September 3, 2022 Sports Betting
Portland Timbers have won two games in a row, and they will play host to Atlanta United on Sunday with the hope of extending their recent unbeaten streak.
The visitors, who are presently ranked 11th in the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference, are coming off a defeat.
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When it comes to securing a playoff spot at the end of this season, Portland Timbers still have everything to play for right now, and while they currently hold one of those spots, it is exceedingly close.
There is significant pressure on Sunday’s game since Giovanni Savarese’s team is only one point better than Los Angeles Galaxy, their closest rival.
The Timbers enter this match with two wins in a row, which will have given the team a lot of confidence after they defeated Austin FC and Seattle Sounders.
Although they may have won both of those games, the closeness of each encounter is something they will undoubtedly want to strive to prevent.
Last weekend’s goals, which were scored by defenders Bill Tuiloma and Zac McGraw, showed that Portland has attacking capabilities around the field.
The reason the visitors are currently in 11th place is because they have not been as consistent in recent weeks as they have been during the entire season.
Last Saturday, the team outperformed DC United, winning 3-2, thanks to three second-half goals that gave them the victory and the three points.
Atlanta United was easily defeated 4-1 by Philadelphia Union in the middle of the week, but they were unable to build on that performance.
The Five Stripes had tied the game in the 24th minute thanks to a goal by Andrew Gutman, but they were unable to hold onto that advantage, and the game eventually got away from them.
Atlanta United has given up more goals this season than any other side in the Eastern Conference, so they must be cautious going into this weekend.
Portland Timbers should be sufficiently motivated to win because they have far more at stake in this particular game in terms of what the points could imply.
The home team is the more talented of the two, and based on their performance this year, they should be able to handily overcome Atlanta United.