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

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Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers

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Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers

October 09, 2022

10:00 pm BST

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Match preview

A huge winner takes all clash in the battle for play-off places.

Portland Timbers have featured in three of the last seven MLS Cups, including last season, but their post-season place is on the line.

That’s because, last weekend, Giovanni Savarese’s team were beaten 2-1 by Supporters’ Shield winners LAFC at home, conceding in the 95th minute.

Before this, the Timbers had found form at just the right time, accumulating 13 points from a possible 15.

Real Salt Lake meantime come into this one knowing a victory would see them clinch a post-season berth, at their visitors’ expense.

The Claret and Cobalt, crucially, held LA Galaxy to a 1-1 draw in Carson last weekend; Sergio Córdova breaking the deadlock.

So, Pablo Mastroeni’s team are actually winless in five, dating back to 31 August, but their fate is in their own hands.

If RSL win, they’re guaranteed a play-off spot, while a point is enough for Portland, who kick off two places higher.

The game between Minnesota and Vancouver, taking place concurrently, could have a baring on things; it’s complicated!

Even so, given that Real Salt Lake have lost just three times at Rio Tinto Stadium in 2022, they’ll be feeling pretty confident.

Who will be celebrating play-off qualification in Utah?

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