Our prediction for this MLS match:
Providence Park will host Saturday’s football game between Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy, the two teams who defeated San Jose and Austin respectively at the weekend. Portland regained a much-needed confidence, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to participate in the playoffs at the end of the season. Even though boss Giovanni Savarese has a number of selection worries, home win should be considered as Los Angeles Galaxy suit Portland Timbers.
The visitors faced no difficulties in the 2-0 win over Austin, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Providence Park showdown. Mexico international Chicharito, who scored his seventh goal of the season at the weekend, will be the man to watch in the home team. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts as they emerged triumphant in four of the previous five meetings with LA Galaxy.