Seattle Sounder – Portland Timbers
pick: 1 -0.25 AH
odds: 1.80 Pinnacle
Seattle are one of the best, most expensive and most shining teams in MLS, quite ahead of their rivalries in the Western conference. No important missings here.
Portland are in mid table of Western conference and most notably theyir attack have been quite pooor in attack this campaign. They come on top of 3 victories against weaker opponents, last one they scored 2 afetr 85th to get the 3 points.
Venue of the game will be Sounders' training pitch Stratfire Complex to which players are even more accustomed and have achieved really good results here.
Seattle has a very good tradition in this cup lately, they won last season after eliminating Portland at 1/4 finals in this stadium.
ALso, recently they managed to gain an edge over this opponent, wining 3 of last 6 games and drawing 3 times against Portland.
I belive hosts are superior here. Still, they had a buser schedule and also this is considered a derby.
Nevertheless, I believe fair odds for home win shold be aroudn 1.90 here.