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Real Salt Lake are eager to return back to winning ways after a poor result last time out against Los Angeles FC at home. They lost 3-0 and their 5-match unbeaten run came to an end. Portland Timbers got back to winning ways in their last match after defeating Vancouver Whitecaps by 3-1 at home. That win came after their 4-3 defeat to Real Salt Lake in the US Open Cup. Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers are both in the eastern conference, separated by 4 points. Portland Timber are 6th, while Real Salt Lake are 11th.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Real Salt Lake (LWDDW)
Real Salt Lake are facing Portland Timbers for the second time this season. The pair met a few weeks ago in the US Open Cup and Real Salt Lake won 4-3. Despite that result, Real Salt Lake have not been at their brightest form at the moment. They had 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in their last 5 games. And in the MLS, they have 3 wins, 2 draws and 6 defeats in all 11 matches played already this season. They are 11th in the eastern conference, with 11 points and a goal ratio of 10:20.
Real Salt Lake lost to Los Angeles FC at home in their most recent game. They conceded 2 goals in the first half and never really looked like getting back in the game. Kwadwo Opoku gave Los Angeles FC the early lead in the 6th minute and Denis Bouanga extended their lead in the 34th minute. Los Angeles went further ahead in the 87th minute as Mateusz Bogusz scored the 3rd goal from the penalty spot. Los Angeles won the game 3-0 at the end of 90 minutes. Real Salt Lake had 50% possession, 5 shots on target and 6 corner kicks in that match.
Team streak: less than 10.5 corners (8/9).
Portland Timbers (WLDWW)
Portland Timbers still remember the 4-3 defeat to Real Salt Lake like in the US Open Cup a few weeks ago.They will be eager to overcome the mistakes in that game as they fight for all 3 points in this game. Portland Timbers come in with a slight better result compared to the hosts. In their last 5 matches, Portland Timbers have 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. And in the league, they have 4 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats in 12 matches. Portland Timbers are 6th in the eastern conference with 15 points and a goal ratio of 18:19.
Portland Timbers were too much for Vancouver Whitecaps in their last game as they won 3-1. Franck Boli and Evander gave Portland Timbers the lead in the 2nd and 18th minutes and Zac McGraw pulled one back for Vancouver Whitecaps after he scored an own goal in the 24th minute. In the second half, Portland Timbers responded to the pressure from the away team as Evander scored in the 53rd minute to make it 3-1. The game dragged until the final whistle and neither side could further influence the game. Statistics showed Portland Timbers had 45% possession, 7 shots on target and 4 corner kicks in the game.
Team streak: without a clean sheet (9), more than 2.5 goals (7/7), both teams scoring (7/7), first to score (5/5), less than 4.5 cards (4/5).
Head to Head
The head to head record shows both teams have played 20 games against each other. Portland Timbers have 11 wins, while Real Salt Lake have 6 mins and 3 matches ended in a draw.
- Real Salt Lake have not lost in 3 meetings.
- There were more than 2.5 goals in 8/10 meetings.
- Portland Timbers scored first in 6/8 meetings.
- There were less than 4.5 cards in 6/7 meetings.
- There were less than 10.5 corners in 6/6 meetings.
Expert Analysis and Tips
Real Salt Lake have scored 10 goals and conceded 20 in 11 games this season. They scored an average of 0.9 goals per game and had a 6% conversion rate. They created an average of 1.5 chances per game and played an average of 14.2 shots per game. They played an average of 5.6 shots on target per game and an average of 5.5 corners per game. Defensively, they managed to concede an average of 1.8 goals per game and they have kept 2 clean sheets.
Portland Timbers have scored 18 goals and conceded 19 in 12 games this season. They scored an average of 1.5 goals per game and had a 15% conversion rate. They created an average of 2.0 chances per game and played an average of 10.3 shots per game. They played an average of 4.0 shots on target per game and an average of 3.6 corners per game. Defensively, they managed to concede an average of 1.6 goals per game and they have kept 2 clean sheets.
- More than 2.5 Goals at 1.72 Odds
- Both Teams to Score at 1.64 Odds
- Correct Score 1-2 at 12 Odds