Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 8/26/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+125) Seattle (+200)
The Timbers (7-12-8) will try to defeat the Seattle Sounders FC (10-3-13) at Providence Park on Friday. The Sounders are priced at +200 and the Timbers are at +125. The over/under is 2.5. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Aljaz Ivacic for Portland Timbers and Stefan Frei for Seattle Sounders FC.
Portland has conceded 44 goals while giving up 1.63 goals per 90, and their oppositition have a total of 143 SoT against them. They have compiled 5 shut outs, giving them a rate of 18.5 over the course of the season. Portland has recorded 78 yellow cards on the campaign and 5 red cards. The Timbers are ranked 14th in regard to expected goals with 36.1, and the expected goals against sit at 38.6. So far this year, the team is sitting with an average of 1.22 pts per match (33 points) and also rank 10th in the league with 29 assists. Their differential on goals is currently at -1 because of 43 goals put in the net and also 44 goals allowed. The Portland Timbers have accounted for 100 SVs and they also hold a save % of 69.9 this season.
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Seattle Sounders FC has recorded 35 goals and the team's expected goals the season is at 37.0. The club's goals against per 90 min is 1.31 with 83 saves, and they have compiled 5 shut outs. So far this year, the Sounders have a save percentage of 73.7 (114 shots on target against), and also rank 19th in soccer with 33 pts. Seattle is 12th in relation to goals against with 34, and their goal differential is at 1. The Sounders have a shut out percentage of 19.2 on the year and 50 yellow card warnings. The Sounders average 1.3 pts/match while compiling 21 assists and 3 red cards.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Portland will be Aljaz Ivacic. Ivacic has seen the field a total of 7,341 minutes and is sitting with 281 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.67 (136 goals given up) and he has a save % of .680. The keeper hailing from Slovenia has seen 413 shots tried against him in 81 career starting assignments. Ivacic (25-28-28 record in his career) has accumulated 16 shutouts, which gives him a 19.8% shutout percentage.
Stefan Frei will reside in front of the net for Seattle. In his career, Frei has surrendered 471 goals and has tallied 1,166 stops in 366 starts. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 159-79-127. He holds a save percentage of .720 and his clean sheet rate is 26.5%. Frei has recorded 97 clean sheets and has defended 1,619 shots against him in 32,916 career minutes.
Santiago Moreno is one member of the squad who can be a force for Portland. The forward hailing from Colombia has earned 11 goals scored in 4,279 mins played. Moreno has been in the starting lineup in 48 outings in his career and has 0.23 G/90. He has accounted for 13 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Seattle has playmaker in Nicolas Lodeiro, who gets under the skin of opposing sides. The midfielder hailing from Uruguay has accumulated 16,367 professional minutes while scoring 46 goals. He is currently averaging 0.25 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 178 matches during his soccer career. He has collected 31 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 57 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (+125)
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