LA Galaxy - Portland Timbers Betting Preview: Visitors value to heap more misery on hosts

Bruce Arena's men have endured a disappointing sequence of results and our tipster believes that Caleb Porter's in-form side are capable of upsetting the home team
LA Galaxy will look to put their recent disappointing run of form behind them when they play host to Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer's Western Conference on Wednesday.

Bruce Arena's men have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions but are chalked up as William Hill's 5/6 (1.83) favourites to claim all three points from this encounter.

Portland, by contrast, are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions and are available at a chunky 16/5 (4.20) with William Hill to extend that record in style by bagging a vital victory from this clash while the same firm go 13/5 (3.60) that the match ends in stalemate.

Galaxy boast an impressive home record, having won four of their six matches on home soil this season, while it is also worth noting that Arena's men have conceded just two goals at home so far this term.

However, Caleb Porter's men will be keep to ensure that Galaxy do not have it all their own way here and are looking to preserve their unbeaten away record having drawn no fewer than six of their eight league away matches thus far.

The Timbers have scored in all but one of their 15 Western Conference fixtures this season and, indeed, are the league's top scorers with an impressive 25 goals, while Galaxy have scored 12 goals on home turf this term.

It is somewhat unsurprising, then, that William Hill go 7/10 (1.70) that both teams hit the target here while the same firm offer a tempting 4/5 (1.80) quote that more than three goals are scored when these sides clash.

Portland are decent value to take something from this clash against an out-of-sorts Galaxy side and the 2/1 (3.0) quote for Porter's side in William Hill's draw no bet market is sure to prove popular with punters.

However, it is the juicy 10/11 (1.91) quote from William Hill for the Timbers in the double chance market that is the recommended play here and it should be snapped up accordingly.

Draw or Portland Timbers win at 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill

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