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Portland Timbers & San Jose meet on Match-day 43

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose

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Major League Soccer action on Thursday as Portland and San Jose meet at Providence Park – 4:00am GMT.

Tenth placed San Jose, are away to fifth placed Portland on Thursday.

Portland Timbers’ Major League Soccer season, has so far seen them gain 46 points, going into this game

If Portland’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 2-0 at Colorado Rapids and 2-3 at Vancouver Whitecaps.

Also, some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and three losses for Portland seems very relevant. With a fifth position in the league and 14 wins, 13 losses and 4 draws, they currently have 46 points in the League having won 14 meetings, drawn four fixtures, and lost 13 fixtures.

When Portland host San Jose, they will do so on the back of nine wins and two draws on their own ground.

A win in this fixture would take Portland Timbers’s points to 49 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 48 goals. Their stand out attacking players have been Aljaž, Hunter, and Jeff. Portland have shown a poor defensive performance so far, having conceded 51 goals in their previous matches.

San Jose arrive at this game, having secured 37 points so far this season

It was a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps in San Jose’s last Major League Soccer outing, Matías Almeyda’s men will be hoping for a better result in this fixture.

Also, They currently stand tenth in the League, with 37 points for a total of 9 wins, 12 losses and 10 draws having won nine matches, drawn 10 games, and lost 12 fixtures.

San Jose’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Portland. In the 15 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four meetings, drawn six matches, and lost five games.

San Jose will see 40 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Portland Timbers v San Jose – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels this fixture has historically favoured the locals, in terms of results.Portland have recorded 14 victories and nine draws. Their most recent encounter in this competition was August 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Performance Report

For Portland, Aljaž is one of the top performing players after having scored
in 31 League matches this Major League Soccer Season, while Mario Daniel contributed with
in 31 League games so far for San Jose.

Other players of note for Portland are Hunter and Jeff with respectively and for San Jose are Emmanuel and James with respectively.

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