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SS vs PT Dream11 Prediction | Major League Soccer | Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders, Fantasy Team News

SS vs PT Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

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

At the moment, Timbers are clearly one of the most in-form teams in the MLS. One of the clear and big factors is the number of games they are playing at home these days due to the re-schedule of their fixtures earlier in the season because of re-construction of Providence Park.

The fact that Portland will be playing 8 times in the remaining 9 league games at home, should see them qualifying for the post-season.

For Seattle Sounders, the danger of getting caught up by the rivals looms large. Their current 5th position on the table demands a re-look from the fans, as only 3 points separate them from FC Dallas in 8th place.

With more than half a dozen rounds still to go in the regular season, there are enough games to make or break the season.

Match Details:

The Major League Soccer match will be played between Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders at Providence Park, in Portland, Oregon. The ground has a capacity of 25,218.
The game will start at 07:30 AM (IST), on Saturday, August 24.

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Portland Timbers –
Seattle Sounders – L W L D L D

Portland Timbers Team News:

  • The hosts have a big list of absentees ahead of this game.
  • Portland are short at the back as defenders Marco Farfan, Modou Jadama and Larrys Mabiala remain on the sidelines.
  • In addition, goalkeeper Jeff Attinella has been ruled out with a right shoulder injury.
  • Right-back Jorge Moreira will be serving a one-game ban here due to the accumulation of yellow cards.

Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

  • Portland's 0-2 home loss to Atlanta United in the last game means head coach Giovanni Savarese may ring in some changes to his playing 11 here.
  • But one change is definitely guaranteed with Jorge Villafana replacing Jorge Moreira at right-back.
  • Cristhian Paredes could come into the midfield at the expense of Renzo Zambrano, partnering Diego Chará.

Portland Timbers Probable XI:

Clark (GK), Villafana, Cascante, Tuiloma, Valentin, Zambrano / Paredes, Chara, Ebobisse, Valeri, Blanco, Fernandez

Seattle Sounders FC Team News:

  • Forward Will Bruin remains out with a right ACL tear and may not play this season. Victor Rodriguez joins him on the sidelines for this match. The 30-year-old winger is suffering from a hamstring strain.
  • Sounders have listed Brad Smith and Alex Roldan as doubtful before this game. We expect the duo to miss the match.
  • While Roman Torres remains suspended following his violation of MLS Substance Abuse and Behavior Health Policy.

Possible ins or outs of this game:

  • No changes are expected from the visitors.

Seattle Sounders Probable XI:

Frei (GK), Tolo, Arreaga, Kee-Hee, Leerdam, Svensson, Cristian Roldan, Morris, Lodeiro, Shipp, Ruidiaz

Potential Game Changers, and total Dream11 points earned in the tournament:

  • Brian Fernandez: 80
  • Jeremy Ebobisse: 54.5
  • Jordan Morris: 22.5
  • Diego Valeri: 89.5
  • Sebastian Blanco: 73.5
  • Harry Shipp: 22
  • Diego Chara: 44.5

Likely to score:

  • For Portland Timbers: Brian Fernandez, Diego Valeri
  • For Seattle Sounders: Raul Ruidiaz, Jordan Morris

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

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.

Suggested combination:

SS vs PT Dream11 potential winner:
Portland Timbers are favorite to win the match.

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