DC United vs Minnesota United
USA – MLS
Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Audi Field, Washington.
DC United justified the play-offs ambitions with two string displays against league heavyweights Atlanta United and New York City in past two rounds.
Ben Olsen’s men took four points from these games and are now just five points short of the sixth-placed Montreal Impact in the Eastern Conference standings, with two games in hand on the Canadian outfit.
They will get a nice opportunity to keep the spell of excellent form going on Wednesday evening when struggling Minnesota United come to visit Audi Field.
The Loons have been in poor touch lately, claiming only one point from last five league outings.
Such a negative run caused the drop to the ninth place on the West, taking away even the slimmest of hopes for making the top-six there.
They are 12 points behind Seattle Sounders in sixth and won’t be in the play-offs in the second MLS season either.
DC United vs Minnesota United: Head-to-head
The hosts will be extra-motivated to get the revenge for a tough 4-0 defeat they suffered to the Loons in the previous term of MLS.
It was the lone head to head encounter between the two teams, played in late-July last year at TCF Bank Stadium.
DC United vs Minnesota United: Prediction
DC United have been thriving in front of the home crowd so far in the season. They won five of last six home games in MLS and we can hardly see them failing to continue such spell of form against the struggling opposition on Wednesday.
The home win is a banker bet at the odds of 1.55, but we will alternatively back Olsen’s men to win by two or more goals difference, looking to get the most from this tie.
Minnesota United conceded two or more goals in each of last five games and they lost six and drew one of past seven away fixtures in the competition.
DC United vs Minnesota United: Bet Tips
DC United to win @ 6/11 (1.55)
DC United -1.5 handicap @ 3/2 (2.50).