Minnesota United vs FC Dallas Match Analysis & Prediction
01/05/2023 4:00 am
Minnesota United will be looking to avoid their longest losing run in a Major League Soccer regular season since 2021 when they host FC Dallas on matchday 10 at Allianz Field on Monday morning.
The Loons have lost three successive domestic matches, falling 1-0 at the Seattle Sounders last time out, while the Toros had a three-game unbeaten run ended, losing 3-1 to New York City FC.
All of Minnesota’s matches this season have been there for the taking, but Adrian Heath has seen his side miss countless opportunities to gain points, squandering six from winning positions in 2023.
Heading into this game, the Loons are one of three MLS sides without a victory at home this year and are currently on their longest winless run at Allianz Field (three) in the regular season since failing to win in four successive home matches back in 2017.
Minnesota have given up the opening goal in three of their last four matches across all competitions but managed to keep their US Open Cup hopes alive this week despite going behind after five minutes to Detriot City FC, coming away win a 3-1 victory.
That was the first time in any competitive game since the start of the new MLS campaign that a Minnesota game was decided by more than one goal, while the Loons have not scored more than one at home all season.
Six of the eight goal which they have conceded in 2023 have come in the second half, and one beyond the 75th minute in three of their previous five MLS fixtures.
A traditionally solid backline was unlocked for three goals in quick succession last weekend, the most that Dallas have given up in a single game all season.
Nico Estevez has seen his side leave points on the table, squandering four from winning positions in 2023, all of which came away from home, while they gave up a late one at Los Angeles FC when they had one point in their pocket.
Dallas have 14 points after nine matches, putting them fourth in the Western Conference, but have given up 11 goals so far, a mark they did not get to last season until matchday 13.
Toros have not lost all year when scoring first while managing to claim six points in 2023 after giving up the opening goal.
Over the past few years, Dallas have found it difficult to penetrate Minnesota on their home field, failing to score in three of their last five visits to Allianz Field, although they did win the previous encounter there 3-0 in 2022.
Minnesota United vs. FC Dallas Head to head
In the 16 previous meetings between these two teams, they have each claimed seven victories while they have drawn twice. Minnesota have scored 21 goals and conceded 22 in the process.
Minnesota United Team News
Minnesota are still missing Emanuel Reynoso, who is back in Argentina, with the club saying that they have tried getting in touch with him following his suspension to no avail.
Mikael Marques has a sprained ankle, Ryen Jiba hurt his knee, Kervin Arriaga is doubtful with a sore thigh and Bakaye Dibassy remains sidelined with a thigh injury.
Minnesota United's Last 5 Matches
02/04/2023St Louis City0Minnesota United1MLS
09/04/2023Chicago Fire2Minnesota United1MLS
16/04/2023Minnesota United1Orlando City2MLS
23/04/2023Seattle Sounders1Minnesota United0MLS
26/04/2023Detroit City1Minnesota United3US Open Cup
FC Dallas Team News
Alan Velasco is unlikely to participate for Dallas this weekend due to a right knee sprain, while Tarik Scott is out for the season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his ACL before the start of the campaign.
Jose Martinez scored his first as a Toro in New York last Saturday, while Maarten Paes conceded more times in that encounter than in his previous three.
FC Dallas's Last 5 Matches
16/04/2023Dallas2Real Salt Lake1MLS
23/04/2023New York City3Dallas1MLS
Minnesota United vs. FC Dallas: Odds and Predictions
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