Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders will clash in a direct encounter for the playoff spot in the Western Conference. At this point, the hosts are in a bit better position, because they are holding the 4th place with 24 points. They only have three points fewer than the first-placed Kansas City. Meanwhile, Seattle is tied for the 6th place, which leads to the offseason, but they have to improve. It will be a perfect opportunity for them, to jump over several opponents.
The game in Oregon will be the only game played this Monday and the last match of the 18th round of Major League Soccer.
Portland Timbers Preview
The home team has 3 straight defeats. And in each of those games, they allowed 2 or more goals. Also, all 3 games ended with both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. At this moment Portland is in bad shape as they have only 2 victories from the last 10 fixtures. On the other hand, they have 6 defeats.
The situation is brighter when looking only games played in Oregon. They are unbeaten in the last 4 games and in three of them they even scored two goals.
4 out of the last 5 games in front of their fans, ended with under 2.5 goals.
There is no doubt that the home team will do everything to win this game, because they collect points at home in majority of cases.
Seattle Sounders Preview
The Sounders are very inconsistent. After an awful period in which they lost three straight games, Seattle bounced back with 4 victories in five fixtures. Currently, they do not have a win in the last two meetings. Just two days ago Sounders played 1-1 against Orlando in Seattle, conceding a late goal in the 4th minute of injury time. It will be challenging for them to recover mentally after they lost two almost certain points. And what concerns their fans additionally, are inferior performances is on the road. Seattle Sounders have 4 straight defeats away from their home. In three of those 4 defeats, they allowed at least 3 goals.
Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders head to head
In the previous 5 games, Seattle Sounders have three victories, while their opponents have only one. The interesting thing is that on 4 occasions both teams scored and that guarantees an open match tonight. The most recent game clash was only 10 days ago in US Open Cup. Seattle won 2-1.
Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders Prediction
There is no doubt that the home team is in heavy favourite coming into this match. We are going to back up this claim, and we think that they are going to win. Also in our opinion, both teams will score in this match.
For you punters who like to combine some bets in order to increase the odds, home team to win and both teams to score is a perfect solution.