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Sunday’s MLS action will see Seattle Sounders FC playing against Portland Timbers.
All Seattle Sounders FC v Portland Timbers match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle Sounders FC will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-2 MLS victory versus Austin FC.
In that match, Seattle Sounders FC had 49% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Seattle Sounders FC, goals were scored by Jordan Morris (48') and Albert Rusnák (90'). Austin FC got 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Sebastián Driussi (72') scored for Austin FC.
It has not been often in recent times where Seattle Sounders FC have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Seattle Sounders FC have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals on the way. Let’s find out if that trend can be continued on here.
Portland Timbers will go into the meeting following a 2-1 MLS win versus Real Salt Lake in their last match.
In that match, Portland Timbers had 48% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. For Portland Timbers, the goals were scored by Santiago Moreno (13') and Felipe Mora (64'). For their opponents, Real Salt Lake got 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Cristián Arango (82') was the scorer for Real Salt Lake.
Showing their bias toward high-scoring matches, goals have been seen as many as 22 times in the previous 6 matches in which Portland Timbers have sent out their troops, giving a mean average of 3.67 goals each clash. Opposition teams have hit 15 from this total.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 16/08/2021 shows that Seattle Sounders FC have won 1 of them & Portland Timbers 4, with the number of draws standing at 1.
21 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 from The Sounders and 13 coming from The Timbers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league game between these sides was MLS match day 23 on 03/06/2023 and the score finished Seattle Sounders FC 0-0 Portland Timbers.
That time, Seattle Sounders FC had 61% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Portland Timbers had 11 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Allen Chapman.
Team News: Seattle Sounders FC
Dylan Teves (Muscle Injury), Kelyn Rowe (Hamstring Injury) and Cristian Roldán (Concussion) won’t be playing for Seattle Sounders FC manager Brian Schmetzer.
In all likelihood, The Sounders will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 system for this game, beginning the first half with Stefan Frei, Alex Roldan, Jackson Ragen, Yeimar Gomez, Nouhou Tolo, Obed Vargas, Joao Paulo, Albert Rusnak, Jordan Morris, Leo Chu and Raul Ruidiaz.
Team News: Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers manager MIles Joseph has to currently contend with reduced team options. Eryk Williamson (Cruciate Ligament Surgery), David Ayala (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play.
We believe The Timbers will likely begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, choosing David Bingham, Juan Mosquera, Zac McGraw, Dario Zuparic, Eric Miller, Cristhian Paredes, Diego Chara, Evander Ferreira, Santiago Moreno, Felipe Mora and Yimmi Chara.
Our assessment is that Portland Timbers should get enough chances to score against this Seattle Sounders FC team, although it possibly won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re going for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Seattle Sounders FC when all is said and done. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Seattle Sounders FC
Stadium: Lumen Field (68,740)
Captain: Nicolás Lodeiro
Chairman: Craig Waibel
Manager: Brian Schmetzer
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)