2019 MLS – Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers kick off? Sunday 21st April, 2019 – 00:30 (UK)

Where is Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers being played? MAPFRE Stadium

What television channel is Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers?

Columbus Crew – https://seatgeek.com/columbus-crew-sc-tickets

Portland Timbers – https://seatgeek.com/portland-timbers-tickets?oq=Portland+Timbers+

THE TEAM NEWS

COLUMBUS CREW

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Steffen; Jimenez, Mensah, J. Williams, Francis; Artur, Trapp; Pedro Santos, Higuain, Robinho; Zardes

Unavailable: Valenzuela (Injured), Afful (Injured)

Doubtful:

PORTLAND TIMBERS

Predicted line-up (5-3-2): Attinella; Moreira, Mabiala, Tuiloma, Cascante, Valentin; Flores, Chara, Paredes; Blanco, Ebobisse

Unavailable: Ivacic (Injured), McIntosh (Injured)

Doubtful: Loria (Injured), Polo (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

MAPFRE Stadium has become a fortress of late for Columbus Crew, who have won ten and drawn two of their last 12 home league games. In addition, they have kept clean sheets in four of their five at home in the MLS, so expect a comfortable win to nil against poor travellers Portland Timbers.