Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City 5/14/2022 Prediction and Match Preview

The team managed to gain a rate of 79.0% in receiving passes, along with 407 completions out of a total of 515 targets. Portland delivers an average of 10.8 dribbles per game and currently holds a 2-6-3 record and is ranked 10

In terms of shooting accuracy, Portland closed out the match at a rate of 45.4% by allowing five shots on target out of 11.  Leading the team is forward Yimmi Chara, who racked up three goals in a total of 11 games played, followed by Jaroslaw Niezgoda. 

Aljaz Ivacic will take the role of the team’s starting goaltender for this event.  The goalkeeper has played for 2,571 minutes in his career and has acquired a total of 97 stops, along with a 1.96 GA/90 and a 64.9 save percentage.

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Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City 5/14/2022 Prediction and Match Preview

On the side of Sporting Kansas City, the team will head for Oregon to take on Portland Timbers after dominating over the FC Dallas last time out by a final score of 4-2.  

The team completed the game at a rate of 83.8%, in which 397 passes were completed out of 474 attempts.  Kansas City also allowed 3.4 shots on target per game.  Presently, the team is 2-3-6 and sits in the 12th spot in the league.

Remi Walter took the reins for Kansas City, who recorded a total of two goals in 11 games played.  Trailing closely behind the midfielder is Johnny Russell with a couple of goals kicked in for the team in 10 matches this season. 

The team is scoring 12.1 shots per contest and has kicked in a total of 11 goals. Furthermore, Sporting Kansas City bears a possession percentage of 49.7, as well as a pass success percentage of 80.2. 

In this Saturday’s game, Tim Melia will be guarding the team’s net against Portland.  The goalkeeper allowed 288 goals along with 679 saves through 229 starts.  Moreover, Melia boasts a 1.26 GA/90 and collected 70 shutouts just as he defended a total of 958 shots through his 20,573 career minutes.

  The MLS pick is the Portland Timbers at -110.  Portland is three places higher but has acquired three draws of their last five, only dominating over Austin and Vancouver since the season commenced. 

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