Match Preview: Minnesota United 1-2 Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction and Betting Tips | MLS

Minnesota United – Los Angeles Galaxy betting tips for today, October 21, 2019

Kick-off: 01:30 Minnesota United – Los Angeles Galaxy
Football: USA: MLS – Play Offs – 1/8-finals
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.45
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!

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Minnesota United enter their maiden MLS postseason appearance off the back of a ten-game unbeaten run at home (W7, D3), having scored in each of their last six. Remarkably, the ‘Loons’ have continued that streak despite conceding the opening goal in their last four home games (W2, D2).
In fact, their regular season record of: W4, D2, L9, when conceding the first goal in 2019 – the equal fourth-best when it comes to points per game – complements a second-half goal difference of +12.
Postseason regulars LA Galaxy are gearing up for their 19th play-offs in 24 seasons, and remain unbeaten at Minnesota (W2, D1), which is great news for the visitors after collecting points from just two of their last nine MLS road trips (W1, D1, L7), with their defence conceding at least three goals in six of those nine.
In contrast to their hosts, the Galaxy have seen 22 of the 34 regular season away goals that they’ve conceded arrive after half-time. Yet despite that, the Californians have converted five of their seven opening goals on the road into victory (D1, L1), whilst losing all nine away matches when conceding first (L9).
Players to watch: Angelo Rodríguez (MIN) has scored in two of his last three clashes with the Galaxy, albeit both in losing efforts.
Sebastian Lletget (LAG) has scored in two of four appearances against Minnesota, albeit both were at home.
Stat attack: Just two of Minnesota’s last ten regular season matches finished with over 2.5 goals. In contrast, LA Galaxy have seen 14 of their previous 15 league games finish with over 2.5.
Both teams scored in LA Galaxy’s last nine regular season matches, as well as in three of Minnesota’s last five.
Five of the six H2Hs have seen at least three total goals scored (three over 3.5).