Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders FC
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).
The runner-up spot in the West is wide open in spite of the respective league standings of these teams. Count in the match in hand for the Timbers, and the potential increases further.
Portland, in fact, has been in fine form in recent weeks. They won two of their last three league matches, and three of the last four at home. Also, to be noted is the fact, their only recent loss at home came against current champions, Atlanta United. The guests, who are winless in their last four straight matches in the league, will expectedly struggle this weekend.
Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders Head-to-head (h2h)
- Portland won four of the last five matches.
- 10 of the last 12 games had goals from both teams.
- Nine of the last twelve wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Seattle conceded twice or more in nine of their last twelve visits to this stadium.
Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders Prediction
The Timbers were unbeaten in 12 of their last 16 matches and scored three or more goals in two of their former three ties as well. At home, they went unbeaten in 16 of their former 18 appearances and scored thrice or more in three of the last four.
On the other hand, Seattle was winless in six of their last seven overall fixtures and conceded twice or more in all of these games. On the road, they were once again winless in 14 of their last 17 and had a four-tie losing run in the midst of this stretch as well.
Finally, the Timbers won four of the last five h2h clashes and registered 10 of the last 12 at this venue. They had also scored twice or more in nine of the last twelve such clashes here.
With overwhelming support for the hosts’ superiority, we’ll take our chances with them.
Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders Betting Tips
Portland Timbers to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
To Score the First Goal: Portland Timbers @ 1.60 (3/5).