Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 21st October 2018
Kick-off at 22.00 UK/ 23.00 CET
Venue: Providence Park, Portland.
The teams stand at the verge of qualification and both will go against each other with all they have got. Portland Timbers host Real Salt Lake in this battle for glory.
The hosts are just one point away from being mathematically ensuring their participation while the visitors need another three points, with both teams having two rounds to play out, including this one.
It is my understanding that the advantage is held by the hosts this time around as they need to play for just the draw, while the visitors will probably go in for the kill. The Timbers might just meddle with the right screws and pack Real Salt Lake out of this match.
Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake head-to-head (h2h)
- The Timbers have won last six out of eight matches between these two.
- The last match ended in a score line of 4-1 favouring the team from Portland.
- The Portland Timbers have won three out of last four matches at home, the fourth one being a draw. They also scored seven goals in these three wins.
- The Real Salt Lake team has just three wins in their last 18 matches on the road.
Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Prediction
The guests need just one point from their last two matches and this match at home where they have a strong recent showing, is the perfect opportunity for them to settle their progression. The fact that 75% of recent eight matches was won by the Timbers will give them a huge boost of confidence coming into this match.
Real Salt Lake has the LA Galaxy team on their tails and cannot afford any complacency now. They will have to score and try to win this game. It would be difficult to attain that objective as the home team would probably park the bus and hit them on counters.
Expect the home team to score and walk away with three points.
Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tips
Portland Timbers to win @ 1.62 (5/8)
Half Time/ Full Time: Portland Timbers/ Portland Timbers @ 2.40 (7/5).