Portland Timbers and Marathon face off once again today after an eventful first leg in the CONCACAF Champions League 2021 Round of 16, in which they tied 2-2. Both sides will meet at Providence Park to decide who moves on to the next stage of the competition. Find out everything about this game such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
Giovanni Savarese's squad couldn't grab a win in their visit to Honduras last week, in what turned out to be a difficult game for them after a while off the pitch. As the MLS hasn't begun yet, the first task for Timbers after a long time was a bit tougher than expected, and they'll have to seal a quarter-final berth at home.
The Honduran team can be satisfied with the first leg's result, as it was much better than expected. Marathon are struggling in the local competition, failing to string good results together, but they remain with hope in the regional tournament.
Portland Timbers vs Marathon: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
Portland Timbers vs Marathon: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
Portland Timbers vs Marathon: Storylines
The first leg of this Round-of-16 tie didn't seem like an easy task for Timbers, as they lack playing minutes since the MLS 2020 season finished a long time ago, but they were expected to begin in a convincing manner. However, the 2-2 draw proved that it turned out to be a harder ordeal for Savarese's side.
Portland took the lead twice, but they failed to hold onto it. Marathon fought back and earned a remarkable tie to head to the US full of hope, despite their bad form in Honduras' First Division. Héctor Vargas' team is currently at the bottom of Group A, with only ten points after eleven rounds.
Both will face off seeking the Concachampions 2021 quarter-final spot. For the Oregon side, winning this tie could be a boost ahead of the MLS season's kickoff this weekend, and more importantly, would see them advance in their quest for the regional trophy.
How to watch or live stream Portland Timbers vs Marathon in the US
The second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 to be played between Portland Timbers and Marathon will be broadcasted in the US by Foxsports.com and Fox Sports 1.
Portland Timbers vs Marathon: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers have made their predictions ahead of this clash. FanDuel sees that Portland are favorites, as they have given Giovanni Savarese's squad odds of -230, while a triumph of Marathon would result in a +480 payout. A tie, meanwhile, has odds of +350.
* Odds via FanDuel.