Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 11, 2022 04:00 CET
Two teams that are fighting for a place in the playoff will meet at Providence Park stadium in Portland in, we hope, one very interesting game.
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Portland Timbers Team News
Four rounds before the season end, Portland is in the hunt for a place in the playoffs. They are in seventh place on the table which is the last place for the playoff qualification. Portland is three points above LA Galaxy but with two games more.
They got in a great run at the right moment. Portland won three consecutive games but their schedule is not very optimistic until the end of the season. In the next four games, they are going to play against the teams that are also in the hunt for a place in the playoffs. The good thing is that they will go into these run of games with more self-confidence.
Portland’s statistic in the MLS this season is very impressive. They are one very interesting team to watch and their games are barely boring. 23 of their 30 games were finished with both teams to score, they failed to score in only four games but at the same time, they keep a clean sheet only on five occasions. Their attack is one of the best in the MLS with 49 goals scored and 47 goals conceded and their defensive record is the worst among the top nine teams in Western Conference.
Minnesota United FC Team News
For the fourth season in a row, Minnesota is very close to being in the playoffs, again. Five rounds before the end they are the fifth in Western Conference with 44 points, five above LA Galaxy who is in 8th place but with one game more.
The worrying thing for Minnesota fans is their current form of two consecutive defeats without scoring a single goal in these two games. But the good thing is their schedule, especially in the last three games when they will play against the teams who are without any chances of making it into the playoffs.
Minnesota’s games are very interesting to watch in the last couple of weeks. We saw 33 goals in the last eight games which is an average of 4.12 goals per game!
They failed to keep a clean sheet from the middle of July and have done that only four times this season. When Minnesota play you know that they must concede at least one goal.
Seven of their last 10 meetings ended with over 2.5 goals and also seven with BTTS. Minnesota has six wins, Portland two.
Team News and Injuries
Portland Timbers: Blake Bodily, Felipe Mora, Nathan Fogaca, and Justin Rasmussen are injured.
Minnesota United: Bakaye Dibassy, Eric Dick, Hassani Dotson, Jacori Hayes, and Patrick Weah are injured. Alan Benitez is suspended.
Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC Prediction
From statistics, you all can see that when Portland and Minnesota are playing we always have a lot of goals. Both sides are very good offensively but at the same time not so good defensively. Portland is currently in the run of 10 straight games with BTTS and Minnesota with eight straight games which ended with over 2.5 goals. Yes, we know that these runs must end sometimes but we hope that will not be the case this weekend.
Prediction: BTTS to score and over 2.5 goals