Minnesota United vs Los Angeles FC
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 23 July 2018
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 1:00 CET
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium (Minneapolis).
Los Angeles FC, the new franchise of MLS are on a sublime run of form and occupy second spot in the Western Conference.
Bob Bradley’s men were held to a goal-less draw at home last week, but this is the first time they failed to score at their home ground.
Overall, LAFC picked up 4 wins and 2 draws from their last six MLS games, with their last defeat dating back to early June.
Just like any other team in MLS, Los Angeles have their fair share of problems away from home. Still, they are one of the most lethal attacking unit on the road after finding the net 22 times from 10 outings this season.
Minnesota, who entered the league as an expansion team is struggling at the bottom half of same conference, yet some positives can be found in their recent attempts to revive the campaign.
They defeated New England last week to pick up the second win on the bounce and third on the trot at home.
Despite their overall 9th position in the Western Conference, Minnesota’s home form is more than decent and are the third best team in that aspect.
Minnesota United vs Los Angeles FC Head-to-head
This is the inaugural season of Los Angeles FC in MLS and the teams had met once and the new boys won 2-0 in front of their home crowd.
Minnesota United vs Los Angeles FC Predictions
Minnesota in spite of their defensive woes, managed to pick three home wins on the bounce, whereas LAFC are on a six match win streak. Therefore, there must be no doubts in the mind of punters that this Major League Soccer fixture is the one that is bound to go down to the wire.
Yet, we have a banker bet for you in the form of over 2.5 goals. The hosts saw 3 or more in their last 4 league games as well as six of their last seven. Meanwhile, only 1 of Los Angeles’ last 9 away games saw less than 3 goals.
Defensive woes at either ends also means that we are about to see both teams scoring in this match. Another fact that come in handy is that Minnesota’s last three home wins are high scoring games that they won by 1 goal margin.
Minnesota United vs Los Angeles FC Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 1.45 odd.
BTTS and Double Chance – Minnesota or LAFC @ 2.00 odd.