Portland Timbers face San Jose Earthquakes at Providence Park today, August 4, for Week 17 of the 2021 MLS Regular Season. The hosts want to get their first win in three games, while the visitors will try to keep with the good form. Here, check out everything there’s to know about this Major League Soccer match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Portland Timbers have had a disappointing run, losing two games in a row. First, they fell against Minnesota (2-1) and then were thrashed 4-1 by LA Galaxy last time out at Dignity Health Sports Park Stadium. With these results, Giovanni Savarese’s men drop out of the playoff places in the Western Conference table.
Meanwhile, San Jose Earthquakes won for the first time on Saturday as they claimed a 1-0 victory over league leaders Seattle Sounders thanks to a Cristian Espinoza goal. It was their fourth win of the season. Prior to that, Matias Jesus Almeyda’s team had a negative run of 11 matches without a win, getting five draws and losing six games.
Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
Time: 10:30 PM (ET).
Location: Providence Park, Portland.
Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:30 PM
CT: 9:30 PM
MT: 8:30 PM
PT: 7:30 PM
Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes: Storylines
Portland Timbers have the lead in the history of this fixture, winning 16 matches from their 30 encounters between these two teams. San Jose Earthquakes have picked up five wins, while nine games have ended up in a draw.
The last encounter between these two teams took place in May, with the Timbers picking up a 0-2 win away from home. In fact, the Timbers have won four of their last five matches, the other one ended up in a draw.
Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes: 2021 MLS Standings
Portland Timbers are currently in eighth place of the West Conference with 19 points, two points behind Real Salt Lake in the final playoff spot. San Jose Earthquakes move ahead of Vancouver Whitecaps into 11th place with 17 points in the Western Conference.
Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes: Top Scorers
Jeremy Ebobisse is the top goalscorer of Timbers so far in the MLS Regular season with 4 goals in 13 appearances so far. Meanwhile, for the Earthquakes, Cade Cowell has the lead with 4 goals in 15 games played.
How to watch or live stream Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes in the US
The match between Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes for Week 17 of the 2021 MLS Regular season to be played this August 3, will be broadcast in the US by ESPN+, Root Sports Northwest, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050
Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Portland Timbers are the favorites with odds of -145. Meanwhile, San Jose have odds of +300. A tie would result in a +300 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel