Los Angeles FC vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, Odds, Picks
- The last three meetings between Los Angeles FC and Minnesota United FC have ended in draws.
- Minnesota United have been unbeaten in their last three games across competitions
- LAFC are on top of the table and have lost just once in this season so far
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Los Angeles FC vs Minnesota United FC Prediction
Los Angeles FC have met Minnesota United FC six times in the league but do not have a positive record. They have drawn three times, lost twice, and won just once – and that was in the first ever meeting.
Minnesota thrashed LAFC 5-1 in the second meeting and then went on to beat them 2-0 in the third. However, since then, both teams have not been able to get the better of each other, and the matches have ended in draws.
While a draw is very much possible this time around as well, that is highly unlikely to be the result. LAFC have the better squad and are on a very good run of form too. We expect them to keep Minnesota under the pump at home this weekend and secure three points.
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LAFC Need A Win To Keep Top Spot
LAFC have been brilliant this season and are looking like one of the teams to beat already. They have welcomed back Carlos Vela, who missed a lot of last season through injury, and he has started where he left off.
The Mexican striker scored in the club’s season opener against Colorado Rapids and finished the game with a hat-trick. The three goals were enough to beat the opponents, who had no reply as the match ended 3-0.
Portland Timbers proved to be a tough opponent for LAFC, but they did manage to survive the scare. Yimmi Chará handed the away side an early lead, and the home side needed an injury time goal to level things up. Mamadou Fall scored in the 93rd minute to help his side get a point from the match.
The late goal gave LAFC a lot of confidence, and that was shown in the next match. They were up against Inter Miami, and they won comfortably away from home. They managed just two shots on goal despite dominating possession, but that was enough to help them win 2-0 via goals from Kwadwo Opoku and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi.
The Vancouver Whitecaps tried to get the better of LAFC and failed too. The Canadian side took the shock lead in the game via Tristan Blackmon in the 12th minute but made the mistake of sitting back. Ryan Hollingshead leveled things up 15 minutes later and Carlos Vela for his 4th goal of the season before halftime. Ryan Hollingshead sealed the 3-1 win midway through the second half, and the winning run continued.
Orlando City SC welcomed LAFC after the international break, and the away side kicked off from where they stopped. Brian Rodríguez and Jesús Murillo scored in the first half for the away side, but João Moutinho and Alexandre Pato ensured that the teams went in for the halftime break level on the scoreline. The second half proved to be a different story, and LAFC ran away with the win. José Cifuentes and Kwadwo Opoku scored two more goals, and the game ended 4-2 in favor of LAFC.
The winning run finally came to an end, and it was at the hands of LAFC’s derby rivals, the LA Galaxy. The controversial derby saw Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández score in the 13th minute of the game for Galaxy, and Sega Coulibaly made it 2-0 before the break. Cristian Arango pulled one back for LAFC with 11 minutes to go, and Latif Blessing seemed to have leveled things up deep into stoppage time. However, VAR ruled out the goal, and LA Galaxy went home 2-1 winners.
LAFC did not let the El Trafico defeat bother them much as they bounced back and won 3-1 against Sporting Kansas City in the next game. They thrashed Orange County FC in the US Open 3 days later and then picked up a 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati in the league last weekend.
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Minnesota United FC Are Getting Into The Groove But Face A Tough Task
Minnesota United did not make the best of starts to the season, but they have remained unbeaten for some time. They are now 7th in the league table with 14 points after picking up 4 wins this season.
Robin Lod scored in the season opener against Philadelphia Union, but that was not enough for them to get the win. Cory Burke equalized for the home side in the first half itself, and the two teams struggled to break each other down after that.
Minnesota were on top of their game against Nashville in the second gameweek, but the away side managed to take the lead against the run of play. Charles Sapong scored in the 5th minute, and it took the home side until the 72nd minute to find the equalizer. Hassani Dotson scored the goal for them, and that saw them draw their opening two matches of the season.
Still searching for their first win of the season, Minnesota were at New York Red Bulls, and it did not get off to the best start. The home side were awarded a penalty early in the match, but Dayne St. Clair did well to save Patryk Klimala’s shot. Luis Amarilla scored the lone goal of the game in the second half and earned Minnesota their first win of the season.
Luis Amarilla was once again the hero for Minnesota as he scored the winner against San Jose Earthquakes in the next gameweek. That game also ended 1-0 in favor of United, despite not enjoying a lot of possession.
The unbeaten run finally came to an end when Seattle Sounders visited Minnesota. A goal from João Paulo and an own goal from Brent Kallman saw the away side take a 2-0 lead, and the only goal the home side managed to pull back was from Emanuel Reynoso’s penalty.
Austin FC proved to be a tough opponent for United as they were beaten 1-0. Maximiliano Urruti scored the game’s only goal – just before the hour mark, and that was enough for the Texas side to pick up all three points.
Following their back-to-back defeats, Adrian Heath was looking for a response from his side. They delivered with a solid 3-1 win over Colorado Rapids thanks to goals from Bakaye Dibassy, Robin Lod, and Abu Danladi. Diego Rubio scored for the away side in the first half to level things up, but it turned out to be a consolation.
Chicago Fire made Minnesota struggle last weekend, but the home side managed to walk away with all three points. Emanuel Reynoso, Kervin Arriaga, and Robin Lod got on the scoresheet to earn them a 3-0 win and take them to 7th in the Supporters’
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How to Watch LAFC vs Minnesota United FC
|LAFC vs Minnesota United FC|
|Teams||Los Angeles FC vs Minnesota United FC|
|Location||Banc of California Stadium|
|Time||Sunday, May 1 at 10pm EST|
|How to watch||FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN|
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Varun Shetty WSN
Varun is a web journalist who has been writing on sports for 13 years. He took a shine for the MLS during the 2021 season and has been following it and writing about it since, alongside his work involving the English Premier League, La Liga, and the Serie A. He is deeply interested in soccer analytics and strategy and has aspirations to move into coaching at some point. Email: [email protected]