Major League Soccer betting fans will be keen to note that high-flying Seattle Sounders start as narrow favourites in Sunday’s Western Conference away meeting with the Portland Timbers.
The Sounders are sitting in third place in the standings and stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches following last week’s goalless draw against LA Galaxy.
As a result of their strong recent run of form, head coach Sigi Schmid’s men will be confident of bagging the three points at Jeld-Wen Field and bwin is offering odds of 29/20 for them to do just that, meaning a successful £25 stake will return £61.25.
However, the Sounders may have to cope without the services of Jamaican forward O’Brian White due to a leg injury, while midfielder Brad Evans is a likely absentee with a hamstring strain.
In direct contrast to Seattle’s impressive run of results, Portland find themselves second bottom of the Western Conference after failing to win in their past six games, including last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Sporting Kansas City.
The Timbers have a raft of injuries to contend with. Forward Spencer Thompson and defender Rodney Wallace are both out with knee problems, while Mamadou Danso, Jeremy Hall, Adam Moffat and Peter Lowry also look like missing out.
John Spencer’s side will be hopeful that home advantage will give them the edge and punters can get odds of 33/20 on the Timbers to come away with the win. That means a £25 bet on Portland could secure winnings of £66.25.
The Sounders have one of the tightest defences in the league, conceding just 18 times in their 20 matches so far this season. And with three draws from their past five away fixtures – plus a 273-minute run without letting in a goal on their travels – there is every chance that Sunday’s clash could end in a stalemate.
With bwin.com offering odds of 27/4 on a 0-0 scoreline, betting £25 on a goalless draw looks well worth a shout, potentially bagging a return of £193.75.
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