Minnesota United 6/5 to beat Portland Timbers in Thursday’s US Open Cup semi-final
Competition: US Open Cup
Market: Minnesota United win
Odds: 6/5 @ Bet 365
Two sides who are looking to secure a spot in the final of this year’s US Open Cup, Minnesota United will host Portland Timbers in the early hours of Thursday.
Starting with the hosts, while they may have endured a minor blip with their consistency of late, Minnesota United have continued on an impressive rise up the Western Conference. In their 23 MLS matches this season, they have recorded 11 wins, five draws and seven defeats, scoring 39 and conceding 30 in return. Along with securing their spot in the semi-finals of this year’s US Open Cup with a 6-1 win over New Mexico, Minnesota also sit second in the Western Conference. As for their recent run of results, the hosts are unbeaten in their last 10 domestic matches, winning eight of those contests.
As for the visitors, although Portland may have seen their unbeaten run come to an end in Minnesota United earlier in the week, Portland still have their sights set on securing a play-off spot this season. In their 22 MLS matches this season, they have recorded nine wins, four draws and nine defeats, scoring 35 and conceding 33 in return. Although the Greens might sit two points adrift of climbing into the top-seven in the Western Conference, they do hold the third-worst defensive record in the division. Although they have lost just one of their last 10 matches, it is worth noting that they have lost their last three matches away at Minnesota, including their 1-0 loss on the road earlier in the week.
Bet: Minnesota United 6/5 to beat Portland Timbers in Thursday’s US Open Cup semi-final @ Bet 365