Racing Louisville will try to keep rolling on Saturday when it hosts a resilient Portland Thorns squad in a pivotal NWSL matchup. Saturday's showdown gets underway from Lynn Family Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET and can be streamed on Paramount+ with the Premium plan. Racing Louisville secured a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Red Stars in its last outing. The Thorns, meanwhile, suffered a 2-0 setback against the North Carolina Courage last Saturday.
Racing Louisville has been victorious in two of its last three fixtures after winning just one of its first four games during the 2021 NWSL season. However, Portland dominated Louisville the last time these two teams met, with the Thorns notching a 3-0 victory at home on June 5. Portland is the +125 money-line favorite (risk $100 to win $125) in the latest Racing Louisville vs. Portland Thorns odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is 2.5 goals. Saturday's pivotal match can be streamed on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Racing Louisville vs. Portland Thorns
- Date: Saturday, July 3
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Streaming: Paramount+
NWSL picks for Racing Louisville vs. Portland Thorns
Before you tune in to Saturday's NWSL match, you need to see the picks from women's soccer expert Sandra Herrera. She is CBS Sports' women's soccer analyst and has been reporting on the game for more than five years. Providing insight both internationally and domestically, she has covered local markets, NWSL drafts and NWSL championship finals. She knows the women's game inside and out.
For Portland Thorns vs. Racing Louisville, Herrera is predicting the match to end in a draw (+230). Herrera has taken into account that the Thorns will be missing a few key pieces who will be out of the lineup after being called up to the U.S. Olympic women's soccer team. Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch, defender Crystal Dunn and midfielder Lindsey Horan will all miss Saturday's clash against Racing Louisville.
Franch is a two-time NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year and one of the main reasons why Portland has given up just six goals this season, the third-best mark in the NWSL. Horan, meanwhile, was named NWSL MVP in 2018 after scoring 14 goals in 24 matches.
Racing Louisville has given up 10 goals this season, but its defense has tightened up in recent weeks. In fact, Racing Louisville has recorded a shutout in two of its last three games. Racing Louisville scored three goals in its last outing, but Christy Holly's squad has scored just six goals through seven games in 2021.
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