MLS – Match-day 40 Sees Austin take on Portland Timbers

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Thursday MLS action from Q2 Stadium, as Austin take on Portland.

Thursday’s clash at Q2 Stadium- sees eighth placed Portland, travel to second-placed Austin in the MLS.

Austin’s MLS season, has so far seen them gain 51 points, going into this game

Austin will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Los Angeles FC and Minnesota United.

Also, Austin keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 13 fixtures is astonishing this season. Their position is second in the League and they have 51 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

When Austin host Portland, they will do so on the back of seven victories, four darts, and two losses on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Austin’s points from 51 to 54, so far this season.

Portland Timbers have so far accrued 36 points in this season of the MLS

Can Portland make it three out of three, having turned over Seattle Sounders 2-1 and Sporting Kansas City 4-1 in their last two games?

Also, Portland seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with five draws in 10 fixtures. Now they have 0 matches won, 0 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighth place, with a total of 36 points.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to two wins, six draws, and six defeats, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Portland as they travel once more.

Victory for Portland Timbers would take their points tally to 39 so far this season.

Austin v Portland Timbers – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels these two sides have met times before this fixture, with each recording wins on two occasions. Also, Portland have not been able to over-turn Austin on the last two meetings. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-0 win for Los Verdes.