Minnesota United v Portland Timbers: MLS Match-day 31

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MLS action on Saturday as Minnesota and Portland meet at Allianz Field – 10:00pm GMT.

Portland currently sit in eighth place as they travel to fifth placed Minnesota.

Minnesota United have so far accrued 31 points in this season of the MLS

Minnesota must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Also, Minnesota keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five games is astonishing this season. With 31 points, they currently sit fifth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Playing at home, Minnesota have won five meetings, drawn three matches, and lost three fixtures.

Minnesota United will see 34 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

This season’s MLS campaign, has so far seen Portland Timbers achieve 27 points

Portland’s next opponents will smell blood if they begin the next match with all guns blazing. Whilst it’s understandable that they may want to do this, after their recent 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps and previous loss to Seattle Sounders, The Timbers must get a positive result and keep defensively solid.

Also, Portland keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five meetings is astonishing this season. Now they have 0 matches won, 0 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighth place, with a total of 27 points.

Portland’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Minnesota. In the 11 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two games, drawn five matches, and lost four meetings.

A victory for Portland Timbers would put them on 30 points.

Minnesota United v Portland Timbers – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Minnesota and Portland have faced each other 10 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Minnesota’s favour (6 – 3). Additionally, six of the past nine matches between Minnesota and Portland have resulted in a Minnesota win. November 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Loons took all three points winning 3-1.

Performance Report

For Minnesota, Eric has netted in 21 League fixtures this season, while Aljaž is one of the top performing players after having scored in 21 League matches this MLS Season for Portland.