC really believe they can win the MLS tournament, and not only have they had success, they have been scoring plenty of goals. In the first game of the tournament, LAFC’s offense was successful scoring three goals, but the defense let them down giving up three goals. In that a game they let Memo Rodriguez score two goals and that led to the loss.
In the second game LAFC faced off with their rival, the LA Galaxy, and in that game they really had no issue coming away with a victory. The LAFC put up six goals in that game led by Diego Rossi who put up four goals in that game. LAFC did give up two goals in the first 35 minutes in that game and that led to the loss.
On the other side of this matchup is the Portland Timbers who have won each of their first two games and with a win in this game they will have won the group.
In the first game of this tournament the Portland Timbers faced off with the Galaxy and in that game they scored the first two goals of the game. And even though the Galaxy scored a goal late, they came away with the victory. In the second game of the MLS tournament the Portland Timbers scored the first two goals again against the Houston Dynamo, and even though they gave up a goal late again in that game, they were able to come away with the victory.
LAFC is an elite offensive team and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. They might not come away with a win, but there is going to be plenty of scoring this game. Back the over to cash in this game.