Los Angeles Galaxy vs Minnesota United MLS Betting Prediction

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Minnesota United Prediction 5/16/2024

Los Angeles Galaxy (5-2-5) travel to face off against Minnesota United (6-2-2) on Thursday, May 16th. This match will be played at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN. Minnesota United is coming off a win in their previous match, while Los Angeles Galaxy played to a draw vs. Minnesota United. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Minnesota United

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Los Angeles Galaxy Is Coming Off A Draw

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to get back in the win column after picking up a draw vs. Real Salt Lake in their last match. This match took place on their home pitch, and they had a money line payout of -110 despite the over/under line being set at 3.5 goals.

Overall, the Galaxy took 23 shots and six shots on goal while scoring on two of their offensive possessions. Gabriel Chaves and Miguel Berry each found the net one time, and Riqui Puig finished with two assists.

On the defensive end, the Galaxy allowed a total of four shots on goal, with John McCarthy making two saves. LA’s defenders had a total of 17 interceptions and blocked 10 shots.

The Los Angeles Galaxy are on the road to take on Minnesota United. So far this season, the Galaxy have a record of 5-2-5, which has them in 3rd place in the Western Conference. They have been on a draw streak, going 2-0-2 in their last four matches. Overall, they have been favored in six matches, going 2-1-3, while they have been the underdog in six matches, going 3-1-2. After this match, they will head back on the road to take on Charlotte FC on May 18th.

Minnesota United Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Minnesota United took on Atlanta United FC. This match was on the road for Minnesota, and they came out on top by a score of 2-1. The money line payout for Minnesota on the road was +340.

The three total goals fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals. This means that the payout would have been on the over, which is what the majority of bettors thought would happen.

Minnesota’s offense took a total of 12 shots and five shots on goal. They needed just two goals to get the win, with Tani Oluwaseyi and Kervin Arriaga each finding the net one time. Oluwaseyi was the only player to have a multiple shot on goal.

On the defensive end, Minnesota blocked five shots and intercepted 13 passes. Dayne St. Clair finished with three saves on Atlanta’s four shots on goal. As a unit, they gave up just one goal despite Atlanta having 13 corner kicks.

Through 10 matches, Minnesota United has a record of 6-2-2, which has them sitting in 2nd place in the Western Conference. They have won three straight matches, including a 2-1 win over Atlanta United on May 4th. Overall, they have been strong on the road, going 4-1-0, while at home, they are 2-1-2. After this match, they will be at home once again, taking on the Portland Timbers on Sunday, May 19th. Over their last four matches, they have gone 3-1, with their only loss coming to the Houston Dynamo on April 14th. In the standings, they are tied with the Los Angeles Galaxy, who they will be taking on in this match.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

Dejan Joveljić is the top scorer for the Los Angeles Galaxy this season, and he is also 11th in MLS in goals scored. He leads the team in shots on goal, and he is 14th in MLS in that category. Joseph Paintsil is the leader in assists for the Galaxy, and he is 13th in MLS in that category. He is also 34th in MLS in goals scored. This season, the Galaxy are second in MLS in goals scored, and they are also second in shots on goal. They are sixth in MLS in corner kicks, and they have had fewer corner kicks than their opponents in 58.3% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 87.2%, which is second in MLS.

Minnesota United Offense Breakdown

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Minnesota United is fifth in MLS in goals scored this season, averaging 1.7 per match. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Tani Oluwaseyi is the team’s leading scorer, with five goals this season, which is 15th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 38th in the league. Robin Lod is the team’s leader in assists, with six, which is third in MLS. He also has three goals, which is 37th in the league.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

The Los Angeles Galaxy’s defense has struggled this season, as they are currently 20th in MLS, allowing 1.6 goals per match. They will be facing a Minnesota United offense that is 5th in goals scored. Over their last seven matches, they have given up 10 goals, which is 1.4 per match. John McCarthy is their top goalkeeper, and he is 2nd in MLS with 46 saves. He has two clean sheets this season, which is 21st in the league.

Minnesota United Defense Breakdown

Minnesota United’s defense has been playing well of late, as they have given up just one goal in each of their last three matches. This includes a clean sheet against the 26th ranked offense in Charlotte FC. Overall, they are 6th in the MLS in goals allowed at 1.1 per match. They are also 8th in blocked shots and 1st in interceptions. Goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair has two clean sheets on the year, which is 18th in the MLS.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Minnesota United Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we are going to take Minnesota United on the money line at +107. Our projections have Minnesota United’s Teemu Pukki as the top goal scorer in the match, and they are also projected to have more shots on goal. This season, Minnesota United has been better on both offense and defense, coming in 5th in goals scored and 6th in goals allowed in the MLS.

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