Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Prediction & Match Preview

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 1 September 2019
Kick-off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).

The Timbers are struggling to break into the playoff mix, and their inability to keep an unbeaten streak alive is severely hurting their chances to do so. At present, the squad has lost their last two matches and both were at this venue as well.

Salt Lake, who’s easily the best in the West behind Los Angeles FC, will take this game as an opportunity to surge ahead, even more, considering the upcoming match-up between Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders.

But one thing that will come into play this Sunday is the faltering away form of Real, despite all the heroics they have shown as a general trend.

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Timbers won the last four matches in a row.
  • Real conceded twice or more in the previous four clashes.
  • Portland scored three or more goals in the former two encounters at this venue.
  • The last time these two met, Timbers won on the road with a 1-2 scorecard.

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Prediction

Current form hugely tips the scales in favor of the visitors. Salt Lake won four of the last five overall matches and scored twice or more in all four. On the other hand, Portland lost their last two games, and each was at home. Moreover, they conceded twice or more in the last three appearances at home too.

In addition, Real is a major contender to end up the runner-up of the conference, whereas it’s a doubt whether the counterparts would make the playoffs.

Consequentially, count on Salt Lake to avoid a loss.

Going on, taking into account the stumbles Real has had on the road, the home advantage of the other side, and the superior h2h stats that the Timbers boast of in recent battles, the chances for BTTS to occur are very high.

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Double Chance: Real Salt Lake or Draw @ 2.00 (1/1).