Los Angeles FC vs Minnesota United – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 02.09.2019

After trading home victories with Minnesota United in 2018, runaway Western Conference leaders Los Angeles FC (LAFC) will look to remain the MLS’ only undefeated side at home (W11, D2) after a bruising El Tráfico.
The 3-3 draw with LA Galaxy means that LAFC have now registered three or more goals in a franchise-record six consecutive league games at home, while conceding two or more in return in four of those six games. Unsurprisingly, all but one of those games produced over 5.5 total goals.
All of this presents a daunting task for Minnesota, who lament a tally of 19 goals conceded across their last eight MLS away games, condemning them to six losses in that time (W1, D1). Furthermore, they have collected just one point from their last five league trips to Western Conference opposition.
A single half-time lead on the road this league season (HT: W1, D6, L6) has not helped their cause, particularly when conceding the opening goal (W2, L6) and trailing at the break (W0, D0 L6). With LAFC thus far maintaining a perfect home record when scoring first, an early lead appears key to Minnesota’s fortunes.
Players to watch: Latif Blessing (LAFC) has registered four goals in his last five league appearances, as well as assists in both meetings with Minnesota.
Ethan Finlay (MIN) has found the back of the net in two of his last four games on the road.
Stat attack: 11 of LAFC’s 15 league goals conceded at home have been recorded before half-time.
Thirteen of Minnesota’s 27 league goals conceded on the road have fallen in the first or last 15 minutes of the game (inc. stoppage time).
Minnesota’s win/draw rate of just 38.46% as an away outsider ranks them firmly amongst the bottom half of the league.

23.07.18 MLS Minnesota United Los Angeles FC 5 : 1
10.05.18 MLS Los Angeles FC Minnesota United 2 : 0

Los Angeles FC vs Minnesota United
Kick-off: September 2, 03:30
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: [email protected]BWIN