Minnesota United vs. LAFC Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 10/23/21
Minnesota United will be going for their third consecutive win when they face LAFC on Saturday night. Minnesota is coming off a 3-2 win over Philadelphia. LAFC is coming off a 3-2 win over Dallas.
Minnesota is 2-2-1in its last five games against LAFC.
United Trying To Improve Playoff Seeding
United is playing well at the moment and they come into this game on a two-game winning streak. They are sixth in the Western Conference standings, two points behind fourth-placed Portland, and will try to move up the standings with a win over LAFC.
Minnesota isn’t very good offensively, scoring 35 goals in 30 games. They scored three goals in their last game, with four of their 12 shots on target.
Adrien Hunou, Robin Lod, and Franco Fragapane scored a goal apiece for United, while Emanuel Reynoso picked up an assist.
Minnesota has done a better job defensively, giving up 37 goals so far. They gave up two goals in their last game and will need to play better if they want to get the win.
LAFC Going For Third Consecutive Win
LAFC is playing well at the moment and they’ve been unbeaten in their last three games. They are three points behind Vancouver, who are currently seventh in the Western Conference and will try to move into a tie with a win over United, which will give them their third win in a row.
LAFC is one of the best offensive teams in the league, scoring 46 goals in 30 games. They scored three goals in their last game, with five of their 10 shots on target.
Cristian Arango scored a hat trick for LAFC, while Danny Musovski picked up an assist.
LAFC has struggled defensively, giving up 44 goals so far. They gave up two goals in their last game and will need to bounce back with a better effort if they want to win this game.
Side: Minnesota United +140
LAFC played well in their last two games, but both of those wins came against two of the worst teams in the Western Conference. They aren’t very good on the road and they’re facing one of the best home teams in the league and will have a hard time slowing them down, so go with United to get the win here.
Total: Over 2.5
United is averaging 1.16 goals per game and 1.4 goals per game at home. They averaged 1.66 goals per game in their last three games against LAFC. With LAFC giving up 1.46 goals per game, United will go over their average in this game. LAFC is averaging 1.53 goals per game and 1.06 goals per game on the road. They averaged one goal per game in their last three games against United. With Minnesota giving up 1.23 goals per game, LAFC will score enough goals to push the score over the total.