Diego Valeri #2, Timbers vs. Rapids, 9.8.18
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Quick Strikes | Portland looks to extend home unbeaten streak against Eastern Conference foes

The Portland Timbers return home for their last midweek game of the 2018 regular season when they take on Columbus Crew SC at Providence Park Wednesday night (7:30pm PT, FOX 12 PLUS). Here are five numbers to know for #PORvCLB in the latest edition of Quick Strikes. 

2+ In each of their last five matchups against Crew SC in all competitions, the Timbers have scored two or more goals. In those five matches, Portland is 3-1-1 including the club's 2-1 victory over Columbus in the 2015 MLS Cup. 

12 Portland is currently on a 12-game unbeaten streak in home games against teams from the Eastern Conference with a record of 7-0-5. In addition, the Timbers have won six of their last seven home games against Eastern Conference teams. 

89 Diego Valeri is currently second in MLS for most chances created this season with 89, according to Opta. In his MVP season last year, Valeri was credited with 69 chances created. 

0.79 The Timbers have conceded just 11 goals at home this season, which is an average of .79 goals against in 2018. Only two MLS teams have conceded fewer goals at home this season.

12-8-8 Portland and Columbus enter Wednesday's match with the exact same record of 12-8-8 with both teams also having a goal difference of +1. Additionally, in the eight regular-season games between the two teams, each team has scored exactly 10 goals and won three matches.