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SJ Earthquakes - Portland Timbers: Small difference between teams in Major League Soccer clash

SJ Earthquakes hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 10 points and a 11th position in the Major League Soccer table. Visiting Portland Timbers holds 6th place with 14 pts.

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There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

This stadium uses grass, unlike Portland Timbers's home stadium. The visitors last 28 games on grass have ended in 12 wins, 3 draws and 13 losses.

These teams have little in common geographically as Portland Timbers have to travel 1000 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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SJ Earthquakes form and stats

0-3-1 (win-draw-lost) are the Major League Soccer numbers at home for SJ Earthquakes, who have the most conceded goals (26) in Major League Soccer, so far this season. Earthquakes have played two draws in a row on their own stadium.

The spoils were shared in SJ Earthquakes's previous game, also at home. Visiting LA Galaxy (placed 5th) travelled back with a draw after a 0-0 scoreline. Prior to that, an away loss at Seattle Sounders.

This is expected to be a close game, with SJ Earthquakes perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Earthquakes as a small favourite), we find eight games. SJ Earthquakes has won zero of these, drawn three and lost five.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Portland Timbers are coming to town in three days.

The Earthquakes fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 5 in 4 matches. SJ Earthquakes are struggling defensively, conceding on average more than two goals per home game (8 from 4 played).

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Portland Timbers form and stats

The visitors are W2-D1-L1 on the road this term. That's in the Major League Soccer.

Portland play their second straight away game, having lost the previous one 2-4 to Los Angeles FC (placed 4th). Ahead of that match was the victory versus Seattle Sounders at their stadium, the result 2-1.

A crazy, crazy match with lots of goals last time out for Portland, as mentioned above. 6 goals in that one, will this match be as much fun?

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found five similar matches played by Portland Timbers in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Portland Timbers, one draw and two defeats.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only three days as another away game awaits: The Major League Soccer trip to SJ Earthquakes.

Portland have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 8 goals from 4 away matches. For Portland, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Earthquakes, zero draws and seven wins for Portland Timbers. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Thu 17.September
Match begins: 01:30 (UTC)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting KC 11 6 2 3 21 15 6 3 1 2 12 10 5 3 1 1 9 5 6 20
2 Seattle Sounders 10 5 3 2 23 10 7 4 2 1 17 6 3 1 1 1 6 4 13 18
3 Minnesota United 11 5 2 4 21 17 3 2 0 1 8 4 8 3 2 3 13 13 4 17
4 Los Angeles FC 11 4 3 4 25 24 8 4 3 1 24 15 3 0 0 3 1 9 1 15
5 LA Galaxy 10 4 3 3 16 15 5 2 1 2 8 6 5 2 2 1 8 9 1 15
6 Portland Timbers 10 4 2 4 18 22 6 2 1 3 10 14 4 2 1 1 8 8 -4 14
7 Houston Dynamo 11 3 5 3 18 17 4 2 2 0 6 2 7 1 3 3 12 15 1 14
8 Real Salt Lake 11 3 5 3 16 19 7 2 3 2 8 10 4 1 2 1 8 9 -3 14
9 Dallas 9 3 4 2 12 9 6 3 2 1 9 5 3 0 2 1 3 4 3 13
10 Colorado Rapids 10 3 4 3 17 16 5 1 3 1 7 9 5 2 1 2 10 7 1 13
11 SJ Earthquakes 10 2 4 4 15 26 4 0 3 1 5 8 6 2 1 3 10 18 -11 10
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 10 3 0 7 12 22 4 1 0 3 9 13 6 2 0 4 3 9 -10 9

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting KC 11 6 2 3 21 15 6 3 1 2 12 10 5 3 1 1 9 5 6 20
2 Seattle Sounders 10 5 3 2 23 10 7 4 2 1 17 6 3 1 1 1 6 4 13 18
3 Minnesota United 11 5 2 4 21 17 3 2 0 1 8 4 8 3 2 3 13 13 4 17
4 Los Angeles FC 11 4 3 4 25 24 8 4 3 1 24 15 3 0 0 3 1 9 1 15
5 LA Galaxy 10 4 3 3 16 15 5 2 1 2 8 6 5 2 2 1 8 9 1 15
6 Portland Timbers 10 4 2 4 18 22 6 2 1 3 10 14 4 2 1 1 8 8 -4 14
7 Houston Dynamo 11 3 5 3 18 17 4 2 2 0 6 2 7 1 3 3 12 15 1 14
8 Real Salt Lake 11 3 5 3 16 19 7 2 3 2 8 10 4 1 2 1 8 9 -3 14
9 Dallas 9 3 4 2 12 9 6 3 2 1 9 5 3 0 2 1 3 4 3 13
10 Colorado Rapids 10 3 4 3 17 16 5 1 3 1 7 9 5 2 1 2 10 7 1 13
11 SJ Earthquakes 10 2 4 4 15 26 4 0 3 1 5 8 6 2 1 3 10 18 -11 10
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 10 3 0 7 12 22 4 1 0 3 9 13 6 2 0 4 3 9 -10 9

SJ Earthquakes Portland Timbers
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
12 6 2 Played P 0 6 14
3 1 1 Won W 0 4 7
4 3 1 Drew D 0 1 3
5 2 0 Lost L 0 1 4
21 11 5 Scored S 0 13 26
32 14 2 Conceded C 0 10 26
83% 83% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
83% 83% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 93%
67% 67% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 100% 86%
67% 67% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 43%
58% 50% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 17% 21%
75% 83% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 86%
25% 17% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 7%
17% 17% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 7%
 
7.2 5.8 6 Corners for (avg) C F 0 3.3 4.4
5.2 6.7 6 Corners against (avg) C A 0 5.2 5.9
1.8 2.3 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2.2 2.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
168 86 25 Total Shots T S 0 62 170
59 27 9 Shots on Target S O 0 29 70
36% 41% 56% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 45% 37%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • All of Portland Timbers's away-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Portland Timbers has the most conceded goals in the second half (16) in Major League Soccer
  • Portland Timbers have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Portland Timbers have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Portland Timbers have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Portland Timbers have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Portland Timbers haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • SJ Earthquakes has the fewest scored goals (5) at home in Major League Soccer
  • SJ Earthquakes has the most conceded goals (26) in Major League Soccer
  • SJ Earthquakes has the most conceded goals in the first half (17) in Major League Soccer
  • SJ Earthquakes has the the worst goal difference (-11) in Major League Soccer
  • SJ Earthquakes have won significantly less corners at home than away.
  • SJ Earthquakes is in the worst form (0-2-4)

Bookie SJ Earthquakes Draw Portland Timbers

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Major League Soccer (often known simply as MLS) is the top level of football (soccer) in the United States and Canada. MLS has 24 teams divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team play 34 fixtures to decide a league table champion. The top fourteen teams then compete in playoff to crown a MLS Cup champion.