2019 MLS – Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers kick off? Monday 30th September, 2019 – 00:30 (UK)

Where is Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers being played? Children's Mercy Park

What are the expected weather conditions for Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers? 26c cloudy

What TV channel is Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers on in the UK? Sky Sports, Premier Sports & FreeSports share the rights to MLS matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers in the UK? If televised on Sky Sports, subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go / If televised on Premier Sports or FreeSports, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player

In the US, ESPN+ have the rights to stream some MLS matches. Those in the US can sign up by clicking here

Where can I get tickets for Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers?

Sporting KC – https://seatgeek.com/sporting-kansas-city-tickets

Portland Timbers – https://seatgeek.com/portland-timbers-tickets?oq=Portland+Timbers+

What was the score in the last meeting between Sporting KC & Portland Timbers? Portland Timbers 2-1 Sporting KC

THE TEAM NEWS

SPORTING KC

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Melia; Zusi, Barath, Smith, Luis Martins; Gutierrez, Espinoza; Russell, Busio, Salloi; Hurtado

Unavailable: Wallace (Injured), Feilhaber (Injured), Zandejas (Injured), Fontas (Injured)

Doubtful: Croizet (Out of favour)

PORTLAND TIMBERS

Predicted line-up (4-3-2-1): Clark; Moreira, Tuiloma, Dielna, Villafana; Polo, Chara, Paredes; Valeri, Blanco; Ebobisse

Unavailable: Attinella (Injured), Jadama (Injured), Cascante (Injured)

Doubtful: Asprilla (Out of favour)

THE PREDICTION

Sporting KC's run of four consecutive league losses has meant they have been eliminated from play-off contention, so motivation could be an issue against a Portland Timbers side who need three points to give their hopes a boost, having failed to win any of their last four MLS games.

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