Monday’s clash at CenturyLink Field- sees eighth placed Portland, travel to first-placed Seattle in the Major League Soccer.
Seattle Sounders go into this meeting, keen to defend their lead in the Major League Soccer
Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Brian Schmetzer will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Columbus Crew 1-2 and FC Dallas 0-1
League leaders Seattle keep finding ways to win, having secured 11 victories in their last 19 meetings is astonishing this season. They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 42 points points so far this season having won 12 fixtures, drawn six matches, and lost three games.
When Seattle host Portland, they will do so on the back of five wins and four draws on their own ground.
As League leaders every game is crucial, so a victory would ensure that Seattle Sounders stay top, whilst maintaining pressure on their rivals.
Portland Timbers arrive at this match, having secured 24 points so far this season
This match gives Giovanni Savarese’s Portland 90 minutes to get their season back on track. Their last outing resulted in a 3-1 loss to Austin, with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.
With 24 points, they currently sit eighth in the League having won seven games, drawn three meetings, and lost 10 meetings.
Portland have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won one game, drawn two games, and lost seven fixtures of their 10 League matches on the road this season.
A victory for Portland Timbers would put them on 27 points.
Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers – Head-to-Heads.
When these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 35 matches, Seattle have won 15 victories and Portland 13 wins.
Seattle to win – probability = 60.98 percent.