MLS – Season Continues – Real Salt Lake v Minnesota United on Match-day 40

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Next Thursday at 4:30am GMT, on matchday 40 of the MLS, we will see RSL play Minnesota at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Thursday’s clash between RSL and Minnesota, sees sixth take on third in the League.

Real Salt Lake’s MLS season, has so far seen them gain 39 points, going into this game

RSL will no doubt see this game as an opportunity to bring some consistency of form into their season, following a draw away to FC Dallas, as well at Vancouver Whitecaps.

Also, a draw statistic of two in two fixtures is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Pablo Mastroeni’s men wishes for ultimately. With 39 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in sixth position in the League.

RSL have won seven matches, drawn four games, and lost two meetings of their 13 League matches at home this season.

Real Salt Lake will have 42 points if they manage to secure a victory.

With the MLS season well into its stride, Minnesota United have managed to gain 44 points

Minnesota will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Houston Dynamo and Austin.

Also, Minnesota keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 11 fixtures is astonishing this season. With 44 points, they currently sit third in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Minnesota’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to RSL. In the 13 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won six meetings, drawn one game, and lost six matches.

A win in this fixture would take Minnesota United’s points to 47 in the League.

Real Salt Lake v Minnesota United – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Minnesota with a greater number of wins. In the last 12 meetings, they have enjoyed five wins, to RSL’s two victories. Further, Minnesota have left RSL with a win on four out of eight fixtures. July 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Real Salt Lake took all three points winning 3-2.

Players to watch

For RSL, Gavin has netted in 27 League matches this season, while Eric, one of their best scorers, has netted in 27 League games so far for Minnesota.