Seattle Sounders FC vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Portland Timbers
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-150) Portland (+375)
Lumen Field is the venue where Felipe Mora and the Portland Timbers (7-3-10, 8th in Western Conference) will take on the Seattle Sounders FC (12-6-3, 1st in Western Conference) on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Stefan Cleveland for the Seattle Sounders FC and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at +375 while the Sounders are at -150. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Seattle faced off with Columbus in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 2-1. The Sounders attempted 12 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 7 of the tries for a rate of 58.3%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 86.0% passes received percentage by connecting on 399 of the 464 passing targets in their last outing.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Seattle walked away from the pitch at a 27.8% rate by putting 5 SoT out of 18 shots. Seattle has an average of 1.67 goals per 90 min (35 total goals) and have earned 19 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Raul Ruidiaz is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Seattle Sounders FC. Ruidiaz has been a starter in 165 outings during his soccer career and he tallies 0.68 G/90. The forward from Peru has tallied 109 goals scored in 14,363 minutes played. He has 10 assists while accumulating 17 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Fredy Montero, the forward representing Colombia. Montero has been on the pitch for 23,493 mins during 259 career starts and has been given a total of 50 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 42 times in his career and he has scored 118 goals. He is averaging 0.45 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Seattle Sounders FC will be Stefan Cleveland. Cleveland has seen the field for 2,070 minutes and has accumulated 66 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.13 (26 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 76.1. The goalie from the United States has seen 88 shots tried at him in 23 starting assignments. Cleveland (9-8-6 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 3 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 13.0% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Portland went home defeated by a final of 3-1 against Austin. They wrapped up this match by completing 423 out of their 471 passes they tried earning a rate of 89.8%. The Timbers finished the match with a 30.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 3 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. Portland landed 6 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted earning them a 54.5% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 27 goals and 20 assists in all their matches, Portland sports an average of 1.35 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Felipe Mora will be someone to watch for Portland Timbers. The forward hailing from Chile has been on the field for 13,014 professional minutes and has scored 70 goals. He has accounted for 14 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. He scores 0.48 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 148 contests in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Dairon Asprilla, the forward who is from Colombia. Asprilla has been handed a total of 17 yellow card cautions in 7,404 professional minutes played (85 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.30. He has accounted for 25 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 11 different times.
Steve Clark will look after the goal for Portland Timbers. Clark has earned 55 clean sheets and has defended 1,202 shots attempted against him in 21,797 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.4 and his shutout rate sits at 22.6%. He has surrendered 1.47 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 84-70-88. So far in his pro soccer career, Clark has given up 357 goals and has tallied 846 saves in 243 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland (+375)
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