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Under 3.5 goals at Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids 1/2 for Thursday’s MLS matchup

Posted September 15th, 2021 | By: Tom Dunstan

Competition: MLS

Market: Under 3.5 goals

Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport

Two sides who find themselves leading the chase in the Final Series hunt, Portland Timbers will host Colorado in the early hours of Thursday.

Starting with the hosts, last seen putting in what was another rugged display, Portland find themselves enjoying what has been an extended bounce. In their 23 MLS matchups so far this season, they have recorded 10 wins, three draws and 10 defeats, scoring 32 and conceding 39 in return. Managing to muster themselves a points tally of 33, the Timbers open the midweek fixtures sat fifth in the Western Conference and holding a three-point buffer from dropping out of the Final Series spots. As for their recent run of results, last seen picking up a 1-0 win away at Vancouver, Portland have won each of their last three MLS matchups on the bounce. Even more impressive, Thursday’s hosts have also managed to record a clean sheet in each of those three consecutive victories. Likewise, it should also be noted that just two of Portland’s 11 home fixtures this season have seen over 3.5 goals by the final whistle.

As for the visitors, despite having to settle for a single point last weekend, Colorado have continued to impress many across America this season. In their 22 matchups so far this campaign, they have recorded 12 wins, six draws and just four defeats, scoring 32 and conceding 21 in return. Managing to muster themselves a points tally of 42 and opening the midweek fixtures sat third in the Western Conference, it should also be noted that the Rapids hold the second-best defensive record in the division. As for their recent run of results, last seen playing out a 1-1 draw against LA Galaxy on home soil, Colorado are unbeaten in each of their last eight straight MLS matchups. It should also be noted, with Thursday’s guests seeing each of their last four contests finish with under 3.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome here.

Bet: Under 3.5 goals at Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids 1/2 for Thursday’s MLS matchup @ 888sport

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