Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers
USA – Major League Soccer Playoff
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Kick-off at 03:00 UK / 04:00 CET
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy).
Real Salt Lake will play Portland Timber in the MLS playoffs for the second consecutive season. The host has not been that successful against the Timbers in the regular season, but it is an altogether different story when it comes to playoffs.
Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers Head-to-head (h2h)
- Timbers are unbeaten in the last five meetings overall.
- Their previous encounter awarded RSL with a 0-1 defeat.
- Overall stats at home: Real Salt Lake (8 wins, 5 losses, 2 Draws).
- Both teams have scored in the previous four clashes held here.
Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers Prediction
The Claret and Cobalt have been far from their comfort zone when it comes to facing the Timbers. They haven’t defeated the opposition in the last five h2h clashes recently, three of it in visits. Also, Portland is a side that the host has beaten just once in ten regular season h2h meetings. But they’ve won both the previous h2h playoffs in the MLS league.
In addition to that, they have proven their strength at home. They are the fourth-best home team in the MLS regular season. Also, the host had eight clean sheets in the last 17 MLS home fixtures. Moreover, they have three wins in the last five home matches in their schedule.
On the other hand, the guest is winless in the last three away fixtures boosting the hopes for the host. Moreover, they have been defeated at home only 5 times in the 15 visits by the Timbers. As such, the home team has more chance of finishing the game on top in ninety minutes.
Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers Betting tips
Draw no bet: Real Salt Lake @ 1.50 (1/2).
Correct score: 2-1 for Real Salt Lake @ 8.50 (15/2).