San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Kick-off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: Avaya Stadium.
Giovanni Savarese’s men had won the recently-concluded ‘MLS is Back’ Tournament, and at present could be considered the best team in the league.
In 2019, they had qualified for the playoffs after finishing sixth in the West, while counterparts the Goonies had completely missed out on the post-season.
Going on, Savarese’s men have a great h2h record against this rival recently, and have been on a roll lately in away fixtures.
On the other hand, Matias Almeyda’s men have been struggling to perform in games for quite some time now, and in the process had even gone through a long losing streak.
As things stand, expect Portland Timbers to be the better team on the pitch this Thursday.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Savarese’s men had recorded wins in four of the previous five games.
- They have lost just once in the past three years against this rival.
- They had also registered 11 of the former 15 overall wins.
- The latest clash between the two had ended in a 3-1 win for them.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers: Prediction
Savarese’s men won the revamped ‘MLS is Back’ tournament thwarting several other hopefuls, and really have made a name for themselves. As of now, they are the team to beat in the US, and they are hoping to deliver a huge regular season for their fans.
They were unbeaten in eight of their former nine overall matches, and also had won seven of these games. On the other hand, their counterparts have had a total of just four wins since September, and in the process had also recorded a seven-match losing run.
Moreover, they also have been struggling in h2h clashes in the past three years, and had failed completely in keeping the opposing offense at bay.
For the reasons, expect Portland Timbers to carry on with this momentum, and deliver an impressive performance this Thursday.
San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Portland Timbers or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5)
Portland Timbers to Win Either Half @ 1.83 (5/6).