Portland Timbers to beat Seattle Sounders in Saturdays MLS matchup
Market: Portland Timbers win
Odds: 5/2 @ Bet 365
Despite an impressive season in the Western Conference last season, Seattle Sounders have drastically struggled this year and will welcome the Portland Timbers to CenturyLink Field on Saturday.
For the hosts on Saturday, although they managed to secure second spot in the Western Conference last season, only behind Portland, Seattle have endured a rocky start to the new year and now find themselves in a battle at the other end of the table. After 14 MLS games this year, Seattle have won three, drawn three and lost eight, scoring 11 and conceding 18 in return, no team in either division holds a worst attacking record. With a points tally of 12, Seattle currently sit 10th in the Western Conference with just a single point advantage over slipping into bottom spot. As for their recent form, Seattle have now recorded just one win in their last seven matches in all competitions, losing five and drawing one.
As for Portland, after topping the Western Conference last season, while their title dreams may be fading, a win on Saturday will see them jump into the top four. In their 14 MLS games this season, Portland have won six, drawn five and lost three, scoring 21 and conceding 19 in return. With a points tally of 23, The Timbers currently sit fifth in the table and hold at least a game advantage over all the teams above them in the table. As for their recent form, Portland are now unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions, winning nine and drawing three. Along with winning the reverse fixture 1-0, backing Portland to come away with all three points seems like the safe bet here.
Bet: Portland Timbers to beat Seattle Sounders Saturdays MLS matchup 5/2 @ Bet 365