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Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

Portland have won their last four meetings with Real Salt Lake, scoring 14 and scoring just four. In all, RSL have won just three of their last 13 encounters with the Timbers and are winless in seven trips to Oregon. 

Both teams to score NO is 1/1.

Portland Timbers to win and both teams to score NO is 21/10.

Jarosław Niezgoda is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 6/5 to score anytime. 

Match preview

Safe to say, it's not been a week to remember for Real Salt Lake.

Last weekend, they were hammered 6-0 by New York City FC at Yankee Stadium.

That is RSL's joint-biggest defeat of all time, alongside another 6-0 drubbing in the Big Apple, coming at the hands of the Red Bulls in 2006.

Then, on Wednesday night, Pablo Mastroeni's side were embarrassingly knocked out the U.S. Open Cup by third-tier opposition.

Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC, of USL1, arrived at Rio Tinto Stadium as big underdogs but left with a famous 1-0 victory to celebrate.

What's bizarre is that this isn't in keeping with Real Salt Lake's otherwise positive start to the campaign.

Before the mauling in the Bronx, the Claret and Cobalt had only lost once this season, so are still sixth in the Western Conference.

Portland Timbers meanwhile have been underwhelming so far in 2022, but will fancy their chances given their visitor's recent results.

Giovanni Savarese's side were last in action on Saturday when they were held to a goalless draw by Houston Dynamo at PNC Stadium.

A week earlier, the Timbers beat Cascadia Cup rivals Vancouver 3-2 in Canada, but that was just their second win of the season, leaving them ninth.

Even so, Portland fans will be hopeful of celebrating a win at Providence Park.

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