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SS vs PT Dream11 Grand League Prediction – Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders | Major League Soccer

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

SS vs PT Dream11 | Dream11 Grand League Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Portland Timbers can move to 4th in the Western Conference when they host Seattle Sounders in the Major League Soccer regular season match at Providence Park, in Portland.

MATCH Info: Major League Soccer
When: August 24, 2019, 07:30 AM
Where: Providence Park


SS vs PT Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Portland Timbers are one of the favourites to qualify for the playoffs from the Western Conference. They are 7th on the table, having played two games fewer than FC Dallas in 8th.

But the most favourable thing for Portland is that they will be playing 7 of their season-ending 8 games at home.

For Seattle Sounders, three or four wins should be enough to propel them into the post-season. It should not be a problem for them to achieve this target from the remaining 8 matches.


Team News:

Portland Timbers:

  • The hosts are short at the back as with defenders Marco Farfan, Modou Jadama and Larrys Mabiala all out of contention for this game.
  • While goalkeeper Jeff Attinella remains a long-term injury due to a right shoulder injury.
  • Right-back Jorge Moreira received his 5th booking of the season in the last game and will be serving a one-game ban here.
  • We expect Portland’s head coach Giovanni Savarese to ring in some changes to his playing 11, following the 0-2 loss to Atlanta United in the last game.
  • One change will come at right-back with Jorge Villafana replacing Jorge Moreira.
  • Cristhian Paredes could come into the midfield at the expense of Renzo Zambrano, partnering Diego Chará.

Seattle Sounders:

  • Forward Will Bruin remains a long-term absentee due to a right ACL tear and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season
  • Victor Rodriguez is suffering from a hamstring strain and is not available.
  • In addition, Brad Smith and Alex Roldan are listed as doubtful and may miss the game.
  • While Roman Torres remains suspended following his violation of MLS Substance Abuse and Behavior Health Policy.

SS vs PT Dream11 Grand League Picks for Captains & Vice-Captains:

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: 06
  • 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

From Seattle Sounders, the likes of Raul Ruidiaz, Jordan Morris and Harry Shipp can’t be dropped.


SS vs PT Dream11 Grand League Scenarios:

Scenario 1:

Portland to win the game:

That’s likely to happen here. In that case, the likes of Brain Fernandez, Jeremy Ebobisse and Sebastian Blanco, along with midfield maestro Diego Valeri are worth considering.

Choose defensive midfielders from Seattle – Cristian Roldan or Gustav Svensson could do the trick here.


Team combination 1:

  • Goalie: Clark
  • Defenders: Tuiloma, Villafana, Kee-hee
  • Midfielders: Valeri (an option for captain or vice-captain), Chara, Lodeira, Roldan
  • Attackers: Fernandez (C), Ebobisse (VC), Morris

Team combination 2:

  • Goalie: Clark
  • Defenders: Tuiloma, Villafana, Cascante
  • Midfielders: Valeri (C), H Shipp, Lodeira, Roldan
  • Attackers: Fernandez (VC), Ebobisse, Morris

Team combination 3:

  • Goalie: S Frei
  • Defenders: Tuiloma, Villafana, Cascante
  • Midfielders: Valeri, H Shipp, Lodeira, Roldan
  • Attackers: Fernandez (C), Ebobisse (VC), R Ruidiaz

A draw:

If it’s a draw, means both the teams managed to do enough to share the points. The best possible combination to go with should be a five-man midfield.

Team combination 4:

  • Goalie: S Clark
  • Defenders: Tuiloma, Villafana, Cascante
  • Midfielders: Valeri, H Shipp, Lodeira, Roldan, S Blanco
  • Attackers: Fernandez (C), R Ruidiaz

A win for Seattle Sounders.

Unlikely, but not impossible. In that case, reverse the scenarios from Portland’s win.

Team combination 5:

  • Goalie: S Frei
  • Defenders: Kee-Hee, Tolo, Arreaga
  • Midfielders: Valeri, H Shipp, S Blanco, D Chara
  • Attackers: Fernandez, J Morris (VC), R Ruidiaz (C)
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