FC Dallas and Portland Timbers face off today as the MLS 2021 continues its course. These two will clash in a match for the Week 3 of the tournament, after both began their campaings differently. Check out all you need to know about this game, such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it.
The hosts will be seeking their first win this season. Luchi Gonzalez's boys had a low start to the new competition, as they tied in the opening match and were beaten in the following one by San José Earthquakes. Their upcoming opponents probably won't make things easy for them either.
Timbers bounced back from a shocking defeat against Vancouver Whitecaps in the first matchday with a hard-fought win last round. Giovanni Savarese's team is also taking part in the CONCACAF Champions League, and it will be interesting to see how it deals with playing so many games every week.
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: Match Information
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: Storylines and Head-to-Head
FC Dallas failed to pick up three points so far, although the league is still in an early stage and there are plenty of rounds left. However, Gonzalez's squad will be expected to push for a playoff place once again this year, and it needs to recover soon to chase that goal.
On the other hand, Portland will seek revenge from last season's MLS Cup playoffs, in which they were knocked out by Dallas. Savarese's men head to this duel after earning three much needed points against Houston Dynamo.
These two have faced each other 20 times so far, and Dallas have a slight advantage holding eight wins, while Portland Timbers claimed the triumph in seven matches. Meanwhile, they drew in five games.
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: MLS 2021 Standings
Only two rounds of the MLS 2021 have been played so far, but as the table stands right now, Portland Timbers sit 10th in the Western Conference with three points. FC Dallas find themselves two places below with only one point.
How to watch or live stream FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers in the US
The game to be played between FC Dallas and Portland Timbers for the Week Two of the MLS 2021 will be broadcast in the US by KMPX 29, ESPN+, Fox 12 Plus, fcdallas.com, and FCD Radio.
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already made their predictions ahead of this game, and they see the hosts as favorites. FanDuel has given odds of +105 to FC Dallas, while Portland Timbers have +220, and a tie would result in a +240 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.