PT vs RSLC Dream11 Prediction | Major League Soccer | Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake, Fantasy Team News

Updated on: Aug 31, 2019 6:50 pm IST

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    PT vs RSLC Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups


    Portland Timbers will be looking to snap a two-game losing run when they host Real Salt Lake in the Major League Regular season at Providence Park.

    For the first time under Giovanni Savarese, Portland lost two consecutive home games. Anytime is bad time to lose, but the timing of Timbers’ could prove to be fatal for them as the regular season is fast heading towards its culmination.

    But Portland’s fate is still in their own hands, for FC Dallas, who are 7th in the Western Conference, are only 3 points ahead on the table having played two extra games.

    While Real Salt Lake are absolutely putting up a show at the moment, behind only Los Angeles FC on current form.

    Just two defeats in the last 12 league games, one of which came against Los Angeles FC, head coach Freddy Juarez couldn’t have asked for more from his players.

    Match Details:

    The Major League Soccer match will be played between Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake at Providence Park, in Portland, Oregon, USA. The ground has a capacity of 25,218.
    The game will start at 08:00 AM (IST), on Sunday, September 01.

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    Recent form (Last six matches)
    Portland Timbers –
    L L W W L L
    Real Salt Lake – D W W W W L

    Portland Timbers Team News:

    • A big reason for Portland’s stuttering form is the big injury list. The latest update is that the hosts will surely be without five players, while two more could miss the game if fail to recover in time.
    • The players who are definitely out are Marco Farfan (left knee injury), Jeff Attinella, (right shoulder injury), Modou Jadama (left foot injury), Larrys Mabiala (left thigh injury) and Julio Cascante (left thigh injury).
    • While midfielder Cristhian Paredes (right upper leg injury) and defender Zarek Valentin (left upper leg injury) are listed as doubtful and will be assessed before the game.

    Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

    • Giovanni Savarese made three changes to his starting line up for the game against Atlanta United.
    • Jorge Moreira replaced Zarek Valentin at left-back and should start against Real Salt Lake as well.
    • With Paredes struggling with injury, Renzo Zambrano may once again partner Diego Chará in the midfield.
    • Jeremy Ebobisse is expected to replace Marvin Loría in the playing 11.
    • While Steve Clark will start in goal for Portland as Jeff Attinella remains an injury absentee.

    Portland Timbers Probable XI:

    Clark (GK), Villafana, Dielna, Tuiloma, Moreira, Zambrano, Chara, Ebobisse, Valeri, Blanco, Brian Fernandez

    Real Salt Lake FC Team News:

    • All three Jordan Allen ( knee injury), Tony Beltran (knee injury) and Nick Besler (foot injury) will be missing the game due to their respective injuries.
    • Defensive midfielder Kyle Beckerman picked up his 5th yellow card of the season in the last game. He will be serving a one-game ban here.

    Possible ins or outs of this game:

    • Head coach Freddy Juarez didn’t shy away from taking some hard decisions for the last game as he replaced Justen Glad for Marcelo Silva at the back. Expect the latter to start here as well.
    • Aaron Herrera completes his suspension and is available for selection.
    • Nick Besler is expected to come for the suspended Beckerman in the playing 11.

    Real Salt Lake Probable XI:

    Rimando (GK), Herrera, Onuoha, Glad / Silva, Lennon, Luiz, Besler, Rusnak, Kreilach, Savarino

    Likely to score:

    • For Portland Timbers: Deigo Valeri, Brain Fernandez
    • For Real Salt Lake: Albert Rusnak, Sam Johnson

    Captain and Vice-Captain options:

    Diego Valeri: One of the most technically gifted player ever to grace this league. A living MLS legend, and a perfect role model for the young and aspiring football players.

    His skills on the ball, and more importantly the passing range, which is perhaps the best amongst all the MLS players.

    Season Stats:

    • Games: 24
    • Games Started: 23
    • Goals: 07
    • Assists: 15
    • Shots: 65
    • Shots on Goal: 26

    Jeremy Ebobisse: His phenomenal rise at the backend of last season saw him nailing down a regular spot in Portland’s starting 11. Still only 22, the young forward has scored some crucial goals for Portland this season.

    Season Stats:

    • Games: 25
    • Games Started: 18
    • Goals: 08
    • Assists: 01
    • Shots: 36
    • Shots on Goal: 12

    Brain Fernandez: A striker of his own traits. He brings a totally different dimension to this team due to his uncanny playing style. He loves to drop back into the midfield, sometimes onto the right-wing. His versatility is the main reason why he is so hard to mark.

    Season Stats:

    • Games: 13
    • Games Started: 11
    • Goals: 10
    • Assists: 01
    • Shots: 54
    • Shots on Goal: 24

    Albert Rusnak: In good touch, leading the scoring charts for the team this season. Good things normally happen for Real Salt Lake when he has the ball under his feet.

    Season Stats:

    • Games: 24
    • Games Started: 23
    • Goals: 09
    • Assists: 05
    • Shots: 61
    • Shots on Goal: 25

    Sam Johnson: The speedy Johnson has been a top-notch player for Real Salt this season. A great player to have in your Dream11 fantasy team-based ion the current form.

    Season Stats:

    • Games: 20
    • Games Started: 12
    • Goals: 09
    • Shots: 24
    • Shots on Goal: 11

    Suggested combination:

    PT vs RSLC Dream11 potential winner:
    Real Salt Lake should at least get a draw here.

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