Minnesota United FC vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 7/24/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Portland Timbers
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-106) Portland (+280)
Allianz Field is the site where Diego Valeri and the Portland Timbers (6-1-6, 6th in Western Conference) will play Minnesota United (5-3-5, 7th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Tyler Miller for Minnesota United and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Loons are priced at -106 while the Timbers are at +280. The over/under opens at 3.
Minnesota stepped onto the pitch against Seattle in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 87.3% passes received percentage by converting 399 of the 457 targeted passes last game. The Loons attempted 21 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 13 of those dribbles for a percentage of 61.9%.
In relation to shooting accuracy, Minnesota walked away from the pitch at a 18.2% clip by landing 2 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Minnesota has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (13 total goals) and have 8 assists in all games for the season.
Adrien Hunou is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Minnesota United. Hunou has been in the starting lineup in 114 contests so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has accumulated 39 goals in 10,532 mins. He has accounted for 8 assists while tallying 11 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Robin Lod, the midfielder who represents Finland. He has helped on a goal 26 times thus far in his career while he has scored 39 total goals. Lod has totaled 14,661 mins in 166 career starts and has been handed 15 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Minnesota United FC will be Tyler Miller. Miller (57-30-25 record during his soccer career) has 31 clean sheets, which has earned him a 27.7% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 487 shots sent his way in 112 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.33 (148 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 72.3. Miller has been on the pitch for a total of 10,049 mins and is sitting with 348 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last outing, Portland went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Los Angeles. They wrapped up this outing by completing 421 of the 499 passes they tried for a rate of 84.4%. The Timbers finished with a 52.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Portland converted 3 shots on target out of their 7 shots attempted which had them at a 42.9% rate in their last outing. With a total of 17 goals and 12 assists for all their matches, Portland has an average of 1.31 goals and 0.92 assists per 90 minutes.
Diego Valeri should provide a lift for Portland Timbers. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 232 games during his career. The forward representing Argentina has been on the field for 20,476 minutes while scoring 86 goals. He has collected 31 yellow cards during his career and has assisted on a goal 66 times. Make sure to watch out for Jeremy Ebobisse, the forward born in the United States. Ebobisse has earned himself 4 yellow card warnings in 6,760 mins played (71 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.41. He has scored 31 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times.
Steve Clark will reside in front of the goal for Portland Timbers. So far in his pro soccer career, Clark has surrendered 348 goals and has accounted for 834 stops in 239 starts. He has allowed 1.46 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 84-68-86. He has earned a save percentage of 71.5 and his shutout rate is 23.0%. Clark has totaled 55 shutouts while defending 1,183 shots attempted against him in 21,488 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-106)
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