PT vs RSLC Dream11: Portland Timbers host Real Salt Lake at the Providence Park tomorrow. They are winless in the last three. They are coming off the back of a 1-1 draw versus the San Jose Earthquakes. The Oregon side is 16th in the table, one point behind their opposition. They have won just thrice in the last ten matches.
Meanwhile, Real Salt Lake is also mid-table in 15th place with 21 points from 16 games. They have two wins in their last nine matches. They are heading into this game following a 1-0 loss to LA Galaxy. Both sides are just on the verge of a playoff spot and would be desperate for a win.
August 8, Sunday
Kick-Off: 08:00 AM (IST)
Venue: Providence Park
Portland Timbers: DLLWW
Real Salt Lake: LDWDL
In the last seven fixtures between the two sides, Portland has won four times while Real Salt Lake won twice. One game ended in an entertaining 4-4 draw. Real Salt Lake won the last encounter 2-1 at home.
Portland Timbers News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Andy Polo, Jeff Attinella, Ismaila Jome, and Jaroslaw Niezgoda remain out because of long-term injuries. Dario Zuparic is also doubtful to start. Diego Chara is suspended.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Giovanni Savarese will roll out a 4-2-3-1. A Ivacic should start between the goalposts. P Bonilla, B Tuiloma, L Mabiala, and J Rankin should be the back four. R Zambrano and E Williamson should partner up in the central midfield. D Valeri, S Blanco, D Asprilla might play in attacking midfield roles and provide service to F Mora up top.
Aljaz Ivacic, Pablo Bonilla, Bill Tuiloma, Larrys Mabiala, Jose Rankin, Renzo Zambrano, Eryk Williamson, Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco, Dairon Asprilla, Felipe Mora.
Real Salt Lake News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Real Salt Lake will be missing David Ochoa, Zack Farnsworth, and Andrew Brody through injuries.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Freddy Juarez will also roll out a 4-2-3-1. Z MacMath should start between the posts. D Toia, M Silva, J Glad, and A Herrera should form the backline. N Besler and D Kreilach should partner up in central midfield. A Rusnak, J Meram, A Julio might play in attacking midfield roles and provide service to B Wood up top.
Zac MacMath, Donny Toia, Marcelo Silva, Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Nick Besler, Damir Kreilach, Albert Rusnak, Justin Meram, Anderson Julio, Bobby Wood.
Felipe Mora will be leading the line for the host side and has 5 goals and an assist this season. He has a passing percentage of 85%. He is coming on the back of a Man of the Match performance versus the San Jose Earthquakes.
Damir Kreilach could be pivotal if the visitors were to get anything from this game. He has seven goals and four assists this season. He is very good in the air and always involved in set pieces.
Albert Rusnak could pay rich dividends for the risk-takers. He gives consistent returns and always pops up with a goal or an assist. He has three goals and three assists this season.
GK: A Ivacic
DEF: J Glad, L Mbiala, A Herrera, J van Rankin
MID: A Rusnak, D Asprilla, D Valeri, D Kreilach
FOR: B Wood, F Mora
Where to Watch: The game will not be telecasted in India.
History favors Portland Timbers and they are playing at home. Both sides are struggling for form. However, the PT vs RSLC Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of a draw in this fixture.