LAG vs PT : With 2 Major League Soccer wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats from their home games, LA Galaxy are certainly not brimming with confidence. Regardless of arena the trend is looking very unhealthy for Galaxy with their four defeats in a row. Not since the SJ Earthquakes game, 23 days ago, have they avoided a loss. We have seen two home losses in a row now for Galaxy, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.
LA Galaxy faced defeat in their previous match, away at SJ Earthquakes (1-2). Ahead of that match, Galaxy lost 1-3 at home to Seattle Sounders.
The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It’s interesting to look at how Galaxy have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found eleven games) they have won seven times, drawn one and lost three.
The manager G. Barros Schelotto will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Colorado Rapids in only three days.
Galaxy are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 9 goals in 7 games. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 11 goals have been conceded.
LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers – Key Players Team News
- David Bingham
- Nick DePuy
- Rolf Feltscher
- Sebastian Lletget
- Javier Hernandez
Portland Timbers (PT) – Key Players
- Steve Clark
- Dario Zuparic
- Larrys Mabiala
- Jorge Villafana
- Chris Duvall
LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers Timbers Form Summary
LA Galaxy won 1 of their last 6 matches, lost 4 matches and 1 match ended in a draw. Portland Timbers won 4 of their last 6 matches, lost 1 match and 1 match ended in a draw.
LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers – Recent Form
LA Galaxy: L L L L D
Portland Timbers: W W W D L
LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers – Team Squad
LA Galaxy (LAG):
Eric Lopez, Justin vom Steeg, David Bingham, Julian Araujo, Diedie Traore, Danilo Acosta, Nick DePuy, Daniel Steres, Emiliano Insua, Rolf Feltscher, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Jonathan Perez, Emil Cuello, Efrain Alvarez, Perry Kitchen, Joe Corona, Jonathan Dos Santos, Sacha Kljestan, Sebastian Lletget, Cameron Dunbar, Gordon Wild, Carlos Harvey, Ethan Zubak, Cristian Pavon, Javier Hernandez, Kai Koreniuk
Portland Timbers (PT):
Steve Clark, Jeff Attinella, Aljaz Ivacic, Bill Tuiloma, Jorge Villafana, Chris Duvall, Larrys Mabiala, Julio Cascante, Marco Farfan, Dario Zuparic, Zac McGraw, Pablo Bonilla, Andres Flores, Cristian Paredes, Yimmi Chara, Dairon Asprilla, Diego Valeri, Eryk Williamson, Diego Chara, Tomas Conechny, Marvin Loria, Renzo Zambrano, Blake Bodily, Sebastian Blanco, Andy Polo, Felipe Mora, Jeremy Ebobisse, Jaroslaw Niezgoda
LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers – Probable Playing 11
David Bingham, Nick DePuy, Rolf Feltscher, Sebastian Lletget, Javier Hernandez, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Emiliano Insua, Jonathan Dos Santos, Cristian Pavon, Diedie Traore, Daniel Steres
Steve Clark, Dario Zuparic, Larrys Mabiala, Jorge Villafana, Chris Duvall, Diego Valeri, Eryk Williamson, Diego Chara, Jeremy Ebobisse, Sebastian Blanco, Marvin Loria