FC Dallas vs Minnesota United MLS Betting Prediction

MLS FC Dallas vs Minnesota United Prediction 6/9/2024

FC Dallas (3-8-4) travel to face off against Minnesota United (8-3-4) on Sunday, June 9th. This match will be played at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN. Minnesota United is coming off a win in their previous match, while FC Dallas will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Minnesota United. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

FC Dallas vs Minnesota United

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FC Dallas Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

FC Dallas will be looking to bounce back from a tough 1-0 loss to Los Angeles FC. This match was played on their opponent’s pitch, and they went into the match as the heavy underdog at +800. The lone goal scored in this match fell short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

Overall, the FC Dallas offense took nine shots, three of which were on target. Petar Musa had two of these shots on goal and four shots overall, with no other player finishing with more than one shot. Illarramendi and Sam Junqua are two players who each took just one shot.

On the defensive end, FC Dallas allowed one goal on Los Angeles’ nine total shots on target. Maarten Paes finished with eight saves, and the club’s defenders finished with just one block. Los Angeles also finished with eight corner kicks.

Through 15 matches, FC Dallas has struggled, going just 3-8-4, which has them in 12th place in the Western Conference. They have dropped two straight matches, both on the road, and are still searching for their first win away from home (0-6-2). Overall, they have been favored in just four matches, going 2-2, while they have been the underdog in 11 matches, going just 1-6-4. Following this match, they will return home to take on St. Louis City SC on Sunday, June 16th.

Minnesota United Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Minnesota United hosted Sporting Kansas City. The over/under line heading into the match was 2.5 goals, and the four combined goals easily surpassed this figure. The payout for a Minnesota United win was -155.

Minnesota United’s offensive attack was spread out, with four different players either scoring or finishing with an assist. Tani Oluwaseyi took a total of six shots and finished with one goal and one assist. Kervin Arriaga and Robin Lod each scored one time.

On the defensive end, Minnesota United did a good job of limiting Sporting Kansas City’s scoring chances, as they took just one shot on goal and 12 shots overall. Dayne St. Clair finished with one save on the day, and the club’s defenders finished with four blocked shots and seven interceptions.

Through 15 matches, Minnesota United has a record of 8-3-4, which has them sitting in 3rd place in the Western Conference. They have been strong at home, going 4-1-3, but have been even better on the road, going 4-2-1. Over their last four matches, they have gone 2-1-1, with their only loss coming against the 2nd ranked team in the Western Conference, Los Angeles FC. Following this match vs. FC Dallas, they will head on the road to take on the Seattle Sounders on June 16th.

FC Dallas Offense Breakdown

FC Dallas has scored 1.1 goals per match this season, which is 23rd in MLS. Petar Musa is the team’s leading scorer with five goals, which is also 39th in the league. He has also taken the most shots on goal for FC Dallas and is 20th in MLS. This season, FC Dallas has had fewer corner kicks than their opponents in 60% of their matches, which is 28th in the league.

Minnesota United Offense Breakdown

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Minnesota United has been one of the most dangerous offensive teams in the MLS this season, ranking fifth in goals scored and shots on goal. Tani Oluwaseyi has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net seven times, which is 14th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal. Robin Lod has been the team’s top playmaker, ranking fourth in the MLS in assists. He has also scored five goals this season, which is second on the team. Overall, Minnesota has had more corners than their opponents in 53.3% of their matches this season.

FC Dallas Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Minnesota United, FC Dallas’ defense is coming off a solid performance against Los Angeles FC, who is 8th in goals scored. However, they have given up three goals to both the Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake in their last six matches. Overall, they are 20th in goals allowed, giving up 1.6 goals per match. Maarten Paes is second in MLS with 64 saves this season.

Minnesota United Defense Breakdown

Minnesota United’s defense has been up and down over their last six matches. They have given up three goals to the Colorado Rapids and two goals to the Los Angeles Galaxy. However, they have also held the Atlanta United FC and Sporting Kansas City to just one goal. Overall, they are 11th in goals allowed this season. Keeper Dayne St. Clair is 18th in saves and has two clean sheets.

FC Dallas vs Minnesota United Prediction

Looking at how we expect this one to play out, we are going to take FC Dallas and Minnesota United to end up in a 1-1 draw. Coming into the match, both clubs are near the bottom of the league in terms of passing percentage, but Minnesota has the edge on defense in terms of goals allowed and interceptions. Our projections are giving Minnesota’s Teemu Pukki the best chance to score a goal, while Jesús Ferreira is the top projected goal scorer for FC Dallas.

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