Saint Paul, USA
MInnesota United’s poor form has not gotten any better in the last one month and they don’t look like they are getting better anytime soon. Minnesota United have played over 6 games in the last 1 month and have failed to record a single win in all competitions. They had 3 defeats and 3 draws in all 6 games and now they return to action against Portland Timbers with the hope of getting their season back on track with a win.
Portland Timbers are also in a similar situation as the hosts, if not worse. Only difference between them is that Portland Timbers have one win in 8 matches, with the others ending in 3 defeats and 4 draws. Indeed one of these sides will be fighting for a win and it would be interesting to see what team that is.
As expected, they are also closely ranked on the MLS table, as Portland Timbers are in 22nd place with 22 points, while Minnesota United are 24th with 21 points.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Minnesota United - DLDLD
MInnesota United’s performance in the last 1 month has been quite disappointing and they need to act fast by winning games. They are winless in their last 6 games in all competitions and in that time they had 3 defeats and 3 draws. Their last win was against this current opponent; Portland Timbers back in May and they won by 1-0. Since then they have lost games against Houston Dynamo, Austin FC, and CF Montreal and played draws against Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC.
On the home form table, Minnesota United are the second poorest team while playing at home as they have picked up only 8 points from a possible 21 at home games. Only Colorado Rapids have picked up fewer home points than them. Overall, at home they had 1 win, 5 draws and 1 defeats in 9 home matches. In their last 5 home games they had 1 win, 3 draws and 1 defeat. They lost to Orlando CIty, then drew against FC Dallas, then they won against Minnesota United before playing back-to-back draws against Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC.
Minnesota United blew a 2 goal lead in their last game against Real Salt Lake to draw the game 2-2 at full time. Hassani Dotson and Emmanuel Raynoso gave Minnesota United the lead in the first half. But in the second half they conceded 2 goals from Daniel Musovski and Justen Glad to draw the game at full time.
Team Streak: no wins (6), without a clean sheet (6), both teams scoring (4/5), first to concede (5/6).
Portland Timbers - DLDWD
Portland Timbers are in a similar situation as the hosts and a win for them is also really important. Their recent statistics shows they are without a win in their last 3 games and they won only once in their last 8 matches in a row. In their last 5 games they had 1 win, 3 draws and 1 defeat. After back-to-back defeats against Minnesota United and Sporting Kansas, they played a goalless draw with Seattle Sounders before grabbing a narrow win against FC Dallas and after that they played another draw with San Jose Earthquakes. Then they lost to Chicago Fire before playing a draw in their latest game against New York City.
Portland Timbers away form is equally bad according to the away form ranking. They have picked up just 7 points from a possible 30 points. They played 10 matches away from home and had 1 win, 4 draws and 5 defeats in those games. Their 5 most recent away matches ended in 1 win, 3 draws and 1 defeat. They won the only game against Saint Louis City, and then played 3 draws against Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders and San Jose Earthquakes while they lost the game to Sporting Kansas City.
The 1-1 draw against New York City was their most recent game and they failed to hang on to the narrow lead to end the game in a draw at full time. Evander scored the first goal for Portland Timbers in the 38th minute but then they conceded a goal from Keaton Parks in the 51st minute and the game ended in a draw.
Team streak: no wins (3), less than 2.5 goals (4/5), less than 10.5 corners (5/6).
Head to Head
Minnesota United and Portland Timber have faced each other 18 times in the past. Minnesota United had 9 wins, while Portland Timbers had 6 wins and 3 matches ended in a draw.
- There were less than 4.5 cards in 5/7 meetings.
Analysis and Betting Tips
According to analysis, Minnesota United have scored 17 goals and conceded 24 goals in 18 matches in the MLS. They have scored 0.9 goals per game and have a 8% conversion rate. They also create 2.1 big chances per game and take a total of 12.3 shots per game with 3.9 shots on target per game. They take an average of 4.6 corners per game and take up 44.9% possession on average. On the defense, they have 5 clean sheets and they conceded 1.3 goals per game.
According to analysis, Portland Timbers have scored 22 goals and conceded 27 goals in 20 matches in the MLS. They have scored 1.1 goals per game and have a 9% conversion rate. They also create 1.8 big chances per game and take a total of 11.8 shots per game with 4.2 shots on target per game. They take an average of 3.7 corners per game and take up 44.8% possession on average. On the defense, they have 6 clean sheets and they conceded 1.4 goals per game.
- Home Win or Draw and Over 1.5 Goals at 1.7 Odds
- Both Teams to Score at 1.69 Odds
- Draw FT at 3.50 Odds