Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers: Preview and Predictions

Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers
Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 28th August 2017
Kick-off at 02:30 UK / 03:30 CET
Venue: Century Link Field, Seattle.

The two leading teams in the Western Conference will collide on Monday at Century Link Field. This could be the crucial contest in the West as Sporting Kansas City is set to overtake one of the first two positions.

Seattle Sounders

The home side is sitting atop the West with 41 points earned. The Sounders are the best side in MLS at the moment – three victories and two draws in the last five games with 8 goals scored and only 2 allowed is scary.

Seattle are in the excellent form on the home turf. After 12 games played, their record reads 8 wins, 3 draws and a sole defeat. They netted 20 goals while allowing only 10.

Portland Timbers

The Timbers are rallying behind Seattle with the only one-point deficit. However, they played one game more compared to the Sounders.

Portland are also in the excellent form – in the last five matches, they registered three victories with a draw and defeat apiece.

Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers: Head-to-head

Portland will be hoping to beat Seattle in the fourth attempt this season. The Sounders bested Portland twice on the home turf. In MLS clash, the Sounders registered a minimal victory while in US Open Cup they also registered a minimal 2-1 victory. In Portland, Seattle were happy to snatch a point from the 2-2 draw.

Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers: Prediction

Both teams have the same target – direct qualification into the playoffs. The fact that Sporting Kansas City re breathing at their necks only increases the pressure on both teams as in the case of the defeat they might drop down to the third position. Seattle prefer a cautious style on the home turf, while Portland’s matches mostly end with several goals on both sides, which favors the hosts.

Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers: Bet Tips

The first bet will be Seattle Sounders to win at the odds of 1.81 @ Pinnacle.

A decent alternate is Under 2.5 goals at the odds of 2.43 @ Unibet.

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