Major League. Round 1.
Stadium: Allianz Field (Saint Paul, Minnesota).
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Minnesota United is still a young team formed in 2015. A couple of years later they debuted in the MLS, almost making it into the playoffs. Last season, the Loons reached the cup battles, but in the last 16 lost to Portland - 1:3. The regular season for the Black and Blues has not been nearly as successful. Out of 17 meetings they have only six wins, three draws and eight losses. As a result, the team currently sits in tenth place in the Western Conference standings.
Real Salt Lake is more experienced that has been around since 2004 and entered MLS the very next year. In their history, the Red and Blues have twice reached the playoff finals - they claimed the title in 2009 and failed in 2013. Last season the team made it into the conference finals but lost to Portland 0:2. In the current season Pablo Mastroeni's wards are performing quite well: with eight wins, five draws and four losses they occupy third place in the Western Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
The opponents fell to Portland in last year's playoffs. The only difference is that the Loons did it in the first round, while the Kings - in the finals. This season Real is doing much better, as they are currently in third place in the standings, while the St. Paul team is only tenth.
The opposition between Minnesota and Real Salt Lake is not productive enough. In their four previous encounters, both scored five goals (1.25 average). Moreover, this season the squads are playing cautiously. In 17 matches involved the Loons 41 goals were scored (2.41 average), while the Kings made only 39 (2.29 average).
If we turn to the statistics of matches involving Real Salt Lake, we can find one interesting feature. In the first halves of ten consecutive games the opponents didnt score more than one goal. There is no reason to believe that anything will change in the upcoming confrontation, as the Kings this season perform better. The Loons aren't interested to score right away.
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