Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2019
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Field (Minnesota).
San Jose is going steady with the objective of carving out a higher standing in the playoff mix, but their away form leaves much to be desired. So far, the team has been able to record just a single win away from home, and it is considerably affecting their points-tally.
Morale is flying high due to the win the last day they pulled over LA Galaxy. With three unanswered goals, the visiting contingent fell silent throughout the ninety minutes.
Opponents Minnesota knows how to bounce back in style. After three losses in a row, they delivered a massive 7-1 loss to Cincinnati in their last league fixture. While the stature of the latter as the worst team in the MLS surely helped in such a result, the magnitude of the win is surely something to be taken into account.
Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes Head-to-head (h2h)
- San Jose won five of the last six matches.
- Three of the last four games had goals from both teams.
- Only once has Minnesota kept a clean sheet in an h2h encounter.
- At this venue, the Earthquakes have a 100% winning record.
Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction
Minnesota is on a three-match winning streak in all overall competitions and scored a total of 14 goals from these last three. At home, they have lost just twice in their last eleven attempts and won the last two. In addition, San Jose was winless in 19 of their last 21 away ties and had a seven-game losing run through this stretch, and a ten-tie winless streak as well.
As such, the hosts should be considered the sure-shot favorites to take the three points. But they had lost their last three games before the Cincinnati tie, and importantly, against this opponent, their stats are lacking. Five of the last six meetings saw San Jose taking the wins, and at this venue, the Earthquakes have a 100% winning record.
Also, only once in their h2h history has United kept their half of the pitch clean of goals. As such, the top pick is for the hosts to avoid a loss, and considering San Jose’s domination in h2h battles, it’s unlikely that they are kept at bay without goals.
Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score.
Double Chance: Minnesota United or Draw.