FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United – MLS, June 19, 2021
The bottom two clubs in the Western Conference go head-to-head this Saturday, June 19, as last-place FC Dallas welcomes Minnesota United to Toyota Stadium.
It goes without saying that both sides will be desperate to get some points on the board this weekend. With just one win to their name this season (three draws, three losses), the Texans sit on six points. The Loons carry seven points into Week 8, claiming two wins and a draw (four losses).
In this FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United betting preview, I assess the odds, take an in-depth look at the teams, and finish by sharing my prediction and pick for Saturday’s clash.
Let’s start by checking out the Dallas vs. Minnesota odds.
Betting Odds for Dallas vs. Minnesota
Minnesota has already secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Dallas this year. However, the betting sites believe that Dallas has the upper hand this time around.
With the home-field advantage on their side, Luchi Gonzalez’s men will fancy their chances of ending a barren four-game winless streak on Saturday. But the resurgent Loons will obviously have other ideas.
At first glance, the tasty prices for the draw and the away win offer the best value here.
Analyzing Dallas’ Early-Season Form
What is up with FC Dallas?
After taking just a single point from their opening two matches this year, it looked as though the Toros had turned a corner when they thrashed Portland 4-1 at the beginning of May.
But since then, they have registered two draws and two losses – including a 1-0 road defeat to Minnesota.
Scoring goals hasn’t been an issue. Jader Borian has bagged a couple already, with six other players opening their account for 2021.
The Texans have already shipped three goals on two occasions this season, losing to San Jose and Colorado. They also let in two goals against Real Salt Lake, although they managed to draw that game.
There is no hiding from the fact that Gonzalez’s men have only taken six points from a possible 21 this year. Thankfully for them, Minnesota isn’t doing much better.
The Loons Have the Momentum
In fairness to the Loons, they have recovered from a dreadful start to the 2021 campaign. Having lost each of their opening four games, they managed to string together a three-match unbeaten run before the break.
Unfortunately, the Loons will be without key midfielder Robin Lod this weekend. The 28-year-old has bagged two goals and two assists in MLS this season, but he currently represents Finland at Euro 2020.
The ex-Boca Juniors duo of Emanuel Reynoso and Ramon Abila will be expected to step up in Lod’s absence. The Argentines have each made six appearances this term, yet they have both managed to net just one goal.
My Dallas vs. Minnesota Betting Pick
Minnesota United to Win3.60
When it comes to betting on FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United, it is worth remembering that Heath’s men have picked up more points across their previous three games than the Texans have all year. When you consider that statistic, the price for the home isn’t worth bothering with.
Instead, I’m backing Minnesota to claim all three points on Saturday. While the Texans are stuck in a rut, the Loons have momentum behind them and should be able to cause the hosts plenty of problems.