Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kick Off: 02:40 Hrs

Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium

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Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Real Salt Lake’s away woes continued after they lost 3-2 against Vancouver Whitecaps in the latest league outing. Cristian Techera’s goal was cancelled out by Chris Wingert, but Vancouver were able to set up a 3-1 score by the 64th minute after goals from Kendall Waston and Yordy Reyna. A late goal from Tony Beltran did not prevent Vancouver from getting three points in the game. Portland are unbeaten in the four MLS 2017 games after a 1-0 win over New York City. Diego Valeri scored the only goal of the game in the 44th minute to see Portland go top of the table. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The away game against Real Salt Lake may not be much of an issue for Portland, who have been able to win three out of the last four away games against this opponent. This time around, though, RSL are unbeaten in the last five matches at the Rio Tinto stadium. Portland have picked up three draws and two wins amongst a defeat in the last six away games. I see value in backing a draw, as two of the last four games between these two clubs have also been stalemates. Portland have conceded more than 1.5 goals only twice in the last six away matches. Even in terms of home and away games, Portland have let in more than 1.5 goals only twice in the last eight. RSL have scored more than 1.5 goals in the home games against Portland only twice in the last six. I back RSL to score under 1.5 goals in this game.

Draw – 5/2

Real Salt Lake to score under 1.5 goals – 10/11

Real Salt Lake saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Portland Timbers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Real Salt Lake Form Guide

Real Salt Lake Team Logo

Real Salt Lake

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D H

23-07-2017

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

30-07-2017

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

06-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-08-2017

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

24-08-2017

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Portland Timbers Form Guide

Portland Timbers Team Logo

Portland Timbers

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

23-07-2017

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

30-07-2017

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

06-08-2017

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

12-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-08-2017

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

28-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

09-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Real Salt Lake Preview

Real Salt Lake’s push for a top six place took a setback, as the club suffered a second consecutive league defeat on the road. Away form has been the problematic area for the club throughout the campaign, but three consecutive wins during August sparked hopes of doing well even on the road. Yet, the club may not have to worry excessively about away matches, as three of the remaining five matches are at home. The club have so far managed 35 points and are only two points behind FC Dallas in the sixth place. However, Real Salt Lake have played more games than teams around them in the table.

Real Salt Lake Team News

Ricardo Velazco (ankle), Omar Holness (cruciate ligament), Jordan Allen (knee), Chad Barrett (knee), and Demar Phillips (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Real Salt Lake.

Portland Timbers Preview

Portland were able to establish a one-point advantage over Seattle Sounders at the top of the Western Conference table, but Caleb Porter’s men have played a game more than Brian Schmetzer’s team. Portland were able to open up a three-point advantage over Vancouver Whitecaps, who have played three games less. Portland also have just five matches left in the season with only two on the road. The club have been extremely strong at Providence Park with eight wins in 14. On the road, Portland only have four wins in 14.

Portland Timbers Team News

Gbenga Arokoyo (Achilles tendon), Chance Myers (ankle), Marco Farfan (ankle), Liam Ridgewell (thigh), Jake Gleeson (hamstring), and Fanendo Adi (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Portland manager Caleb Porter.

Real Salt Lake Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS + Win

BTTS + Draw

BTTS + Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Portland Timbers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS + Win

BTTS + Draw

BTTS + Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers Sidelined Players

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
18 GK Nick Rimando 175 92
2 LB Tony Beltran 172 75
30 CD Marcelo Silva 185 85
15 CD Justen Glad 185 80
25 RB Danilo Acosta 180 -
19 CDM Luke Mulholland 175 68
7 CM Jefferson Savarino 164 55
11 CM Albert Rusnak 180 65
5 CDM Kyle Beckerman 177 83
10 CM Joao Plata 160 -
20 CF Luis Silva 180 75
No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Jeff Attinella - -
16 LB Zarek Valentin 180 70
33 CD Larrys Mabiala 187 83
7 CD Roy Miller 187 75
24 RB Liam Ridgewell 188 79
20 CDM David Guzman 167 60
27 CM Dairon Asprilla 178 70
6 CDM Darlington Nagbe 175 75
10 CM Sebastian Blanco 166 64
8 CM Diego Valeri 178 75
11 CF Darren Mattocks 183 70