FC Dallas vs Minnesota United
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: Toyota Stadium (Frisco).
The Western Conference leaders will be aiming to bounce back from their last loss to Seattle Sounders at the beginning of this week.
A classic equalizer by Dominique Badji was not enough to salvage Dallas from the fierce Sounders in the showdown that needed 2-1. Previously they had also lost a home game against San Jose Earthquakes.
Dallas has been able to find the net of their opponents in their last 5 league games.
The two teams meet when their form in their respective two matches is debatable. They are unable to display resilience and consistency in keeping their team form and performance. This game will be a litmus test for both teams to show their prowess, most of on the pressure being on the home side.
Minnesota United will be on the road at a time when their overall performance needs some special attention. They remain winless in their last 3 league games. Their last away fixture was a major comeback where they came down from a goal down to draw with LA Galaxy. Notably, Minnesota has failed to win their last 9 away leagues fixtures.
FC Dallas vs Minnesota United: Head-To-Head
- Dallas FC has been the most dominant force form their last 3 emitters.
- Dallas has won 2 out of their 3 meetings,
- Minnesota United has won once against Dallas FC.
FC Dallas vs Minnesota United: Prediction
Dallas FC will want to show their might in this return leg match at home. This is a must-win game for the home side since they will be striving to maintain their lead in the Western Conference standings.
Other the hand, it is evidently clear that this will be an uphill task for Minnesota. Their away form is in a deteriorating state and they may not be able to make anything from this matchup. They are able to find the back of their opponents in most away game despite losing.
The two teams will definitely score against each other. This means that the total goals may go over the 2.5 cut line since the home side may do all that is humanly possible to scoop the 3 points.
FC Dallas Vs Minnesota United: Betting Tips
Dallas to win and over 2.5 goals @ 3/4 (1.75)
Equally good option is Dallas -1.5 handicap @ 3/4 (1.75).