FC Dallas met yet another loss last week, their second consecutive, against the Seattle Sounders on the road. But they are still leading the Western Conference, and they now have a chance to return to winning ways. They will play host to Minnesota United on Saturday, who grabbed a valuable point against the Galaxy mid-week.
Date/Time: 8-18-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: FC Dallas -1.5
Total: 3.25 Goals
FC Dallas (12-5-6) are coming off a tough loss on the road against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. They were really bad in the first half, where they failed to record a single shot on target. Their opponents took the lead at the 41st minute, but FC Dallas pulled even at the 52nd. Even so, the Sounders scored the winning goal at the 63rd minute for the final 1-2. FC Dallas have now lost two in a row. But they are still sitting at the top of the Western Conference with 42 points, three ahead of SKC and LAFC. They have been really hard to beat at home (7-1-4), where they only just met their first loss.
On the other hand, Minnesota United (9-13-2) fought really hard in their away match against the LA Galaxy mid-week. The Galaxy took an early lead at the 7th minute, while Minnesota United struggled in the first half. But they managed to pull even at the 64th minute, only to see the Galaxy score again at the 73rd minute. Minnesota United scored a late goal at the 84th minute and stole a point. They are now sitting at the 9th spot of the Western Conference with 29 points, six behind the playoffs. Moreover, they have the worst away record in the Conference (1-9-1), conceding 31 goals in 11 matches so far.
FC Dallas defeated Minnesota United by 1-0 on the road earlier in the season. The two teams exchanged home wins last season, with FC Dallas winning by 0-2 in this venue. But they suffered a really bad 1-4 loss on the road.
The leaders of the Western Conference have lost back-to-back matches, and will be eager to return to winning ways. They know that another loss could potentially drop them to the 3rd spot of the Conference, so they must snap back to reality.
MLS FC Dallas vs Minnesota United Prediction: FC Dallas -1.5 (-112)
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