Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: 20 March 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 00:00 UK / 01:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Field (Minnesota).
Minnesota United managed their inaugural win of the 2022 MLS campaign last weekend by beating New York Red Bulls 0-1 at Red Bull Arena.
Luis Amarilla made the difference by netting the only goal of the game just after the break, helping his team maintain the unbeaten run at the start of the season.
Minnesota United have five points from the opening three rounds, following back-to-back draws to Philadelphia Union and Nashville.
Head coach Adrian Heath can be thrilled with his men’s defensive showings as the Loons allowed just two goals in maiden three matches despite a tricky schedule along the way.
Minnesota United will have a great opportunity to back up the last weekend’s win on Saturday evening when they play host to struggling San Jose Earthquakes at Allianz Field.
The Quakes got off to a completely opposite kick off to the campaign. They have shipped at least two goals in each of three matches so far, claiming only one point in the process.
That lone point came a fortnight ago when Cristian Espinoza notched two late goals to level the score at 3-3 against Columbus Crew.
Espinoza’s two goals came at the moment when the Quakes were down to ten men on the pitch.
Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes Head-to-head
- Both teams scored in eight of the previous nine head to head encounters.
- Minnesota United have been much more successful in recent years, winning four and drawing two of the last six H2H clashes against San Jose Earthquakes.
- The teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they last took on each other in August last year.
Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction
San Jose Earthquakes are second from bottom on the West with eight goals conceded in the opening three matches.
We can hardly imagine any other scenario but a commanding home win here based on everything we have seen form these two teams in the early stages of the season. You can back Minnesota United at the 1.61 odds, while the braver tipsters can try with the Loons to win by two or more goals difference at the 2.65 odds.
Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes Betting Tips
Minnesota United to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Minnesota United to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.65 (33/20) odd.