Minnesota United FC (9-9-8) vs. New England Revolution (13-8-5)
Minnesota United FC vs. New England Revolution 9/9/23 – Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping MLS clash this Saturday, September 9, 2023, as New England Revolution (13-8-5) hit the road to confront Minnesota United FC (9-9-8) at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN. With live coverage on ATV, all eyes are set to be on goalkeepers Dayne St. Clair of Minnesota and Earl Edwards Jr. of New England, as they attempt to keep their nets clean in this pivotal encounter.
Minnesota United has had an inconsistent season. With 32 goals conceded and an average of 1.23 goals let in per 90 minutes, the defense has been leaky at times. However, with 8 clean sheets and a shutout rate of 30.8%, the team has shown moments of brilliance as well. Offensively, Minnesota ranks 5th in expected goals with 40.6 and has netted 33 in total. Nevertheless, their assist count of 15 places them 27th in the league, indicating a lack of creative plays.
New England Revolution has fared better this season, sitting at a comfortable 1.81 points per match and a positive goal difference of +14. They have scored 45 goals against an xG of 34.8, outperforming expectations. On the defensive end, they’ve conceded 31 goals, akin to Minnesota’s stats but have achieved this with a shutout rate of 30.8%. Check out our free expert MLS picks for more insights.
Minnesota United FC vs. New England Revolution Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET|
Minnesota GK Dayne St. Clair vs. New England GK Earl Edwards Jr.
Goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair will be pivotal for Minnesota in this match. He has a career mark of 31-18-27 and has recorded 22 clean sheets, with a 28.9% shutout rate. St. Clair has been attempted against 334 times in his 76 career starts, conceding 97 goals at a rate of 1.28 goals per 90 minutes. His save percentage of .713 signifies that he’s more than capable of making match-altering saves, especially under home conditions.
For New England, the duties between the sticks fall on Earl Edwards Jr., who boasts a career record of 17-17-25 and a shutout rate of 27.1%. In his career, Edwards Jr. has been subjected to 267 shots, surrendering 93 goals. With a goals-against average of 1.60 and a save percentage of .682, he is statistically less effective than St. Clair but has been in good form this season
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota United FC +100, Total Points: 3
Considering the team performances and current odds, Minnesota at a Moneyline of +100 looks tempting, especially given their home advantage. For those inclined towards more risk, the spread of -1 at +330 for Minnesota might be a great opportunity. On the flip side, New England’s Moneyline of +250 is hard to ignore for a safer bet.
Minnesota United Betting Trends
Minnesota has been strong recently, with a 2-0 record in their last 5 games and 4-1 against the spread. The totals have gone Over in 4 of their last 12 home games, pointing towards a tendency for high-scoring affairs when they’re playing on their own turf.
New England Revolution Betting Trends
New England also comes in hot with a 2-0 record in their last 5 games and 3-2 against the spread. On the road, they are 7-5 against the spread. The totals have gone Over in 10 of their last 14 road games, indicating that we may see goals on both ends.
Minnesota United FC vs. New England Revolution 9/9/23 Betting Picks
Based on the analysis and current form, my pick leans towards Minnesota. We predict a 2-1 victory for Minnesota United FC. They look good to capitalize on their home advantage, and their goalkeeper seems to be in better form. The stage is set for what promises to be a thrilling encounter between Minnesota United FC and New England Revolution. Both teams have shown enough promise to make this a closely contested affair, but the home advantage and recent form tilt the odds in favor of Minnesota. Whether you’re a neutral fan or an eager bettor, this match offers something for everyone. For more insights, check out our best free sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Minnesota United FC will win 2-1