Minnesota United FC vs Portland Timbers Soccer Betting Tips 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Ethan Finlay and Minnesota United (14-6-10, 3rd in the Western Conference) go to Providence Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Portland Timbers (13-4-12, 7th in the Western Conference). The goalies expected to start are Vito Mannone for Minnesota United and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The odds on this contest have Minnesota United priced at +300 and the Timbers are at -143. The over/under opens at 3.
Minnesota United FC steps onto the field holding a mark of 14 victories, 6 draws, and 10 losses ranking them 3rd in the Western Conference. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 47 goals which is 6th in the West and 10th in MLS. Their goal differential is +9, ranking them 5th in MLS. Minnesota United FC will be looking to get teammates involved in the game as they currently have a total of 31 assists, which is 13th in MLS and 7th in the West. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 129 which is 10th in the West and 16th in MLS. As a unit, Minnesota has earned a total of 362 fouls which has them averaging 12.07 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 48 points for the year and they have an average attendance of 19,732.
Ethan Finlay is one of the best players for the Loons. The midfielder from the United States has appeared in 29 games in 2019 and has totaled 1,784 mins. During that period of time, the 28-year-old has scored 7 goals and has assisted on 2 goals. He is averaging 62 minutes per game. Finlay has started 21 games in 2019 and has a total of 18 fouls over the course of that period. In respect of shots on target, Finlay has produced 11 which has him sitting in 109th in MLS and 23rd in the West among midfielders. Darwin Quintero is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Minnesota. The 31-year-old from Colombia has netted 10 goals for the season which has him ranking 3rd in the West among midfielders and 23rd among all players in pro soccer. He has totaled 1,879 minutes and averages 72 minutes per appearance. During the season thus far, he has connected on 23 shots on target which has him ranking 5th in the West among midfielders.
The man looking after the net for the Loons is Vito Mannone from Italy. He is 30 years old and has played a total of 2,700 minutes defending the net for the 2019 campaign. Mannone is giving up an average of 1.37 goals per 90 mins which has him placed 6th among West goalies and 16th among goalies in MLS. Over the course of the 2019 campaign, he's given up 41 goals. He holds a save percentage of .723 which has him placed 7th among West goalies.
The Portland Timbers will be on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 13 victories, 4 draws, and 12 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they currently sit 7th in the Western Conference and 12th in MLS with +3. They currently have a total of 43 goals for the year which has them ranked at 8th in the Western Conference. Portland has a save % as a team of .722 which has them ranked 5th in MLS, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They have an average attendance of 25,218 putting them at 2nd in the Western Conference.
One of the scorers to remember for the Timbers is Diego Valeri. The 32 year-old has fired 8 balls into the back of the net. He is 3rd among midfielders in the West in assists with 8 and has earned 30 shots on target this year. He has totaled 2,393 mins and is averaging 85 mins per game. Another name to know on this squad is Jeremy Ebobisse. The forward from the United States has tallied 9 goals so far in 2019 which has him ranked 10th in the Western Conference among forwards. He also has a total of 20 fouls.
In goal for the Timbers is Steve Clark
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland (-143)
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