Portland Timbers host FC Dallas this Saturday at Providence Park in a very interesting duel of round 1 of the MLS Cup playoffs 2020. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting soccer game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch or live stream the game in the US.
Portland was expected to finish the season at least as a top 2 team; they finished the regular season as 3rd, behind Sporting KC and archrivals Seattle Sounders. They were unable to win their last two games and that cost them a lower seed this postseason.
FC Dallas finished 6th in the West this season, five points behind their Sunday’s rivals. Their regular season finished in a bad way as they lost against Minnesota United by a crushing 3-0 result at Saint Paul.
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas: Match information
Date: Sunday, 22 November, 2020
Time: 10:00 PM (ET)
Location: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas: Time By State In The U.S.
ET: 10:00 PM
CT: 9:00 PM
MT: 8:00 PM
PT: 7:00 PM
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas: Head-To-Head
These teams are yet to meet this season and this game will be the first occasion they go against each other this campaign. They have met in the playoffs three times; the last time they clashed in these stages, the Timbers earned a 2-1 win in the Western Conference MLS Cup in 2018.
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas: Scoring Leaders
Portland Timbers: Diego Valeri (7)
FC Dallas: Franco Jara (7)
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas: Storylines
The Timbers have been one of the best teams in MLS for quite some time now and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. They are seen as one of the candidates to win the championship this season and they want to start things the best way with a win against Dallas.
The Texans land here with not as many expectations as the Timbers but they know they can surprise the team, especially knowing how inconsistent they were during the last week of competition in the regular season. They’ll try to bounce back after that painful loss against Minnesota and a win against Portland will give them a huge boost.
How to watch or live stream online Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas in the U.S.
ESPN, ESPN Deportes, TSN 3/5, TVA Sports, ESPN App will broadcast this game in the United States. Portland is one of the most popular teams in the United States and this game will probably be watched by a lot of people.
Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas: Predictions and odds
The Timbers are seen as clear favorites to win this game. Oddsmakers give them -110 odds, +240 odds to Dallas and +260 to the tie.
* Odds via FanDuel
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