NYRB vs PT Dream11 : Western and Eastern Conference converge as Portland Timbers and New York clash heads to consolidate their spot in the top 7
The interzone contest in Major League Soccer returns today with Western Conference’s Portland Timbers and Eastern Conference’s New York Red Bulls going at loggerheads. Albeit the two sides hail from different conferences, their aspirations are the same with either side vying it out for a spot in the top 7 of their respective conferences, making today’s clash a colossal one for them.
Also what adds to the ramifications for either from the three points on offer today is the fact that both are just about hanging onto a place in the top 7 in their own conferences. Where Portland Timbers sit in 7th place in the Western Conference, New York Red Bulls are in 7th in the Eastern Conference, knowing the slightest of slip ups can shunt them out of a spot in the qualifiers.
For New York, the need to salvage atleast a point from today’s encounter also grows owing to the impasse they find themselves entrapped in. The side have won just 1 match in their previous five clashes, falling to three defeats in succession to see their season threatening to unravel infront of their sights. The 4-2 defeat against Seattle Sounders in the previous match perfectly outlined the despondent nature of their crumbling defence, one the side will need to fix at the earliest.
Elsewhere, Portland Timbers have failed to cover themselves in glory either with the side losing 1-0 to DC United the last time around, a defeat which halted their two match winning spree. The defeat saw them amass just 6 out of their previous 15 points on offer, placing them level on points with Dallas who are ominously looking to displace them in 7th place.
NYRB vs PT Match Prediction
This should be a cracker of a contest, one where both sides come hot out of the blocks as they look to throw the kitchen sink and more at each other as they tussle it out for the three available points today. In the end, what tilts the scales in Portland Timbers favour is their more astute defence, one which will augur well for them to just about scram their way to a one goal win today.
Probable Playing 11
- A slew of injuries will keep upto five players out of Portland Timbers’ squad far this clash with Jeff Attinella and Jadama out with respective right shoulder and left foot injuries.
- Elsewhere, New York have their own spate of injuries as well with Florian Valot and Tarek both out with injury concerns.
S Clark, Z Valentin, B Tulioma, C Dielna, J Villafana, D Chara, E Williamson, M Loria, D Valeri, J Ebobisse, B Fernandez
New York Red Bulls
L Robles, T Parker, A Long, M Murillo, K Lawrence, M Rzatkowski, S Davis, D Royer, J Sims, A Romero, B Wright-Phillips
Major League Soccer
Match: Portland Timbers Vs New York Red Bulls
Date And Time: 19th September, Thursday- 8:00am IST
Venue: Providence Park, Portland
- J Moreira, D Valeri, J Ebobisse, B Fernandez
New York Red Bulls
- L Robles, D Royer, J Sims, A Romero
- D Valeri
New York Red Bulls
- D Royer
NYRB vs PT Dream11 Goal-Keeper
With neither side expected to keep a cleansheet in today’s match, we have decided to venture in with Luis Robles from New York Red Bulls. The shot stopper has registered an astounding 82 saves in the league till now, seeing him occupy a place in the echelons of goal-keepers in the league, making him a safe pair of hands to invest in for today’s match.
NYRB vs PT Dream11 Defenders
Sticking to our aforementioned narrative of a cleansheet improbable today, the only factor which played on our minds while picking out names in our backline was to go in with the attacking minded defenders, players who’ll be venturing down the park as well for their sides to register either a goal or assist.
With this agenda taking precedence over everything else for us, we have fullback from Portland Timbers line up our playing 11 for the day in the form of Jorge Villafana Claude Dielna while from the opposition, centreback Tim Parker becomes our pick for today’s upcoming match.
NYRB vs PT Dream11 Midfielders
The first players on our minds in this facet come in from Portland Timbers with Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco being undoutable and regulation picks for us for this encounter. The two have gotten 26 assists in between them, a staggering figure with Valeri himself responsible for the 16 of them.
On the other hand, it’s an entire trivalent representing us from New York with their top scorer and provider with a stunning 9 goals and 8 assists, Daniel Rover being our first selection. He’s accompanied by the duo of Cristian Casseres and Josh Sims for today’s imminent match.
NYRB vs PT Dream11 Strikers
Both our options come in from Portland Timbers with the side set to thrive fortuitously infront of a defensive setup which has failed to cover itself in glory. Brian Fernandez and Jeremy Ebobisse have formed a threatening and formidable duo, an attack form which can strike fear into the most stringent of defences and should put in a fruitful performance today as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Valeri has been chosen as our captain for this encounter while Fernandez is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.