FC Dallas will come up against Minnesota United in Sunday’s big MLS meeting.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the FC Dallas v Minnesota United game - along with the latest match odds.
FC Dallas will be hoping for a better result following a 3-0 MLS defeat last time out to Colorado Rapids.
In that match, FC Dallas had 66% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Dallas was Tessmann (41' Own goal). For their opponents, Colorado Rapids got 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. Rosenberry (13') and Barrios (71') scored for Colorado Rapids.
It has not been often in recent games that FC Dallas have shown defensive steel. In fact, Toros have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 11 goals on the way. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend shall be sustained in this upcoming game.
In their last fixture, Minnesota United drew 1-1 in the MLS tie with Real Salt Lake.
In that match, Minnesota United had 53% possession and 12 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Minnesota United was Hansen (78'). Real Salt Lake got 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Kreilach (13') was the scorer for Real Salt Lake.
Adrian Heath's Minnesota United have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 6 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those matches equals 7.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 14/07/2019 tells us that FC Dallas have won 2 of these and Minnesota United 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in total at an average of 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was MLS match day 7 on 16/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Minnesota United 1-0 FC Dallas.
In that match, Minnesota United had 45% possession and 27 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player to score was Lod (94').
On the other side, FC Dallas got 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Ted Unkel.
Team News: FC Dallas
Thomas Roberts (Leg Injury), Kyle Zobeck (Hamstring Injury) and Jesús Ferreira (Shoulder Injury) won’t be playing for FC Dallas boss Luchi Gonzalez.
Team News: Minnesota United
Due to a mostly available squad, there is just a single fitness issue for the Minnesota United gaffer Adrian Heath to be concerned with. Ike Opara (Concussion) won’t be playing here.
Our assessment is that FC Dallas will probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
However, Minnesota United could well find it tough to get a goal of their own but we do fancy them managing to get on the scoresheet.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning margin for FC Dallas after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Toyota Stadium (20,500)
Captain: Matt Hedges
Chairman: Clark Hunt
Manager: Luchi Gonzalez
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)