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LAFC beat Portland, 4-2, the last time they faced. (Getty)

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Portland Timbers vs LAFC: Preview, predictions and how to watch 2020 MLS season today

Portland Timbers receive LAFC in a duel between two teams trying to find winning ways once again. Check out the match preview, predictions, odds, and even how to watch or live stream the game.

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LAFC beat Portland, 4-2, the last time they faced. (Getty)

LAFC beat Portland, 4-2, the last time they faced. (Getty)

Portland Timbers will receive Los Angeles FC tonight in a match between two teams in the top four of the MLS Western Conference. Here, you’ll find anything you need to know about this interesting soccer game, such as how to watch or live stream the game, the match information, storylines predictions, and odds. 

These two sides come from a defeat in hostile territory and now will try to get back on the winning line, although Timbers will have the home ground advantage. Portland saw a 5-game winning streak stopped against Real Salt Lake, who beat them by a final score of 2-1. 

LAFC had the same fate against Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park, losing by 2-1 against the Canadians thanks to a double by Lucas Cavallini. This will be the third game between these teams this season, with LAFC winning 4-2 at Banc of California Stadium last month, after tying 2-2 with Portland back in July.

Portland Timbers vs LAFC: Match Information

Date: Sunday, 18 October, 2020
Time: 10 PM (ET) / 7 PM (PT)
Location: Providence Park, Portland

Portland Timbers vs LAFC: Storylines

The Timbers are currently second in the Western Conference, tied with their archrivals Seattle Sounders with 30 points. As stated before, they had a five-match winning streak and they will leave this game with a victory against a direct rival. Giovanni Savarese’s side lost a big opportunity to take the 1st spot in their conference and blew it against a weaker rival

Los Angeles, on the other hand, rank 4th in the same conference, tied with Dallas FC, six points away from Portland and the second place on the standings. Had they won their last game, this matchup would have meant their chance to overcome their Sunday’s rivals on the leaderboard.

How to watch or live stream online Portland Timbers vs LAFC in the U.S.

This game is expected to bring a lot of emotions and we can’t wait to see it. It’ll be broadcasted and live streamed by MLS LIVE on ESPN+, YouTube TV (LA region only), EstrellaTV 62, ROOT Sports NW in the US.

Portland Timbers vs LAFC: Predictions and odds

Seeing the level of these two teams and how close they are on the standings, there isn’t a clear favorite to take this game. Oddsmakers have given the local team +140 odds, LAFC received +170 while a tie would result in a +255 payout.

  DraftKings
Timbers +140
Tie +255
LAFC +170

* Odds via DraftKings

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