Real Salt Lake To Face Portland Timbers For Second Time This Season

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RSL will hope to stop Portland Timbers leaving with anything this Monday, when they host them at Rio Tinto Stadium.

This clash sees eighth placed RSL, welcome sixth placed Portland to Rio Tinto Stadium.

Real Salt Lake’s MLS season, has so far seen them gain 44 points, going into this game

Losing home to Cincinnati 1-2, which followed them drawing away to LA Galaxy 1-1, this is a worrying run of form for RSL Manager Pablo Mastroeni, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so three losses in five games would not make this a successful season for RSL. They currently stand eighth in the League, with 44 points for a total of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

RSL have won eight games, drawn five fixtures, and lost three meetings of their 16 League matches at home this season.

Victory for Real Salt Lake would take their points tally to 47 so far this season.

It’s 46 points so far for Portland Timbers this season, going into this fixture

Portland will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Los Angeles FC, which itself followed a draw to Columbus Crew, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Also, Portland keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last six fixtures is astonishing this season. With 46 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in sixth position in the League.

It must be a worrying prospect for Portland to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured three victories, seven darts, and six defeats to the home team.

Portland Timbers will have 49 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Real Salt Lake v Portland Timbers – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the clubs have previously played each other 33 times with the record being 13 victories and nine draws for RSL. Further, Portland have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of RSL in seven out of the previous 11 matches with them. The last time they played each other in this competition was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.