MLS Action at Providence Park – Portland Timbers face Nashville SC

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Thursday MLS action from Providence Park, as Portland take on Nashville.

Visitors Nashville, will be keen to maintain or improve their League position, (sixth), when they face seventh placed Portland.

Portland Timbers go into this fixture with 31 points secured

Portland come to this game on the back of a 4-4 away draw against Minnesota United at Allianz Field.

Also, Portland keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last seven meetings is astonishing this season. Now they have 0 matches won, 0 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in seventh place, with a total of 31 points.

When Portland host Nashville, they will do so on the back of five victories, four draws, and two losses on their own ground.

Portland Timbers will have 34 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Nashville SC have 32 points to their name, going into this tie

Nashville have 90 minutes to break their recent habit of poor, or disappointing results, following a dissapointing home draw to Vancouver Whitecaps and Cincinnati.

Also, with two draws in two games, Manager Gary Smith has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With 32 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in sixth position in the League.

Nashville’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Portland. In the 13 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won five fixtures, drawn three games, and lost five meetings.

Victory for Nashville SC would take their points tally to 35 so far this season.

Portland Timbers v Nashville SC – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Portland and Nashville have faced each other times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Portland’s favour (1 – 0). Also, Providence Park has proven to be something of a fortress for Portland, where they have won all last one game. The last time they played each other in this competition was July 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Players to watch

For Portland, Aljaž is a top performing player who has scored in 23 League matches so far, while Elliot, one of their best scorers, has netted in 23 League matches this campaign for Nashville.