Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Timbers

Posted on May 16, 2013 by

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Whitecaps vs Timbers in 2012 (Courtesy of vancouversun.com)


Notable Statistics

  • Games: 5
  • Wins: 0
  • Draws: 1
  • Losses: 4
  • Goals For: 3
  • Goals Against: 7
  • Goal Difference: -4
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    Both these sides are coming off victories in their previous MLS matches. The Whitecaps are coming off a 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy, a game that saw a massive improvement over previous results. The Timbers on the other hand are also coming off a win after defeating Chivas USA by a lofty score of 3-0. Portland are now undefeated in 9 straight MLS matches and have scored 14 goals in throughout those games.

    Portland currently sits in 2nd in the Western Conference with 18 points, the Caps currently sit at 7th with 12 points, here are the updated standings going into the weekend:

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    The last time these sides met was back in the second last match of the 2012 season at BC Place. The Timbers won 1-0 on that occasion with the only goal coming from Jack Jewsbury late in the opening half.

    Here are the highlights from that match:

    Projected Starting Lineup

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    Injury/Suspension Report

    Out:

  • Johnny Leverón (one game suspension)
  • Daigo Kobayashi (left ankle sprain)
  • Kenny Miller (hamstring)
  • Omar Salgado (foot)
  • Jay DeMerit (achilles)
  • In:

  • Carlyle Mitchell (recalled from FC Edmonton)
  • Prediction

    Whitecaps 1 – Timbers 2

    Match Details

    When: 4:00pm PT on Saturday, May 18th.
    Where: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada.
    How: City TV and MLS Live

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