Marathón and Portland Timbers begin their campaigns in the CONCACAF Champions League 2021 today facing off in the first leg of the Round of 16. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about the game, such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The hosts have been struggling in the local league so far, being at the bottom of Group A in the Honduran first division. However, they've bounced back in the last round ahead of this difficult task against the MLS side.
After clinching a spot by winning the MLS is Back tournament last year, Portland Timbers will kick off their bcampaign in the international tournament. They will be the first US team to take action in this edition, in which they'll try to push for a deep run.
Marathón vs Portland Timbers: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 6 PM (ET)
Location: Olímpico Metropolitano Stadium, San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Marathón vs Portland Timbers: Time by State in the US
ET: 6 PM
CT: 5 PM
MT: 4 PM
PT: 3 PM
Marathón vs Portland Timbers: Storylines
The Honduran side had a difficult start to the local tournament, in which they sit at the bottom of their group with nine points after ten games. The coach Héctor Vargas decided to give a break to the starters before to this game, which could be important for Marathón to recover.
However, they will probably have a very difficult task to face. Portland Timbers look as a much more strong team, who seem as a serious contender to fight for this competition. It's been quite a long time since their MLS is Back tournament triumph, but they still have a talented squad that hogs the spotlight ahead of this encounter.
Still, it's also true that this will be Portland's first match in a while, as they are still in MLS preseason, which could be an opportunity for the hosts. Can the Timbers start the year strongly in their visit to San Pedro Sula?
How to watch or live stream Marathón vs Portland Timbers in the US
The game to be played between Marathón and Portland Timbers in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, Foxsports.com, TUDN App, Fox Sports 1, and TUDN USA.
Marathón vs Portland Timbers: Predictions and Odds
According to oddsmakers, this game seems like an evenly matched duel. FanDuel has given odds of +155 to a Portland Timbers victory, while a triumph of Marathón would result in a +145 payout, making them slight favorites, and a tie has odds of +240.
* Odds via FanDuel.