Los Angeles vs Minnesota United MLS Betting Prediction Prediction

Los Angeles vs Minnesota United Prediction 3/17/2024

Los Angeles (1-1-1) travel to face off against Minnesota United (2-0-1) on Sunday, March 17th. 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 played to a draw vs. Minnesota United. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Los Angeles vs Minnesota United

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Los Angeles Is Coming Off A Draw

Los Angeles will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a 0-0 draw in their last match. This came on their home pitch and despite the match being a draw, they were still heavy favorites at -190. The two combined goals fell short of the line of 2.5 goals.

Offensively, Los Angeles didn’t find the net on any of their six shots on goal or their 16 total shot attempts. They took six corner kicks, matching the number of shots on goal. This could have been due to the fact that none of their 16 shots were penalty kicks.

On the defensive end, Los Angeles picked up the clean sheet, with their four interceptions and four blocked shots. Sporting Kansas City took a total of eight corner kicks and had six shots on goal. Los Angeles’ defensive line will be looking to tighten up in the upcoming match.

Through three matches, Los Angeles has a record of 1-1-1, putting them in 8th place in the Western Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-1-0, but are 1-0-1 at home. In each of their matches, they have been favored, going 1-1-1 in those contests. After this match, they will return home to take on Nashville SC on Sunday, March 24th.

Minnesota United Is Coming Off A Win

Minnesota United will be looking to build off their 3-2 win over Orlando City SC. This win came on the road and as the heavy underdog at +260. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Minnesota’s offensive attack was balanced, with three different players finding the net and two different players providing an assist. Teemu Pukki was one of the players finding the net, scoring twice on his three total shots.

Dayne St. Clair and the Minnesota United defense were kept busy, with Orlando City SC taking a total of 22 shots and six shots on goal. St. Clair finished with four saves, and as a defensive unit, Minnesota United had 13 interceptions.

Through three matches, Minnesota United has yet to lose, going 2-0-1. Their only draw came in their home opener vs. Columbus Crew. Both of their wins have come on the road, including a 3-2 victory over Orlando City SC. In the Western Conference, they are tied with the Portland Timbers with seven points, trailing only the Timbers. After this match vs. Los Angeles, they will head back on the road to take on the Philadelphia Union on March 30th.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

Los Angeles has struggled to score goals this season, as their 0.7 goals per match is 24th in the MLS. Mateusz Bogusz is their top scorer, finding the back of the net once this season. His three shots on goal are also the most on the team. Overall, Los Angeles is 3rd in the MLS in shots on goal, but their passing percentage of 74.9% is 25th in the league.

Minnesota United Offense Breakdown

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Minnesota United has been one of the most dangerous offensive teams in MLS this season, ranking 4th in goals per match and 6th in shots on goal per match. They have been especially effective on corner kicks, leading the league in that category. Teemu Pukki has been the top scorer for Minnesota United this season, ranking 12th in MLS with two goals. He also leads the club in shots on goal, ranking 17th in the league. Tani Oluwaseyi has been the club’s top playmaker, ranking 6th in MLS in assists. He also has one goal this season, which is 2nd on the club and 60th in MLS.

Los Angeles Defense Breakdown

Los Angeles’ defense has been struggling this season, as they are 17th in MLS in goals allowed per match, giving up 1.3 goals per match. They will be facing a Minnesota United offense that is 4th in MLS in goals scored. Hugo Lloris has been the top goalkeeper for Los Angeles this season, and he is 5th in MLS with one clean sheet. Overall, Los Angeles is 5th in MLS in blocked shots per match, but they are 21st in interceptions per match. They are also 4th in MLS in fouls per match.

Minnesota United Defense Breakdown

Minnesota United’s defense has been average this season, allowing 1.3 goals per match, which is 16th in the MLS. They will be facing a Los Angeles offense that is 24th in the league in scoring. They have struggled to block shots, ranking 21st in the league, but they are the best team in the MLS in terms of interceptions. Dayne St. Clair has started three matches in goal but has yet to record a clean sheet.

Los Angeles vs Minnesota United Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we have it finishing in a 1-1 draw with a payout of +245. This season, Minnesota United has been the better offensive club, coming in 4th in goals scored and 6th in shots on goal. They also have the edge in terms of interceptions on defense, and our projections have Teemu Pukki as the top goal-scoring threat for Minnesota United. For Los Angeles, they are 3rd in shots on goal but have struggled to find the net, coming in 28th in shooting percentage.

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