Minnesota United have surely been the surprise package of the 2019 season. They have scored in all their matches and are coming off another win. They will now face the other New York franchise, NYCFC, on Saturday. New York City FC have been a mess so far in the season and are still win-less.
Date/Time: 4-13-2019, 17:00 EST
Spread: Minnesota United -0.5
Total: 3 Goals
Minnesota United (3-2-0) are coming off a pretty balanced match on the road against the Red Bulls. Danladi took the lead t the 34th minute and Ibarra doubled that at the 50th minute. The Red Bulls tried to make a comeback with a goal at the 70th minute but could not take anything. Minnesota United might have scored in all their matches but they have kept just one clean sheet. However, they have scored at least twice in four of their five matches so far. They are sitting at the 6th spot of the league table with 9 points. They are one ahead of Sporting KC and one behind FC Dallas and Houston.
On the other hand, New York City FC (0-1-4) have yet to win a match this season. They have not been too bad, as they have lost just one, the other four were draws. In their last match they split the points in a goal-less draw at home against Montreal Impact. Prior to that they met a bad 0-4 loss on the road against Toronto. That was the third time they conceded two goals or more. New York City FC are stuck at the penultimate spot of the Eastern Conference with 4 points. They have just as many as the Red Bulls and New England above them.
Minnesota United beat NYCFC by 1-2 at home last season, but NYCFC had won by 1-3 at home the season before that. The two teams have been in pretty opposite shapes this season. Minnesota United are rolling, while New York City FC are struggling to even get results.
I really like Minnesota United this season, even in their losses they are really good up front. NYCFC are far from convincing so far in the season. Especially on the road, so I will take the home team to cover the spread here.
MLS Minnesota United vs New York City FC Spread and Prediction: Minnesota United -0.5 (-114)
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