Minnesota United vs Portland Timbers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 01:00 Hrs

Venue: TCF Bank Stadium

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Minnesota United vs Portland Timbers Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Minnesota United came up with another disappointing performance, as they lost 1-0 against Real Salt Lake. Minnesota did not create much, but fell behind only late in the game after a goal from Yura Movsisyan. Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth was in inspired form as he kept out Real Salt Lake with save after save. Portland Timbers were once again poor in an away game, as they lost 2-1 against Colorado Rapids. Portland took the lead through a fine goal from Sebastian Blanco in the 18th minute. Dominique Badji’s brilliant chipped goal in the 51st minute was the turning point, as the home team were able to grow in confidence. Alan Gordon came up with a late goal to give Colorado a brilliant win. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Minnesota United will be happy to return to the TCF bank stadium where they have shown remote signs of form with three wins in the last five games. Interestingly, Minnesota have managed a clean sheet in the three wins. Portland are on a five-game losing streak on the road, but the club may be due an away victory. The team dominated the game against Colorado and would have won on any other day. I would back Portland Timbers for a win. Out of the six home matches, Minnesota United have scored over 1.5 goals just twice. Portland also come into the game with just seven goals in the last six away games. Hence, this game is likely to be a low scoring affair with under 2.5 goals.

Portland Timbers win – 9/5

Total goals under 2.5 – 13/10

Minnesota United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Minnesota United saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 3 games played against Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Portland Timbers scored over 2.5 goals in 2 out of their last 3 games played against Minnesota United

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Minnesota United Form Guide

Minnesota United Team Logo

Minnesota United

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
L A

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

FC Cincinnati

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-06-2018

US Open Cup

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Portland Timbers Form Guide

Portland Timbers Team Logo

Portland Timbers

Won

8

Draw

2

Lost

0
W H

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

02-06-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-06-2018

US Open Cup

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Minnesota United Preview

Minnesota United continue to struggle for form, and the club has lost four out of the last five games in all competitions. More worrying for manager Adrian Heath will be concerned with the club’s offensive form. Minnesota have averaged just over a goal per game in the 2017 MLS season, but the form has nosedived recent weeks. Minnesota have failed to score in the last three matches across all competitions. Even though the team possesses Christian Ramirez who has eight league goals, the forward has only scored two goals in his last five appearances.

Minnesota United Team News

Manager Adrian Heath will be without Bernardo Anor (muscle) and Thomas de Villardi (Achilles tendon) due to injury.

Portland Timbers Preview

The majority of the problems for Portland Timbers have been on the road, as the club have managed only two wins in the eight away games. At home, however, Portland are extremely strong with three wins in the last four games. The club’s last home defeat was also in the middle of April. In contrast, they have lost four consecutive away matches while managing to score only two goals. Despite having plethora of good chances against Colorado Rapids, the team were unable to get anything out of this away game. Diego Valeri and Fanendo Adi have been the top scorers for Portland with eight goals each.

Portland Timbers Team News

Portland Timbers will be without Gbenga Arokoyo (Achilles tendon) and Chance Myers (muscle) because of injuries.

Minnesota United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Portland Timbers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Minnesota United vs Portland Timbers Sidelined Players

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