Minnesota vs San Jose: Preview and Prediction

Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes MLS Match Preview 30th April 2017

Match Preview for Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes

  • Tournament: Major League Soccer 2017
  • Kick-Off: 1:00 UK / 2:00 CET
  • Venue: TCF Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minnesota so far has failed to impress in their inaugural season in MLS. After 8 matches, they are 8th in the Western Conference with 2 wins and 2 draws, while suffering defeats in 4. Also, they are the worst defense in the league by far after conceding 24 goals, an average of 3 goals per game.

Both wins for Minnesota United came from their home matches. They did started on the low after humiliated by Atalanta United by a 6-1 margin. But they showed some good spirits in the latest two wins against Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids.

San Jose are sixth in the Western Conference table with a point above Minnesota United. They played 8 matches so far, and picked 2 wins and 3 draws, losing thrice.

It is important to note that the Earthquakes stared the season with back-to-back wins. Since then, it has been a barren run without a win in 6 matches. Away from home, Earthquakes drew 1 and lost 3 of their 4 matches so far.

Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes: Head-to-head

This will be the first meeting between Minnesota United and San Jose Earthquakes in MLS.

The lone competitive meeting between the two happened during the 2012 edition of US Open Cup, which was won by San Jose at their home turf by a 1-0 margin.

Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes: Prediction

San Jose have so far flopped in matches away from home. Also, the historic data proves that they are a team with little credentials in road matches over the seasons.

While, Minnesota United are slowly gathering momentum after starting their campaign on back-to-back heavy defeats. At home, they must do well, but they are not devoid of some serious defensive problems.

Minnesota United vs San Jose Earthquakes: Bet Tips

  • FT – Minnesota to win at 2.40 with Bet365
  • First Half – Over 1.5 goals at 2.70 with Unibet.