Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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The Portland Timbers need to claw their way away from the bottom of the Western Conference in MLS this week as they prepare to face the Colorado Rapids.

After four games without a victory, the home team sit just one point above bottom side San Jose Earthquakes and need a win to ensure they do not end up at the foot of the table.

Their opponents are just three points better off and have been inconsistent of late.

Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids latest odds

Portland Timbers have been in bad form recently with just one point from four matches, but they are the favourites to get the win at 23/20 (2.15) with bet365.

The visitors are offered at 21/10 (3.2) and the draw is set at 13/5 (3.60).

Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids first goal scorer

Despite having made just one appearance in MLS so far, Felipe Mora is the favourite to get the first goal of the game at 15/4 (4.75).

Team-mate Sebastian Blanco has two goals to his name so far this term and is 5/1 (6.00) to open the scoring with his fifth goal of the campaign.

Colorado Rapids man Michael Barrios is the lowest-priced player on the visiting team to get the first goal of the game at 8/1 (9.00).

Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids preview

The Portland Timbers have almost a full team available for this game, with Diego Gutierrez the only fitness concern.

The home team are in dismal form after a rough start to the season and have won just one of their last 10 matches.

The Rapids, meanwhile, have collected seven points from their last five games and can fight their way into the top seven with a win, but must deal with some absentees.

Braian Galvan, Aboubacar Keita and Oliver Larraz are all missing for the visitors, while Gyasi Zardes is a doubt.

Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids tips and predictions

Four of Portland Timbers' last five matches have seen both teams find the net - priced at 7/10 (1.7).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Best Bet Banner 28022020 Both teams to score at 7/10 (1.70) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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