Portland Timbers vs Minnesota United: Monday, 2 March 2020
Major League Soccer
Kick-Off at 1:30 UK
Venue: Providence Park, Portland.
The closing match of Major League Soccer round one is happening on late Sunday night in Oregon.
Portland Timbers have been one of the most consistent teams when it comes to great home performances in the last couple of years, so their fans are expecting to see nothing less than three points against Minnesota United.
Visitors have earned their premiere showing in the playoffs during the last season, and we are about to see if they made some improvements during the off-season.
Not many players left the team, so we can expect similar, open approach to all games from this Minneapolis roster.
Portland Timbers vs Minnesota United Head-to-head
Portland and Minnesota locked horns eight times so far. Minnesota United were far more successful, winning five matches, while losing only two.
The average number of goals seen in all those duels is extremely high – 31 total, which averages to almost 4.00 per duel.
Interestingly, they have met in a pre-season friendly game at this stadium recently. Minnesota were victorious 4-2 FT.
Portland have won only 50% of home matches against this opponent.
Portland Timbers vs Minnesota United Prediction
After taking previous h2h, recent results and stats into consideration, 1.83 odds on home victory looks unjustified.
Obviously Minnesota United know the way to respond to Portland’s aggression in Oregon, which is we are going to back draw or away win double chance at 1.85 as the primary bet.
Minnesota have won three out of five pre-season games, losing only to Vancouver in Canada. They have very strong offensive potential in the attacking duo Ethan Finlay-Luis Amarilla. It’s been a while since this team kept a clean sheet though.
The safest approach to the match is through the goals market – BTTS & Over 2.5 is a must-pick in our opinion.
Portland Timbers vs Minnesota United Betting Tips
Draw or away win double chance @ 1.85
Both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.83