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Can St Louis Build on Draw With Inter Miami When Portland Timbers Visit?

Saint Louis City vs Portland Timbers - 09/06/2024

Can St Louis Build on Draw With Inter Miami When Portland Timbers Visit?
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With only four Major League Soccer matches on the schedule this weekend, a lot of focus will be on the intriguing Western Conference clash at CityPark.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, St Louis City SC will entertain the Portland Timbers, with just three points between the teams in the bottom six.

If you’re looking for stats, trends and analysis, we’ve got you covered. This preview contains all the information you need, so let’s get started.

St Louis City managed to hold Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami to a 3-3 draw last weekend, despite conceding 69% possession and 19 shots in Florida.

Still, there is no hiding the fact that St Louis have failed to win any of their previous four matches, suffering three straight defeats before drawing with the Herons.

When you look at the bigger picture, St Louis City have managed to win just one of their last seven MLS matches, with two victories coming in their previous 13 outings.

It is also worth noting that St Louis have lost each of their last two home games, suffering a 2-0 defeat to LAFC before losing 2-1 against the Seattle Sounders.

Meanwhile, the Portland Timbers played out a 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo last weekend, coming from behind on two occasions.

That result extended Portland’s unbeaten streak to three games, with victories over Sporting Kansas City and Austing FC preceding the draw with Houston.

The Timbers went seven away games without a win between March and May, recording two draws and five losses before going to Austin and defeating the Verde and Black.

Having conceded 17 goals in nine away league games this year (1.9 goals per game), Portland will struggle to keep a clean sheet this weekend.

Head-to-head: These two sides faced each other twice during St Louis City’s debut Major League Soccer campaign, with both teams claiming a 2-1 away victory.

This means that St Louis and Portland’s encounters average three goals per game, so we should be treated to plenty of action this weekend.

Team news: St Louis City have reported a solitary injury problem ahead of this clash, with Czech midfielder Tomas Ostrak nursing an ankle issue.

As for the Portland Timbers, they will be without Costa Rican winger Marvin Loria (knee) and DR Congo defender Larrys Mabiala (upper body) this weekend.

If last season’s meeting between St Louis and Portland are anything to go by, we will likely see another high-scoring encounter at CityPark.

Forebet predicts that St Louis and Portland will combine for over 2.5 goals this weekend, with the Timbers snatching the victory.

Home team
Away team
Probability %
1X2
Pred
Correct score
Avg. goals
Weather conditions
Coef.
Score
Live
coef.
Us1
333235
2
1 - 2
2.83
23°
3.70
1.70 3.90 3.70 no no no
FT
0 - 0(0 - 0)
-
- - -
Major League Soccer Eastern Conference
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L +/-
1
Inter Miami CF 35 18 10 5 3 15
2
FC Cincinnati 33 16 10 3 3 7
3
New York City FC 29 16 9 2 5 7
4
New York Red Bulls 29 17 8 5 4 6
5
Charlotte FC 25 17 7 4 6 0
6
Columbus Crew 24 14 6 6 2 8
7
Toronto FC 24 17 7 3 7 0
8
Philadelphia Union 20 16 4 8 4 4
9
Nashville SC 19 16 4 7 5 -2
10
DC United 19 17 4 7 6 -6
11
Orlando City SC 17 16 4 5 7 -8
12
Montreal Impact 17 16 4 5 7 -12
13
Atlanta United 16 16 4 4 8 1
14
Chicago Fire 15 17 3 6 8 -12
15
New England Revolution 13 15 4 1 10 -15
Major League Soccer Western Conference
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L +/-
1
Real Salt Lake 33 17 9 6 2 17
2
Los Angeles FC 30 16 9 3 4 9
3
Minnesota United 29 16 8 5 3 7
4
Los Angeles Galaxy 28 17 7 7 3 6
5
Vancouver Whitecaps 25 16 7 4 5 5
6
Austin FC 23 17 6 5 6 -4
7
Houston Dynamo 22 16 6 4 6 0
8
Colorado Rapids 22 17 6 4 7 -2
9
Portland Timbers 21 18 5 6 7 0
10
Seattle Sounders 18 17 4 6 7 -1
11
Saint Louis City 18 16 3 9 4 -2
12
Sporting Kansas City 14 17 3 5 9 -6
13
FC Dallas 14 16 3 5 8 -7
14
San Jose Earthquakes 11 16 3 2 11 -15

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