Seattle Sounders FC vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 9/6/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Portland Timbers
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+115) Portland (+210)
CenturyLink Field is the site where Felipe Mora and the Portland Timbers (3-2-3, 6th in the Western Conference) will take on the Seattle Sounders FC (4-3-1, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at +210 while the Sounders are at +115. The total has been set at 2.75.
Seattle has been able to control possession for 50% of the time while successfully dribbling 64.4% of the time (3rd in the league). They have tried 90 shots at the opposition with 28 of them being on target, which calculates to a 31.1% SOT percentage. The Sounders as a team have totaled 15 goals this year, which is 4th in the league. They have been on the receiving end of 3,336 passes on 3,892 targets on the year, which makes their receiving percentage 85.7%.
Raul Ruidiaz is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Sounders. He has 8 assists while accumulating 12 yellow card warnings during his career. Ruidiaz has been in the starting lineup in 137 matchups so far in his career and tallies 0.67 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Peru has tallied 88 goals scored (12th among active players) in 11,830 mins. Another guy who should impact this match is Kelvin Leerdam, the defender who is from the Netherlands. He has assisted on a goal 24 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 24 goals. Leerdam has been on the pitch for 20,624 minutes in 232 career starts and has been given 48 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.10 G/90 in his pro soccer career (184th among active players).
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Seattle will be Stefan Frei. Frei (120-68-98 mark during his career) has recorded 79 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.5% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Switzerland has seen 1,322 shots tried against him in 287 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.31 (376 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .722. Frei has defended the goal for 25,806 minutes and has 955 saves thus far in his career.
Portland has tallied 3,594 targets on the season (16th in the league) with 3,104 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.4% while controlling possession of the ball 48.3% of the time. The Timbers have successfully dribbled 63% of the time for the year while totaling 14 goals. They have been able to hit on 35.9% of their shots on 92 total shots.
Felipe Mora will need to provide a lift for Portland. He sports an average of 0.47 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 54 matches during his MLS career. The forward who was born in Chile has been on the pitch for 11,101 minutes while scoring 58 goals (28th among active players). He has collected 14 yellow card warnings so far in his MLS career and has assisted on a goal 5 times. Be sure to watch out for Sebastian Blanco, the forward from Argentina. Blanco has earned himself 47 yellow card cautions in 16,145 minutes played (180 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.25 (103rd among active MLS players). He has totaled 45 goals during his MLS career while assisting on a goal 42 times.
Steve Clark will be looking after the net for the Timbers. Clark has racked up 50 shutouts while defending 1,099 shots tried against him in 19,791 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of .703 and his shutout rate is 22.7%. He has surrendered 1.49 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 74-64-81. So far in his MLS career, Clark has given up 328 goals while he has racked up 773 stops in 220 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (+115)
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