Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 31/08/2023

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Portland Timbers - Real Salt Lake

USA MLS - Providence Park

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Exclusive Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tips

The Major League Soccer game on the 31st of August at Providence Park pits Portland Timbers against Real Salt Lake City. Find out who the most likely victor would be in the Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake betting tips below.

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Over 3.5 Goals

  • The Timbers have the weakest backline in the Western Conference, with 41 goals conceded.
  • Two of the Timbers’ last three outings saw over 3.5 goals.
  • 60.0% of the last 10 Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake City head-to-heads had four or more goals after 90 minutes of soccer.

Draw or Real Salt Lake

  • The last five Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake head-to-heads saw two victories for Mastroeni’s side, two draws, and only one Timbers win.
  • Portland Timbers haven’t won a game against Real Salt Lake since the 5th of December, 2021.
  • Real Salt Lake currently rank 3rd in the Western Conference, which is surely a boost to our Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake predictions.
  • The Timbers won only six of their 25 MLS games this season.

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Odds and Statistics

Check out the graphics below for some interesting Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake head-to-head statistics.

Head to Head

18/05/23

USA MLS USA

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

0

0

11/05/23

USA US Open Cup USA

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

3

4

09/10/22

USA MLS USA

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

1

24/04/22

USA MLS USA

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

0

0

20/02/22

America Friendlies America

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

3

0

Last Five - Portland Timbers

07/04/24

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

3

D

31/03/24

USA MLS USA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

2

L

24/03/24

USA MLS USA

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

3

1

L

17/03/24

USA MLS USA

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

0

L

09/03/24

USA MLS USA

New York City FC

New York City FC

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

2

W

Last Five - Real Salt Lake

07/04/24

USA MLS USA

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

1

1

D

31/03/24

USA MLS USA

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

1

3

W

23/03/24

USA MLS USA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

1

2

W

10/03/24

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

2

1

L

02/03/24

USA MLS USA

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

0

3

W

Portland Timbers odds: +132 – 42.2%

Draw odds: +260 – 26.0%

Real Salt Lake odds: +195 – 31.8%

The odds in our Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake prediction imply that we have the Timbers down as the bookmakers’ expected winners, with a 42.2% win probability ahead of Thursday’s Major League Soccer match. Regardless of how well coach Mastroeni's team played thus far, Real Salt Lake City don’t have the three points up for grabs. They are underdogs with a 31.8% win probability at +195.

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Lineups & Team News

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers rank 12th in the Western Conference and the team got thrashed 5-0 by U.S. Open Cup finalists Houston Dynamo. What choice did the board have but to sack Giovanni Savarese? We believe that it was the right move to make but one that gives our Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake City predictions the edge.

Predicted lineup – Ivacic (GK), Bravo, Zuparic, Araujo, Mosquera, Paredes, Acosta, Evander, Chara, Boli & Asprilla

Real Salt Lake

Under coach Mastroeni’s rule this season, Real Salt Lake City are flying high. The team ranks 3rd in the Western Conference, with 10 victories, seven draws, and barely eight matches lost.

Predicted lineup – MacMath (GK), Brody, Silva, Glad, Eneli, Ruiz, Ojeda, Savarino, Gomez, Musovski & Arango

Player to Watch: Jefferson Savarino

We believe that the Jefferson Savarino-Danny Musovski duo will click into higher gear this week at Providence Park. Musovski is the best creator at coach Mastroeni’s disposal but Jefferson Savarino is the top scorer, ironically.

As a winger, you’d expect Savarino’s role to be a creative one. However, with six goals to his name in the 2023 Major League Soccer campaign, we have Jefferson Savarino with the most goals for Real Salt Lake City this year.

Starting Lineups

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers
4-3-3
18
Zac McGraw
ca
5
Claudio Bravo
ar
20
Evander
br
7
Franck Boli
ci
Substitutes
6
Bryan Acosta
hn
2
Miguel Araujo
pe
31
Aljaz Ivacic
si

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake
4-4-2
26
Diego Luna
us
14
Rubio Rubin
gt
Substitutes
11
Andres Gomez
co
3
Bryan Oviedo
cr
31
Kevon Lambert
jm

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Prediction


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