Real Salt Lake vs Minnesota United FC MLS Betting prediction

MLS Real Salt Lake vs Minnesota United Prediction 4/7/2024

Real Salt Lake (3-2-1) travel to face off against Minnesota United (3-1-1) on Sunday, April 7th. This match will be played at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN. Real Salt Lake is coming off a win in their previous match, while Minnesota United will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Real Salt Lake. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Real Salt Lake vs Minnesota United

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Real Salt Lake Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Real Salt Lake picked up a 3-1 win over St. Louis City SC, and they did so on their home pitch. The money line payout for Real Salt Lake was -157, and the four combined goals surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 0.5 goals.

Real Salt Lake’s offensive attack was led by Cristian Arango, who scored all three of the club’s goals. Arango took a total of four shots and scored on his only penalty kick attempt. Alexandros Katranis and Diego Luna each finished with one assist.

Zac MacMath defended the net for Real Salt Lake, finishing with two saves on St. Louis City SC’s four total shots. As a defensive unit, Real Salt Lake intercepted seven passes and finished with three blocked shots.

Real Salt Lake heads on the road to take on Minnesota United, looking to extend their winning streak to three matches. So far this season, Real Salt Lake has gone 3-2-1, putting them in 3rd place in the Western Conference. Their record on the road is 1-1-1, while they are 2-1-0 at home. Over their last six matches, they have gone 3-2-1. Following this match, they will return home to take on the Columbus Crew on Sunday, April 14th.

Minnesota United Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Minnesota United will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union. This match took place on the road, and the money line payout for a Minnesota win was +360. The two combined goals fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals.

Minnesota’s offense took a total of seven shots, five of which were on goal. Teemu Pukki was the only striker to take multiple shots, finishing with two overall. The club had a total of three corner kicks.

On the defensive end, Minnesota United allowed two goals on just four on-target attempts by the Union. Dayne St. Clair finished with two saves, and the club’s defenders blocked two shots while intercepting eight passes.

In their first season under head coach Adrian Heath, Minnesota United has gotten off to a solid start, going 3-1-1 through their first five matches. After dropping their opener to the Vancouver Whitecaps, they have gone 3-0-1, including a win over the 9th-ranked team in the Western Conference, Los Angeles FC. Overall, they sit in 4th place in the Western Conference, tied with Vancouver with 10 points. Following this match against Real Salt Lake, they will return home to take on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, April 14th.

Real Salt Lake Offense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake has been one of the more efficient offenses in the MLS this season, ranking 6th in the league in goals scored at 1.7 per match. They have been able to generate a good number of corner kicks, ranking 9th in the league in that category. Cristian Arango has been their top scorer this season, ranking 3rd in the MLS with 5 goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal, ranking 7th in the league in that category. Carlos Gómez has been their top playmaker, ranking 7th in the MLS in assists and 15th in goals scored.

Minnesota United Offense Breakdown

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The Minnesota United offense has been solid this season, ranking 10th in goals scored and shots on goal. Robin Lod is the team’s top scorer and 17th in the league with two goals. Teemu Pukki is 20th in MLS in goals scored and leads the team in shots on goal. Tani Oluwaseyi is the team’s leader in assists and second in goals scored.

Real Salt Lake Defense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s defense is coming off a solid performance against St. Louis City SC, who entered the match as the 7th-ranked scoring offense. Overall, they are 8th in goals allowed this season. Zac MacMath has started five matches and is 11th in clean sheets. He is also 9th in saves. Over their last three matches, they have given up an average of 1.3 goals per match.

Minnesota United Defense Breakdown

Minnesota United’s defense has been solid this season, but they have given up two goals in two of their last three matches. They are currently 11th in the MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.2. They are also 20th in blocked shots and 2nd in fouls. Goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair is 17th in clean sheets with one, and he is 15th in saves. Their last three matches have seen them give up an average of 1.3 goals, and they are coming off a match against the Philadelphia Union where they gave up two goals.

Real Salt Lake vs Minnesota United Prediction

With a payout of +265, we are looking at this Real Salt Lake at Minnesota United MLS matchup to end in a 1-1 draw. This season, Real Salt Lake has been the better defensive team, but Minnesota United has the edge in terms of generating interceptions. Our projections are giving Teemu Pukki the best chance to score a goal for Minnesota United, while Cristian Arango is the top projected goal scorer for Real Salt Lake.

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