Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Match Preview

Philadelphia Union host Minnesota United at the Subaru Park in Pennsylvania on Saturday in the MLS, as both teams aim to continue their winning run.

After opening their 2024 campaign with three consecutive draws, Philadelphia registered their first win with a 3-1 defeat of Portland Timbers last weekend. Julian Carranza opened the scoring for the visitors in the 28th minute, before Quinn Sullivan doubled their advantage. Carranza then added a third for the Zolos, who conceded to Portland’s Jonathan Rodriguez late on.

With six points in four games, Philadelphia climbed to ninth position of the Eastern Conference table and will be aiming to soar higher with another win, although it’s easier said than done against the high-flying Minnesota United. With three wins and a draw, the Loons are currently at the top of the pile in the Western Conference with 10 points.

Eric Ramsay’s side began their campaign with a 2-1 win over Austin, but Columbus Crew held them to a 1-1 draw on matchday two. Minnesota bounced back to Orlando City in their next, and followed it up with a 2-0 defeat of Los Angeles FC in their last top-flight match, two weeks ago. It’s definitely a huge turnaround in form for a team that lost five of their last seven league matches of the 2023 season.

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Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Team News and Predicted XI

Philadelphia Union

Leon Flach is the only injury concern for the Zolos right now, as the central midfielder is currently nursing a muscle tear. His date of return isn’t known yet. Besides, head coach Jim Curtin might play the same XI that beat Portland Timbers in their last MLS clash.

Predicted XI: Oliver Semmle; Olivier Mbaizo, Jakob Glesnes, Jack Elliott, Kai Wagner; Quinn Sullivan, Alejandro Bedoya, Jeremy Rafanello; Markus Anderson; Julian Carranza, Mikael Uhre

Minnesota United

The Loons have a clean bill of health. Players that were active during the international break, such as Finnish star Teemu Pukki, have all returned without any issues, and could feature on Saturday.

Predicted XI: Dayne St. Clair; David Taylor, Michael Boxall, Miguel Tapias, Devin Padelford; Robin Lod, Wil Trapp, Hassani Dotson; Sang Bin Jeong, Teemu Pukki, Caden Clark

Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Head-To-Head

There have been six clashes between the sides before, and the spoils are equally shared at the moment, with two wins for each side and two draws.

Last 5 clashes, head-to-head

Philadelphia Union 5-1 Minnesota United (MLS, October 2018)

Minnesota United 2-3 Philadelphia Union (MLS, June 2019)

Minnesota United 3-2 Philadelphia Union (MLS, October 2021)

Philadelphia Union 1-1 Minnesota United (MLS, February 2022)

Minnesota United 3-3 (10-9 on penalties) Philadelphia Union (US Open Cup, May 2023)

As you can see, Philadelphia Union have managed to beat Minnesota twice from open play. Although the Loons also command two wins in the fixture, one of them came on penalties, after the sides played out a pulsating 3-3 draw. Minnesota, though, have never beaten Philadelphia at their stadium, although they have a chance to do that this weekend given their solid form right now.

Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Prediction

Philadelphia Union and Minnesota United are both unbeaten in the season right now and will be keen to avoid a defeat here too. However, the Union have won just once, whereas the Loons are looking confident with three wins from four. This is a great chance for them to pick up their first win away to Philadelphia, and we’re betting on them to do exactly that.

Prediction: Philadelphia Union 1-2 Minnesota United

Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Betting Tips and Odds

Betting Tips

  • Minnesota United to beat Philadelphia Union
  • Both teams to score: yes
  • Goals over 2.5: yes

Odds

  • Philadelphia Union: 1.84
  • Draw: 4.12
  • Minnesota United: 4.20

Philadelphia Union vs Minnesota United Timings and Telecast

  • Date: Saturday, 30 March at 06:00 PM (GMT)
  • India: Apple TV
  • US: Fox
  • Canada: TSN

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