Market: Minnesota United win
Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport
Looking to continue on what has been a stellar purple patch at Allianz Field, Minnesota will host away day strugglers LA Galaxy late on Saturday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Minnesota might have been disappointed to have played out back-to-back stalemates earlier in the month, The Loons bounced back last weekend. Picking up what turned out to be a routine 2-0 victory against the Houston Dynamos on home soil, Head Coach Adrian Heath finds his side sat in pole position to secure another Final Series spot in the Western Conference. With just a single MLS defeat to their name since way back on May 9th, the Saint Paul-based outfit have gained a fearsome reputation for their continued displays at Allianz Field. Including a pair of victories against both Seattle and Portland over the past month, Saturday’s hosts are remarkably unbeaten in each of their last seven straight home fixtures, a run that has seen them muster six wins in doing in.
As for the visitors, while LA Galaxy might have thought they had a golden chance at Dignity Health Sports Park last weekend, The Whites put in a sluggish display. Eventually having to settle for a 1-1 draw against a rock-bottom Vancouver on home soil, Head Coach Greg Vanney will have a growing headache over his side’s extended issues. Despite landing much-needed back-to-back wins against Real Salt Lake and Portland earlier in the month, the Western Conference outfit have gained a reputation for their issues on the road. Last seen outside of Carson putting in a season-worst display in their 4-0 drumming at the hands of Dallas on July 25th, they have collected just a single point from their last three contests on the road. Facing a stern test when they make the trip to Saint Paul on Saturday night, we’re backing a home win here.
Bet: Minnesota United 8/11 to beat LA Galaxy in Sunday’s MLS matchup @ 888sport