The biggest rivalry in the MLS returns as Seattle Sounders take on their arch enemies Portland Timbers.
Seattle will have nothing other than revenge on their mind when they take on their rivals Portland. One month ago, Brian Fernandez scored twice as Portland eliminated Seattle from the US Cup.
Looking at the table, this game promises to be a tight one. Seattle are head and shoulders above Portland in the table however, when looking at the form of both teams, there are many similarities.
Timbers come into this game unbeaten in four games. In that time, the team has managed two wins and two draws. Seattle, on the other hand, come into this game having won three form their last four games – suffering just one defeat in that time.
However, as we know, when looking at derby games, things like form, statistics, rankings, ratings and any other numbers don’t matter – this is purely about who will have more heart and more passion.
The recommendation in this game is to back the visitors. Portland have a lot to prove in this game. The season hasn’t gone their way and they are still chasing a play-off spot. They will no doubt have the motivation for this game and we are backing them at the outright price of 3/1.
Portland Timbers to win – 3/1 bet365*
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