Joveljic leads LA Galaxy against Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers (3-6-6, 12th in Western Conference) vs. LA Galaxy (7-5-2, fifth in Western Conference)

Carson, California; Saturday, 5 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Los Angeles -143, Portland +350, Draw +301; over/under is 2.5 goals

BOTTOM LINE: Dejan Joveljic leads the LA Galaxy into a clash with the Portland Timbers after a two-goal performance against Austin.

The Galaxy are 5-4-1 in conference play. The Galaxy are 5-3 in games decided by one goal.

The Timbers are 3-4-3 in Western Conference games. The Timbers are ninth in MLS with 21 goals led by Bill Tuiloma with five.

Saturday’s match is the second time these teams have faced each other this season. The Galaxy won the last encounter 3-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Chicharito has scored six goals for the Galaxy. Samuel Grandsir has three assists in the last 10 games.

Tuiloma has five goals for the Timbers. Nathan Uiliam Fogaca has scored two goals in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Galaxy: 5-3-2, averaging 1.3 goals, 4.9 shots on goal and 6.1 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.1 goals per game.

Timbers: 2-5-3, averaging 1.5 goals, 4.2 shots on goal and 5.1 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.7 goals per game.

NOT SUPPOSED TO PLAY: Galaxy: Adam Esparza-Saldana (injured), Eriq Zavaleta (injured), Sega Coulibaly (injured), Jorge Villafana (injured), Douglas Costa (injured), Sacha Kljestan (injured).

Timbers: Eryk Williamson (injured), Blake Bodily (injured), Claudio Bravo (injured), Jaroslaw Niezgoda (injured), George Fochive (injured), Felipe Mora (injured), David Bingham (injured), Diego Chara (injured), Diego Gutierrez (injured).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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