Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy Predictions

Jon Wilde 18 Oct 2019
  • Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy predictions for their MLS play-off match on Sunday

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Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget shoots at goal (PA Images)

Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy Score Prediction

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Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy Match Info

Date: Sunday October 20 2019
Kick-off time: 00:30 BST Monday
Venue: Allianz Field
Referee: Ted Unkel

Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches

April 25 2019: Minnesota United 0-0 LA Galaxy
March 17 2019: LA Galaxy 3-2 Minnesota United

October 21 2018: Minnesota United 1-3 LA Galaxy

Total head-to-head MLS matches played: 6
Minnesota United wins: 0
LA Galaxy wins: 4
Draws: 2

Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy Red Bulls Stats

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of the six previous matches between these clubs
  • Minnesota United lost only one of their 17 home games during the MLS regular season
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored five goals in LA Galaxy’s last five away matches

Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy Match Preview

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s time in MLS may be coming to an end – but he will certainly not want it to finish with a play-off defeat against Minnesota United.

The charismatic Swede is being linked with a move back to Europe having recently turned 38 and would probably view it as a resounding failure if he returned to his home continent without having conquered America in two years there.

Last season, and 2017 for that matter before Zlatan’s arrival, LA Galaxy did not qualify for the play-offs. But now they have, and must get past Minnesota in order to secure a Western Conference semi-final against regular-season winners Los Angeles FC – and their star man Carlos Vela, with whom Ibrahimovic has had a spat over who is the more effective player.

Ibrahimovic has scored 30 goals this term, four behind Vela, so he has still ‘got it’. And he may just be the man to fire the Galaxy through here, even though Minnesota have a terrific home record this season.

Managed by former Everton and Stoke City forward Adrian Heath, Minnesota United have exceeded expectations in only their third year in MLS and lost just once in Saint Paul, which was to a late winner by Philadelphia Union.

It will need a Galaxy side whose results have been patchy to be on top form here, but they are capable of scoring lots of goals through Ibrahimovic and Cristian Pavon…and we think a certain Scandinavian will be determined to keep his MLS Cup ambitions alive.

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    Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy Predictions

    Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy Match Info Date: Sunday October 20 2019 Kick-off time: 00:30 BST Monday Venue: Allianz Field Referee: Ted Unkel Minnesota United vs LA Galaxy Head-To-Head Record Last 3 matches April 25 2019: Minnesota United 0-0 LA Galaxy March 17 2019: LA Galaxy 3-2 Minnesota United October 21 2018: Minnesota United 1-3…