MLS Final: Portland Timbers vs Orlando City Preview, Tips and Odds

Porland Timbers will meet Orlando City in the Final of the MLS, scheduled for Tuesday at Providence Park in Portland. On their way to the decider, Timbers saw off the competition of FC Cincinnati, New York City and Philadelphia Union, while Orlando had to deal with Montreal Impact, Los Angeles FC and Minnesota United.

Portland Timbers vs Orlando City Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
Portland Timbers Draw 1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L 1 W/ 1 D/ 1 L
Orlando City Draw 3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L 1 W/ 1 D/ 1 L

Last game between the teams: 19.07.2019 MLS: Portland Timbers – Orlando City 1:1; Jeremy Ebobisse 82’; Santiago Patino 44’
Last game at this venue: 19.07.2019 MLS: Portland Timbers – Orlando City 1:1; Jeremy Ebobisse 82’; Santiago Patino 44’

Worth mentioning: Portland Timbers and Orlando City have met just five times so far, with the balance clearly in City’s favor. The Timbers had won just one of the matches, but it was a 3:0 beating they handed City back in 2017. The most recent H2H clash was just over a year ago and finished in 1:1 stalemate – the only one registered in the meetings between the two teams. Three of the five encounters featured over 2,5 goals, and also three witnessed goals at both ends.

Portland Timbers vs Orlando City Stats

As of 09.08 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Portland Timbers Win 5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L 2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L
Orlando City Win 6 W/ 3 D/ 1 L 2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L

Last game Portland Timbers: 06.08.2020 MLS: Philadelphia Union – Portland Timbers 1:2; Andrew Wooten 85’; Jeremy Ebobisse 13’, Sebastian Blanco 70’; Sergio Santos from the home team missed a penalty in the 45’
Top performers Portland Timbers: Jeremy Ebobisse 4 goals, Sebastian Blanco 3 goals 5 assists, Diego Valeri 2 goals 3 assists.
Next game Portland Timbers: 24.08.2020 MLS: Portland Timbers – Seattle Sounders
Last game Orlando City: 07.08.2020 MLS: Orlando City – Minnesota United 3:1; Luis Nani 36’, 42’, Benji Michel 90’; Mason Toye 83’
Top performers Orlando City: Luis Nani 3 goals 4 assists, Chris Mueller 3 goals, Tesho Akindele 2 goals.
Next game Orlando City: 23.08.2020 MLS: Inter Miami – Orlando City

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2,5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Portland Timbers 17-17 8 9 1
Orlando City 17-9 6 8 2

Worth mentioning: Portland Timbers reached the final of the MLS, after losing only the opening game of 2020 season in MLS. Since then Timbers recorded five victories and two draws, managing to keep a clean sheet only in the first match of their unbeaten streak. All of the team’s last five encounters saw both involved sides to score, as four produced over 2,5 goals. None of Portland’s last four outings ended in win for the home sides.
Orlando began the season with a draw and defeat, but are unbeaten since reaching the group stage of the competition. Just like their opponents in the final, City are undefeated in seven matches, with two of those being draws. All of the team’s last five games witnessed goals at both ends, while four featured over 2,5 goals. Another common fact is that the sides listed as hosts failed to win any the last four encounters.

Portland Timbers vs Orlando City News

Missing players Portland Timbers: Dairon Asprilla is injured. Yimmy Chara is doubtful.
Missing players Orlando City: Dominic Dwyer is injured.

Portland Timbers vs Orlando City Predictions

Draw – 3.50 @ bet365