Get ready for some top-notch MLS action in the game between Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew, with the latest team stats, expert betting tips, and the hottest odds
Columbus Crew takes on Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday. With the away team remaining unbeaten for eight straight games and the hosts determined to end their five-match MLS winless streak, this match is sure to be a thrill.
Currently sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference with a whopping 36 points, Columbus Crew is a force to be reckoned with. Meanwhile, Portland Timbers is currently 12th in the Western Conference with a mere 23 points. The last time these two teams met in MLS action was in 2022 at Lower.com Field, where they played out a 1-1 draw.
Portland Timbers vs Columbus Crew Preview
Portland Timbers Form
Portland Timbers drew 1-1 with New York City FC before losing to Minnesota United 4-1. The Timbers bounced back somewhat in their most recent outing by drawing 0-0 against the Colorado Rapids. In their last six Major League Soccer home matches, they won, drew, and lost twice while scoring eight goals and conceding seven.
Columbus Crew Form
Columbus Crew went unbeaten in their last three matches, with a 2-1 victory against New York Red Bulls, followed by a 2-2 draw with Inter Miami CF, and a 1-1 draw against New York City FC. However, the Crew have only won one of their last six away games in Major League Soccer, drawing two and losing three, while scoring 11 goals and conceding eight.
Portland Timbers vs Columbus Crew Stats
Based on statistics from their recent matches across all tournaments, here are some facts that could be useful for betting on the upcoming game between Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew.
- Portland Timbers have scored in 20 of the last 22 home matches
- In 7 of the last 9 home matches Portland Timbers played, both teams scored
- Portland Timbers have not won 10 of the last 12 matches
- In the last 3 matches in a row Portland Timbers played, both teams scored
- In 7 of the last 9 Portland Timbers matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Columbus Crew have scored in 29 of the last 31 matches
- Columbus Crew have conceded in 23 of the last 25 away matches
- In 8 of the last 9 matches Columbus Crew played, both teams scored
- Columbus Crew have scored in 19 of the last 21 away matches
- In 6 of the last 7 away matches Columbus Crew played, both teams scored
Portland Timbers vs Columbus Crew – Players in Form
Columbus Crew’s top scorers, Christian Ramirez and Lucas Zelarayan, have both netted eight goals this season. Meanwhile, Portland has been relying on the talented Franck Boli, who has already scored six goals – three of which were the crucial first goals of the match.
Portland Timbers vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips
Portland Timbers avoided defeat in all of their last five home matches against Columbus Crew. Providence Park has been the site of Portland Timbers winning four times, drawing three, and losing three in their last 10 matches here. Columbus Crew has won two, drawn three, and lost five of their last 10 away games. The Crew is currently in a good form, with an eight-game unbeaten streak.
Both teams to score
In six of their last ten home games, Portland Timbers scored first, while Columbus Crew scored the opening goal in seven of their last ten games. BBTS paid out in the last five consecutive away games that Columbus Crew played. Portland claimed four clean sheets in the previous 10 matches, while the Crew managed only one clean sheet. The latter has scored in three consecutive meetings with Portland Timbers at Providence Park.
Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet in four of Portland Timbers’s past ten matches across all tournaments. They scored 0.8 goals on average along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in seven of Columbus Crew’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of two goals in these matches. Columbus Crew are on a fine streak of scoring at least one goal in their last 13 matches.
Match predictions: Portland Timbers vs Columbus Crew
To sum up, the upcoming match between Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew seems to be a good betting opportunity.