Minnesota United will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to eight games across all competitions this weekend when they welcome Portland Timbers to Allianz Field in the 23rd round of the Major League Soccer.
The hosts seem to be enjoying a top form this season; they are currently placed third with 34 points to their name in the Western Conference standings. In their campaign this season, they have 10 wins against eight loses and four draws. Coming into this game, Minnesota United has picked up 13 points from the last five games both home and away.
Minnesota United prepares for this fixture confident following 1-2 MLS victory to beat Houston Dynamo in their previous encounter. In that match, Minnesota United had 27% possession, nine shots with three of them on target and goals scored by Franco Fragapane (45′) and Bongokuhle Hlongwane (72′). On Houston Dynamo got 22 shots with four of them on target and a goal by Fafà Picault (85′).
Meanwhile, Portland Timbers are four points behind Saturday’s host, however they are outside the playoffs spot (8th) with 30 points. Their campaign this season has been inconsistent with seven wins against six loses and nine draws. Portland Timbers s picked up 11 points from the last five games both home and away.
Portland Timbers come into this meeting off the back of 2-1 MLS victory over San Jose Earthquakes in their previous game. In that match, Portland Timbers had 42% possession, 19 shots with five of them on target and goals scored by Jarosław Niezgoda (53′) and Dairon Asprilla (71′). San Jose Earthquakes got 11 shots with seven of them on target and a goal by Benji Kikanovic (42′).
Minnesota United vs. Portland Timbers head to head
Since 2010 these two sides have had 19 head to head encounters. Minnesota won nine times, Portland Timbers Seven times while three matches played out draws.
- Portland 1-0 Minnesota 13/02/22
- Portland 3-1 Minnesota 22/11/21
- Minnesota 2-1 Portland 25/07/21
- Portland 0-1 Minnesota 27/06/21
- Portland 1-3 Minnesota 02/03/20
- Houston 1-2 Minnesota
- Minnesota 4-0 Everton
- Minnesota 2-0 DC United
- Minnesota 1-1 Kansas City
- Vancouver 1-3 Minnesota
- Portland 2-1 San Jose
- Portland 1-1 Vancouver
- Seattle 0-3 Portland
- Nashville 2-2 Portland
- Portland 2-1 Houston
Minnesota United team news
Hassani Dotson, Patrick Weah and Romain Métanire will be unavailable for Adrian Heath’s selection for this game through injuries.
Portland Timbers team news
Diego Gutiérrez is the only injury concern for boss Giovanni Savarese as he recovers from injury.
Prediction and odds
We are backing a closely fought match as both sides are in great forms unbeaten in their last seven matches.
- Goals over 2.5
- Both teams to score