2021 MLS Regular Season continues its course with a midweek fixture full of exciting games. Portland Timbers and LAFC face each other today, July 21, at Providence Park in a match for the Week 14 of the tournament looking to grab the three points. The team from Los Angeles want to get close to Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders in the standings, while the Timbers will try to get their second straight win at home. Here, you will find everything you need to know about this Major League Soccer game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
Giovanni Savarese's boys will be back at home after claiming a hard-fought win in the weekend. Portland have lacked consistency at the beginning of the MLS campaign, so now they'll try to build on their last victory to climb positions in the West.
Meanwhile, Bob Bradley's side will make the trip to Oregon looking to continue on winning ways after recording three victories in its last three matches. Two of those triumphs were on the road, but Los Angeles have failed to win three away games in a row so far. Will they do it for the first time in this clash?
Portland Timbers vs LAFC: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time: 10:30 PM (ET)
Location: Providence Park, Portland
Portland Timbers vs LAFC: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:30 PM
CT: 9:30 PM
MT: 8:30 PM
PT: 7:30 PM
Portland Timbers vs LAFC: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Portland Timbers arrive at this midweek MLS fixture with a dramatic win under their belts. Last Saturday, they defeated FC Dallas at home thanks to a late goal from Jeremy Ebobisse in the 84th minute. Will they make it two straight wins at Providence Park?
Los Angeles FC, on the other hand, will set foot in Portland after claiming three victories in a row in 2021 MLS, two on the road and one at home last Saturday against Real Salt Lake (2-1). This could be a great chance for them not only to strengthen in the playoff spots, but to make it three away wins for the first time in the organization's history.
This will be the 11th meeting between these two teams. LAFC have the edge with four triumphs, while Portland Timbers have won just twice, and they've shared the points in other two games.
Portland Timbers vs LAFC: 2021 MLS Standings
After Week 13, Los Angeles FC sit fifth in the 2021 MLS Western Conference standings with 21 points, while Portland Timbers are seventh with 16 points.
Portland Timbers vs LAFC: 2021 MLS Top Scorers
Dairon Asprilla and Jeremy Ebobisse are Portland Timbers' top scorers with two goals each, while Diego Rossi is LAFC's leading goalscorer after finding the net five times.
How to watch or live stream Portland Timbers vs LAFC in the US
The game to be played between Portland Timbers and Los Angeles FC at Providence Park in Week 14 of the 2021 MLS will be broadcast in the US by ESPN+, Root Sports Northwest, Bally Sports SoCal, FOX Deportes, Fox Sports 1, FOX Sports App, Foxsports.com, and Estrella TV.
Portland Timbers vs LAFC: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers have already revealed their predictions for this game. FanDuel sees LAFC as favorites with odds of +100, while Portland Timbers have +210, and a tie would result in a +260 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.