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Minnesota United FC vs. Portland Timbers
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 9:30 PM ET
Venue: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
EPL Moneyline Odds: Minnesota United +475, Portland -175
EPL Spread Betting Odds: OFF
EPL Betting Total: 3
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It’s opening day of the MLS season on Friday night. The season kicks off with an expansion team, the Minnesota United FC traveling to Portland to take on the Timbers.
Minnesota United FC
The Minnesota United FC are a very hard team to predict because no one has ever seen them play together, besides a few exhibition games.
The Loons have moved up this season from the NASL to be an expansion team. They make the move with the Atlanta United FC. This team won’t win the championship and it probably won’t even make the playoffs but this season can be deemed successful if they finish above Atlanta in the standings.
This preseason Minnesota United hasn’t played great, but they haven’t played bad. In five games they have four draws and one loss. They did play the Timbers already in the preseason finishing that game in a 2-2 draw.
The United’s best player is on the defensive side of the ball. They acquired Francisco Calvo from Saprissa, an elite team in Costa Rica. They also have a bright future with their MLS Expansion draft pick of Abu Danladi from UCLA.
The striker has a huge upside and he is drawing some comparisons to Jozy Altidore. If he turns out to be the player he is hyped to be, the United have a nice cornerstone to build around.
The Portland Timbers had a disappointing season last season. They finished with 44 points which put them in seventh place in the Western Conference.
Optimism is high for this team though as long as they figure out some of their problems at the back end of their defense. They had 53 goals against last season which was tied for seventh most in all of the MLS.
The Timbers are returning their best players from last year. Fanendo Adi and Diego Valeri combined for 30 goals last season. If the Timbers want to make it back to the MLS playoffs they need to lean on both of those guys to have huge seasons.
For Portland to win this game they can’t overlook Minnesota United. Just because they are an expansion team doesn’t mean they can’t win this opening match.
The Timbers also need to use what they learned in the preseason when the two teams matched up to their advantage.
Free Minnesota United FC vs. Portland Timbers MLS Prediction:
To make a prediction on this game is hard because no one has ever seen Minnesota United and their starting lineup on the pitch together. I think the Timbers will be fired up and use their home crowd to their advantage.
I like the Timbers to win this game.
4* Free MLS Betting Pick: OVER
I think the Timbers will win but the Payout isn’t great on the Money line for them. I would put my money on the over of three goals.
MLS Free Score Prediction: Portland 3-1
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