Seattle Sounders Vs Portland Timbers Betting Tip: BTTS – 9 July 2022

Goals the regular theme when these two meet in Seattle?

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United States Seattle Sounders Vs Portland Timbers United States

Saturday, 9 July 2022 – 21:30 (BST)
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 4/6
Bookmaker: WilliamHill
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 6 July 2022)

Preview: Lumen Field has proven a happy hunting ground for the Portland Timbers who, this Saturday, are seeking to stretch their unbeaten run at this venue to five after winning three of the last four MLS road meetings with the Seattle Sounders.

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Seattle Sounders – More personnel changes incoming?

For most MLS sides, going without several important members of your regular XI would be a hindrance. Not this Seattle side. Brian Schmetzer made the six changes for last Saturday’s visit to Toronto from the team beaten at home by CF Montreal little more than 48 hours prior The end result? Positive. A comfortable 2-0 success away to Toronto FC bringing up win numbers six across a nine-game stretch (D1 L2).

That form has been propped up by four wins in their last six matches at Lumen Field. However, only one of them victories – their comprehensive 3-0 win over a Sporting KC languishing stone last in the West – came in their last three outings in Seattle. Falling to a 2-1 reverse last time out there to CF Montreal, who subsequently went and conceded four without reply in Los Angeles to the LA Galaxy.

Key Stat: Seattle Sounders have only managed two clean sheets from nine MLS home games in 2022, but would concede more than once on just two occasions.


Portland Timbers or Draw



Portland Timbers – Road troubles could ease in Seattle?

The Timbers aren’t pulling up many trees in the MLS Western Conference. Giovanni Savarese’s side sit three points south of Seattle Sounders who occupy the seventh and final play-off berth, all while completing as many as two games more than some of the teams above them. This fixture does at least present them with an opportunity to eat into those arrears, and it is one which has treated them well in recent times.

Nearly four years since Portland Timbers’ last defeat at Lumen Field, all but one of four subsequent visits yielded maximum points. Sealing a 2-0 success around this time last year as a 9/2 underdog. A repeat seems a stretch, though, as while their current four-game unbeaten run (W2 D2) suggests a team approaching form, this season’s record of one win in ten road outings (D5 L4) leaves much to be desired.

Key Stat: Portland Timbers found the back of the opposing team’s net in 80% (8/10) of MLS away games this season, doing so in all of the past five without winning any of these games (D3 L2).

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Seattle Sounders Vs Portland Timbers Betting Advice

For whatever reason, playing Seattle Sounders on the road comes easy to the Portland Timbers. None of the four previous encounters between the sides here at Lumen Field went the way of the hosts. The Timbers would win three of those, including to nil last season as a considerable underdog. Interestingly, the men from Portland have not failed to score across their last nine visits to Seattle in league and cup.


Seattle Sounders Vs Portland Timbers – Key Facts:

  • The sides are meeting for the first time since a 2-0 victory here at Lumen Field for the Portland Timbers last August, a result that extended the Timbers’ unbeaten record at this venue to four (W3 D1).
  • Seven of the last eight meetings between the teams here in Seattle saw both teams among the goals. The exception being last season’s 2-0 scoreline in favour of the guests.
  • Both sides bring form with them into the game. Seattle Sounders boast six wins in their last nine MLS games (D1 L2) while Portland Timbers are now four without loss (W2 D2).


Unsurprisingly, with the above stat in mind, six of the past seven head-to-heads with Seattle Sounders as hosts has produced both teams scoring. That, even at such thin odds, has to be the bet here. Seattle would score in their past six home league games but only registered two clean sheets in nine said matches all season. Meanwhile, Portland Timbers scored and conceded in eight of ten away MLS games in 2022.

Best Betting Odds – Seattle Sounders Vs Portland Timbers

Seattle Sounders – 5/6 (Ladbrokes)
Draw – 27/10 (WilliamHill)
Portland Timbers – 3/1 (Bet365)