Minnesota vs Portland: Preview and Predictions

Minnesota United vs Portland Timbers MLS Match Preview 22 June 2017

Minnesota United vs Portland Timbers
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, Minnesota).

Minnesota United will be happy to get back to home after losing consecutive away games without scoring. The home form has been fairly good as they picked 4 wins from the last six, while suffering defeats in 2. They are sitting at the foot of the Western Conference table, and have the lowest points (14) in whole of MLS.

The home form is good, but they are placed 10th in the home table after managing 4 wins and 3 losses from their 7 games so far. This is a sign of team with large inconsistencies in the 90 minutes of play.

Portland Timbers are third in the Western Conference and are coming on the back of a 2-1 away defeat at Colorado. The result at Colorado marked their fourth defeat on the bounce in away games. Overall, the Timbers managed just 7 points from their 8 away games so far, giving plenty to worry for Caleb Porter. A big improvement is expected while coming against a team of Minnesota’s stature. It is Portland’s game to lose, as these are 3 easy points on any given day.

Minnesota United vs Portland Timbers: Head-to-head

It was a goal-fest when the teams met for the first time in MLS on March 2017. Portland showed no respect to their opponents and won the tie by a massive 5-1 margin.

Minnesota United vs Portland Timbers: Prediction

Portland Timbers have a slight advantage on paper in this fixture against an inexperienced team like Minnesota. But the Timbers must improve their away form to get at least a point from this fixture. Minnesota are underdogs here, but expect them to remain unbeaten here.

Minnesota United vs Portland Timbers: Bet Tips

Both Teams to Score at 1.50 by Bet365

FT – Draw no Bet – Minnesota at 2.10 by Bet365.

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