Minnesota United vs Los Angeles Galaxy 8/14/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

It’s a battle in the Western Conference playoff spots on Saturday, when Minnesota United will play host to the LA Galaxy. Minnesota United have been in really good shape lately and are coming into this match on an unbeaten streak. The LA Galaxy found some stability with three matches at home but this will be third first away match in quite a while. 

Minnesota United (7 wins, 5 losses, 5 draws) are coming into this match after a quite confident 2-0 home win over Houston. They scored a goal in each half and easily grabbed the three points. They are now unbeaten in their last 5 (3 wins, 2 draws) and have lost just 1 of their last 13 (7 wins, 1 loss, 5 draws). Minnesota United are now sitting at the 5th spot of the Western Conference with 26 points, scoring 21 and conceding 21 goals so far. 7 of their 17 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.5 goals per match. Minnesota United have been really good at home so far (6 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw), scoring 12 and conceding 6 goals. They lost their first 2 home matches but have been unbeaten in 7 ever since, keeping 5 clean sheets in the process. 3 of their 9 home matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of just 2 goals per match.

The LA Galaxy (10 wins, 6 losses, 2 draws) played a really balanced match at home against the Vancouver Whitecaps last week. They took the lead at the 32nd minute with Cabral, but their opponents pulled even at the 50th minute for the final 1-1 draw. The Galaxy are now unbeaten in their last 3 (2 wins, 1 draw) and have lost just 1 of their last 5 (2 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws). They are now sitting at the 3rd spot of the Western Conference with 32 points, scoring 29 goals and conceding 28 in the process. 13 of their 18 matches so far had Over 2.5 Goals (the most in the Conference), with an average of 3.2 goals per match (most in the Conference). However, the Galaxy have not been very good on the road so far (3 wins, 4 losses, 1 draw), scoring 11 and conceding 18 goals in the process. They have not kept a single clean sheet on the road so far, conceding 2+ goals in 6 of their 9 matches. All 8 of their away matches so far had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 3.6 goals per match. 

Minnesota United vs Los Angeles Galaxy. The two teams haven’t met since 2019, when the Galaxy won once in each venue, while another match at Minnesota was a goal-less draw. They have never lost an MLS match against Minnesota United (5 wins, 2 draws), and have won 3 of their 4 matches in this venue. Taking the Over 3 Goals in a match between two very offensive teams.

Minnesota United vs Los Angeles Galaxy 8/14/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 18:00PM EDT

Location: Allianz Field, Minnesota

Date: Saturday, August 14th 

MLS Odds: Minnesota United -0.75

MLS Totals: 3

Free MLS Pick: Over 3 Goals

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