Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sunday’s football game at Q2 Stadium pits together Austin and Portland Timbers, the two teams who meet for the second time in the MLS history. Austin crushed Portland 4-1 at home ground last month, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. Anyhow, home win should not be considered this time out as the newcomers are on a three-game losing run. It has to be noted that Dominguez has joined the likes of Hoesen, Schoenfeld, Segura, and Sweat in the recovery room.
The Timbers, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a heavy 6-2 loss to Seattle, with the team sharing the spoils with Sporting Kansas City in midweek. Given Austin’s poor form, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visiting team. All Attinella, Jome, Polo, and Williamson have been struggling with injuries of late.
Highlighted Player (Andres Flores):
Nicknamed Ruso, Andres Flores joined River Plate youth academy in 2006. Flores played for River Plate’s Reserves from 2006 to 2008 and he was producing terrific displays with los Millonarios. However, he began his professional career in his homeland club Isidro Metapan, scoring ten goals in 95 appearances for the Salvadorian outfit. In 2012 he signed a loan deal with Danish club Viborg, but he played only one game for the Greens.
Andres Flores was then sent on a loan to New York Cosmos and after making eight appearances for the MCU Park outfit, he signed a permanent contract with the club in 2015. The El Salvador midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, made his debut for New York Cosmos on August 2, 2014 in a 1-0 loss to Carolina RailHawks.
Speaking of his international career, Andres Flores received his first call-up for the El Salvador national football team in March, 2008 in a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago.
Highlighted Team (Portland Timbers):
Founded in 2009, Portland Timbers is a soccer club based in Portland, Oregon. The Timbers are well known for their green kit and their secondary colours are red and black. Portland welcome their opponents at Providence Park and the capacity of their home ground is 21.144.
The club hold a long-running rivalry with Seattle Sounders as the two clubs used to face each other in the North American Soccer League. In 2015 Portland Timbers did remarkably well to win the MLS Cup and that is considered the club’s biggest success.
The Timbers defeated Columbus Crew in the final of the tournament and it has to be noted that the title game was hosted by Mapfre Stadium (Columbus).
Former Premier League footballer Liam Ridgewell played for Portland in the 2015 MLS Cup final against Columbus Crew. Speaking of the club’s supporters, you should have in mind that the Timbers sold out almost every home game in the MLS. Portland’s main supporters group is the Timbers Army.