Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 30 August 2020
Kick-off at 3:30 UK/ 4:30 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).
Portland Timbers were sixth in the western conference last season and ended up in the 11th place in the overall table with a chance in the play-offs. However, the Timbers did not cross the first round of the play-offs in the campaign in 2019.
Real Salt Lake was one of the hottest teams in the league last season. They played till the Conference semifinals in the play-offs after finishing 6th in the overall MLS table. The Claret and Cobalt were the second runners-up in the western conference the last term.
Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded five of the last six overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-1 home win for Freddy’s boys.
- Two of the recent three fixtures saw both teams score.
- The host is unbeaten at home in the past three meetings.
Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Prediction
Portland Timbers is just one point ahead of the visitors in the table as it stands. They have scored 8 goals while conceding 10 in their 6 league appearances so far. The Timbers are winless in the last two matches, and the 0-3 loss at home against Seattle Sounders will definitely be a blow for the home team.
Real Salt Lake is not behind, but their one win from the recent three clashes does not pose much threat to the host. They will visit after a 1-4 win on the road against Colorado Rapids prior to the visit. Freddy Juarez’s men have slotted in 7 goals while conceding 4 in return.
Based on each team’s form, the safest bet for the punters will be a draw no bet over Portland Timbers to yield decent returns. Since the visitor has built a solid defense in the campaign, the total score in ninety minutes is not likely to exceed over three goals in the clash.
Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Draw no bet: Portland Timbers @ 1.40 (2/5).