Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on Providence Park when Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids face each other in the Major League Soccer. Portland Timbers did well to beat both Vancouver and LA Galaxy in the previous two league fixtures, meaning that the atmosphere must be good in the home team’s dressing room. The Western Conference leaders aim to retain top position in the standings, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek clash.
The Rapids, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-1 win over Seattle Sounders, and given their attacking potential, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. The likes of Asprilla, Blanco, Bodily, and Cascante are out of contention with injury for the hosts, while Ebobisse is rated doubtful. The likes of Ford, Jackson, and Warner are all sidelined with injury for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Jorge Villafaña):
Jorge Villafana is an American footballer who began his senior career at Chivas USA. Villafana was born in Anaheim, California on September 16, 1989 and he played for the likes of Santa Ana DSP Juventus and Chivas USA during his youth career.
Nowadays, the American footballer plays for Portland Timbers, but it has to be noted that he made no more than eight appearances for the club in the 2018 season. In 2015, though, Jorge Villafana did well to win the MLS Cup in 2015 and three years later he clinched the Liga MX trophy (Clausura) with Santos Laguna.
Speaking of his international career, the Portland Timbers man made his full USA debut in a friendly against Serbia on January 29, 2017. Over the years Villafana has established himself as a first-choice left-back in the national team. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well. The USA international has a dual citizenship (USA, Mexico).
Highlighted Team (Colorado Rapids):
Colorado Rapids is a Major League Soccer club and they compete in the USA professional soccer league as a member of the Western Conference. Colorado began their play in MLS back in 1996 and 14 years later they managed to win the MLS Cup trophy. The Rapids recorded a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in the final of the tournament, with George John scoring the winner for Gary Smith’s team in the extra time. Colorado made it to the MLS Cup final in 1997 as well, but D.C. United proved to be a big catch for the club in the title game.
The Rapids play their home games at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and the venue has been Colorado’s home ground since 2007. It has to be noted that the likes of Tim Howard, Carlos Valderama, Claudio Lopez and Jermaine Jones were all part of the club in the past. Colorado’s colors are red, sky blue and white, but they were yellow shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.