Season ticket holders haven’t seen too many victories this season, with SJ Earthquakes languishing in the 12th position so far. The guesting Portland Timbers will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.
It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Earthquakes and Portland Timbers.
Portland Timbers play their home games on artifical turf, while this game is played on grass. Recent stats for Portland Timbers when playing on grass are 12 wins, 3 draws and 13 defeats from 28 matches. They have scored 44 goals and conceded 52 times in these games.
Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1000 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.
SJ Earthquakes form and stats
Overall Major League Soccer stats at home this season for SJ Earthquakes, who have the most conceded goals (27) in Major League Soccer, are 0-4-1 (wins-draw-losses). The home fans are hungry for more even though Earthquakes have been steadily collecting points here through three straight draws.
The home supporters saw a 1-1 draw versus Portland Timbers in the Major League Soccer last time out and are looking for a win here. Before that, Earthquakes drew at home versus LA Galaxy.
This is expected to be a close game, with SJ Earthquakes perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with SJ Earthquakes as a small favourite), we find nine games. Earthquakes has won zero of these, drawn four and lost five.
There will be little rest for Earthquakes after this match as they are travelling to Colorado Rapids for a Major League Soccer game in only four days.
The Earthquakes fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 6 in 5 matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 9 goals have been conceded.
Portland Timbers form and stats
The story so far for the visiting team on their Major League Soccer travels is 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat.
Portland Timbers are the visiting side once again, their previous game being the 1-1 draw at SJ Earthquakes (placed 12th). It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Los Angeles FC wasn't a success with a 2-4 loss.
So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Portland Timbers playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were two Portland wins, two draws and two defeats.
After this away game Portland return home for a Major League Soccer game against Seattle Sounders. That game is only four sleeps after this.
The travelling fans enjoy Portland's attacking play in away games, having scored 9 goals in 5 league matches away. As for defending, Portland rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 9 goals from these away matches.
Head 2 HeadThe teams have played each other before this season, with the result Earthquakes - Portland Timbers 1-1 entered in the official records. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Earthquakes, one draw and six wins for Portland Timbers. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.
SJ Earthquakes missing players
Portland Timbers missing players
|SJ Earthquakes||Portland Timbers|
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|85%||86%||0%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||0%||100%||100%|
|85%||86%||0%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||0%||100%||93%|
|62%||57%||0%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||0%||86%||80%|
|62%||57%||0%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||0%||43%||40%|
|54%||43%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||0%||14%||20%|
|23%||14%||100%||Clean Sheets||C S||0%||0%||7%|
|15%||14%||100%||Failed to Score||F T||0%||0%||7%|
|7.2||6||6||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||3.1||4.2|
|4.9||6||8||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||5.4||5.9|
|1.8||2.3||1||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||0||2.1||2.2|
|0||0||0||Red cards||R C||0||1||1|
|185||103||7||Total Shots||T S||0||79||187|
|67||35||2||Shots on Target||S O||0||37||78|
|33%||34%||0%||Goal Efficiency||G E||0%||38%||35%|
- All of Portland Timbers's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
- Portland Timbers has the most conceded goals in the second half (17) in Major League Soccer
- Portland Timbers has the most dropped points from leading position (11) in Major League Soccer
- Portland Timbers have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
- Portland Timbers have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
- Portland Timbers have scored in all their away matches so far.
- Portland Timbers have won significantly less corners away then at home.
- Portland Timbers haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
- SJ Earthquakes has the fewest points (4) at home in Major League Soccer
- SJ Earthquakes has the most conceded goals (27) in Major League Soccer
- SJ Earthquakes has the most conceded goals in the first half (18) in Major League Soccer
- SJ Earthquakes has the most scored goals in the second half (18) in Major League Soccer
- SJ Earthquakes has the the worst goal difference (-11) in Major League Soccer
- SJ Earthquakes is in the worst form (0-3-3)
|5||Los Angeles FC||11||4||3||4||25||24||8||4||3||1||24||15||3||0||0||3||1||9||1||15|
|9||Real Salt Lake||11||3||5||3||16||19||7||2||3||2||8||10||4||1||2||1||8||9||-3||14|