2020 MLS – Portland Timbers vs Cincinnati Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Portland Timbers vs Cincinnati taking place? Wednesday 29th July, 2020 – 03:30 (UK)

Where is Portland Timbers vs Cincinnati taking place? ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Field 17, Orlando

What television channel is Portland Timbers vs Cincinnati on? Sky Sports, Premier Sports & FreeSports share the rights to MLS matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Portland Timbers vs Cincinnati in the UK? If televised on Sky Sports, subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go / If televised on Premier Sports or FreeSports, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player

In the US, ESPN+ have the rights to stream some MLS matches. Those in the US can sign up by clicking here

Where can I get tickets for Portland Timbers vs Cincinnati? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE PREDICTION

It is fair to say that both these teams exceeded expectations by reaching the knockout stages but the MLS is Back Tournament has thrown up plenty of surprises so predicting a winner here is certainly not straightforward. You would have to say the edge goes to Portland Timbers though. They scored twice in all three group games and have found the net in nine straight MLS matches stretching back to last season. Cincinnati did show some defensive improvements in their last two matches but you feel they can still be exposed, just like they were in their tournament opener when they shipped four goals to Columbus Crew. Short of backing a Timbers victory, it could instead be worth backing Portland to open the scoring in this match.

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