MLS – Portland Timbers – Colorado Rapids on Match-day 23

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Sunday at Providence Park, as Portland host COLO in the MLS.

Portland, currently struggling in twelfth place, will face the challenge of a visiting, ninth placed COLO.

Portland Timbers arrive at this fixture, having secured 16 points so far this season

Giovanni Savarese’s men were held to a disappointing draw against LA Galaxy in their last fixture, he will be keen to improve on that in this game.

Also, Giovanni Savarese knows that a run of three losses in four fixtures for his Portland side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Their position is twelfth in the League and they have 16 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

Playing at home, Portland have won two matches, drawn three meetings, and lost two games.

A win in this fixture, would take Portland Timbers’s points from 16 to 19, so far this season.

Colorado Rapids have 19 points to their name, going into this tie

Losing home to Nashville SC 1-3, which followed them drawing away to New York 1-1, this is a worrying run of form for COLO Manager Robin Fraser, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, COLO need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded five losses in their last 10 meetings. Now they have 0 matches won, 0 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in ninth place, with a total of 19 points.

COLO now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have drawn two games and lost five fixtures matches on the road.

Colorado Rapids will have 22 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Portland Timbers v Colorado Rapids – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels these two teams have already met each other 27 times with the result being 11 victories and six draws for Portland. In addition, Robin Fraser’s side are on a 3-match unbeaten run in the League against Portland. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022, when The Timbers walked away as 2-0 winners.

Other players of note for Portland are David and Hunter with respectively and for COLO are Clinton and William Paul with respectively.