Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers MLS Betting Prediction

Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers Prediction 5/12/2024

Seattle Sounders (2-5-4) travel to face off against Portland Timbers (2-5-4) on Sunday, May 12th. This match will be played at Providence Park in Portland, OR. Seattle Sounders is coming off a draw while Portland Timbers is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 4:45 PM ET.

Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers

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Seattle Sounders Is Coming Off A Draw

The Seattle Sounders hosted the Los Angeles Galaxy in their last match, earning a draw but failing to score a goal. The money line payout for the Sounders was -134, and the combined goal total fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Seattle took a total of 19 shots in this match, four of which were on goal. They also had 12 corner kicks, compared to just five for the Galaxy. Despite these offensive opportunities, though, they couldn’t find the back of the net a single time.

On the defensive end, the Sounders blocked eight shots and intercepted five passes. LA’s offense took a total of 12 shots, three of which were on target. Seattle’s defensive unit also didn’t allow a single penalty kick attempt.

The Seattle Sounders head on the road to take on the Portland Timbers in a crucial Western Conference matchup. Through 11 matches, the Sounders have a record of 2-5-4, which has them sitting in 11th place in the Western Conference. They have struggled on the road, going just 1-4-1, and have been favored in six matches, going 1-1-4. After this match, they will head on the road once again to take on Real Salt Lake on Thursday, May 16th.

Portland Timbers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Portland Timbers will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Charlotte FC. This loss came on the road and the Timbers were the heavy underdog at +270. The two goals scored were right on the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Portland’s offense took a total of six shots in this match, three of which were on target. Jonathan Rodriguez and Cristhian Paredes each took two shots for the match. Eryk Williamson was the only player to take a shot for the Timbers in the midfield.

On the defensive end, the Timbers allowed two goals on just three shots on target by Charlotte FC. Maxime Crepeau finished with two saves and the club finished with seven defensive interceptions.

The Portland Timbers are looking to snap a two-match losing streak as they take on the Seattle Sounders. So far this season, the Timbers have a record of 2-5-4, which has them in 12th place in the Western Conference. They have struggled on the road, going just 1-4-2, but have been better at home, going 1-1-2. Over their last seven matches, the Timbers are winless, going 0-4-3. Following this match, they will be back at home on Thursday, May 16th, taking on the San Jose Earthquakes.

Seattle Sounders Offense Breakdown

The Seattle Sounders have been one of the most prolific teams in the league when it comes to earning corner kicks, as they lead MLS in that category. They have had more corners than their opponents in over 80% of their matches this season. Their passing percentage is 11th in the league, and they are 18th in shots on goal. Raúl Ruidíaz is their top scorer, as his six goals are 6th in MLS, and he is also 5th in the league in shots on goal. Léo Chú is their leader in assists, and he is 134th in MLS in that category.

Portland Timbers Offense Breakdown

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The Portland Timbers have been one of the most efficient offenses in the MLS this season, ranking fifth in goals per match at 1.7. They have been led by Evander, who is 19th in the league in goals scored with four. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 40th in the MLS. Overall, the Timbers are 21st in shots on goal and 29th in corners, but they have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in four straight matches.

Seattle Sounders Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Portland Timbers, the Seattle Sounders’ defense is 9th in the MLS in goals allowed per match (1.2). However, they are coming off a shutout win over the Los Angeles Galaxy, who are the 2nd-ranked scoring offense in the league. Stefan Frei is 12th in the MLS with three clean sheets this season. Overall, the Sounders’ defense is 1st in blocked shots per match but 26th in interceptions and fouls per match.

Portland Timbers Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Seattle Sounders, the Portland Timbers’ defense is giving up 2.1 goals per match, which is 28th in the MLS. Over their last four matches, they have given up an average of 2.0 goals per match. They are also 26th in blocked shots and 20th in interceptions. Keeper Maxime Crépeau has made eight starts and has yet to record a clean sheet. He is 15th in the MLS with 28 saves.

Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers Prediction

With the match between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers expected to end in a 1-1 draw, we are going with a payout of +230. This season, the Timbers have been the better offensive club, coming in 5th in goals scored and 3rd in shooting percentage. Our projections have Jonathan Rodriguez as the top goal scorer for the match. On the other side, look for Raul Ruidiaz to find the net for the Sounders. Coming into the match, Seattle is the top team in MLS in terms of blocked shots.

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