Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union prediction and betting tips (May 22)
The Portland Timbers play the Philadelphia Union for the second time this season. The Timbers want to defend the home court and bag a win against the Union on Sunday night.
Cristhian Paredes (Portland Timbers) scored a goal in their last match against San Jose
Cristhian Paredes (Portland Timbers) scored a goal in their last match against San Jose

Portland Timbers face Philadelphia Union in their next league game of the MLS regular season. This is an interconference matchup.

The match is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 22 May 2022. The game time by GMT is 2:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22. The match venue is Providence Park, Portland, Oregon.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union (May 22) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union latest odds on betting sites

The Portland Timbers to win odds are priced at 2.40 (+140 American; 7/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while the Philadelphia Union to win odds are priced at 3.00 (+200; 2/1).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Portland Timbers — 40%, draw — 29%, Philadelphia Union — 31%.

Latest betting odds on Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union (22 May 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Portland Timbers — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Philadelphia Union — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)

Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union match preview and statistics

The Portland Timbers are 10th in the Western Conference standings with 15 points and a -1 goal difference. They have three wins, six draws and four losses, scored 20 goals and conceded 21 in the league. The Timbers lost 2-3 to San Jose Earthquakes in their last match.

Cristian Paredes scored the first goal in the 18th minute with a header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner, following a cross from corner by Marvin Loria. Jackson Yueill pulled one back for San Jose in the 31st minute with a header from the centre of the box to the top left corner, assisted by Jeremy Ebobisse with a cross.

Jamiro Monteiro made it 1-2 on the stroke of halftime with a shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Cade Cowell following a fast break. Bill Poni Tuiloma levelled the scores in the 56th minute with a header into the top right corner, following a corner cross from Eryk Williamson.

Jamiro Monteiro scored the winner for the Earthquakes in the 80th minute with a shot to the bottom left corner. Portland had 39% possession, 1.12 expected goals (xG), nine total shots, five shots on target, one big chance, 238 accurate passes, 73% pass accuracy, 15 fouls committed, four corners and three yellow cards.

Portland Timbers team news: Diego Gutierrez, Felipe Mora, George Fochive and Hunter Sulte are sidelined due to injuries.

The Philadelphia Union are top of the Eastern Conference standings with 21 points and a +7 goal difference. They have five wins, six draws and one loss, score 16 goals and conceded nine goals in the league.

Philadelphia played a goalless draw with Inter Miami CF in their last match. They were the better side in top stats with shots on target and big chances created.

Their game by numbers, 44% possession, 1.56 expected goals (xG), 20 total shots, eight shots on target, three big chances, 326 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 15 fouls committed, four corners and one yellow card.

Philadelphia Union team news: No player is injured or suspended for this match.

Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union H2H

Portland and Philadelphia have drawn any of their last seven meetings. The Philadelphia Union beat Portland Timbers 3-nil in their last h2h game.

Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union lineups and key players

Portland Timbers projected starting lineup:

  • Aljaz Ivacic
  • Pablo Bonilla
  • Dario Zuparic
  • Bill Poni Tuiloma
  • Justin Rasmussen
  • Cristhian Paredes
  • Eryk Williamson
  • Yimmi Chara
  • Santiago Moreno
  • Nathan Fogaca
  • Marvin Loria

Cristhian Paredes is the key player to watch out for. He scored a goal in their last match against San Jose. Paredes has four goal involvements this season, with two goals and two assists. The midfielder looks forward to another good game.

Philadelphia Union projected starting lineup:

  • Andre Blake
  • Olivier Mbaizo
  • Jakob Glesnes
  • Stuart Findlay
  • Kai Wagner
  • Jack Elliott
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • Leon Flach
  • Daniel Gazdag
  • Cory Burke
  • Sergio Santos

Daniel Gazdag is the key player to watch out for. He is one of their top performers in the league with six goals and two assists. Gazdag has two goals and two assists in the last four games. A good performance is expected of the attacking midfielder in this match.

Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union predictions and betting tips

The Portland Timbers have not had it easy in the past games, with a win, a draw and three losses in their last five matches. The Philadelphia Union have not had any win in their last five matches, with four draws and a loss.

Looking at their last seven h2h matches, both teams have not drawn at all. Predictions for this match are the Portland Timbers to win, and over 2.5 goals. The Timbers have the home advantage in this game.

They haven’t lost in five home games against Philadelphia, with four wins and a draw. The last seven h2h matches have ended with a total of over 2.5 goals, the least number of goals they’ve scored is three.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-0.25) on Portland Timbers

Odds: 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.86 (-116 American; 25/29 Fractional)

Portland Timbers — Philadelphia Union
Lost
Over 2.5 goals
1.86
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