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New Eng. Revolution face off with Minnesota United in Sunday’s forthcoming MLS clash.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for New Eng. Revolution v Minnesota United can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
New Eng. Revolution
New Eng. Revolution head into this game after a 1-1 MLS draw vs Orlando City.
In that game, New Eng. Revolution had 53% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for New Eng. Revolution was Carles Gil (22'). Orlando City had 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. Robin Jansson (35') was the scorer for Orlando City.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that New Eng. Revolution haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that New Eng. Revolution have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals along the way. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, though.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against New York City FC in MLS competition, Minnesota United will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Minnesota United had 45% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, New York City FC had 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Alexander Callens (29') scored for New York City FC.
Minnesota United have been good when going forward of late, having scored 7 goals in their last 6 matches. While their manager Adrian Heath will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Minnesota United have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same matches.
Head to head
The previous league encounter featuring the two was MLS match day 5 on 30/03/2019 which finished with the scoreline of New Eng. Revolution 2-1 Minnesota United.
On that day, New Eng. Revolution managed 48% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Jalil Anibaba (10') and Brandon Bye (62').
On the other side, Minnesota United got 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Darwin Quintero (26') scored.
The match was refereed by Allen Chapman.
Team News: New Eng. Revolution
The New Eng. Revolution manager Bruce Arena has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this game with a completely healthy group available for selection.
It’s our opinion that Revs will possibly use a 4-2-3-1 formation in the match, handing starts to Matt Turner, Brandon Bye, Andrew Farrell, Jon Bell, DeJuan Jones, Thomas McNamara, A. Ingvi Traustason, Sebastian Lletget, Carles Gil, Maciel and Gustavo Bou.
Team News: Minnesota United
Minnesota United boss Adrian Heath has not got a full squad to pick from. Hassani Dotson (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Tyler Miller (Stomach complaints), Patrick Weah (Knee Injury), Justin McMaster (Shoulder Injury) and Romain Métanire (Hamstring Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We reckon that Loons seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation, starting Dayne St. Clair, DJ Taylor, Brent Kallman, Bakaye Dibassy, Kemar Lawrence, Jacori Hayes, Wil Trapp, Niko Hansen, Emanuel Reynoso, Franco Fragapane and Robin Lod.
Our thinking is that New Eng. Revolution are likely to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the other end, Minnesota United may well find it hard to score but we can see them hitting back at some stage.
Our selection here is for a controlled 3-1 winning score for New Eng. Revolution at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
New Eng. Revolution
Stadium: Gillette Stadium (65,878)
Captain: Carles Gil
Chairman: Brian Bilello
Manager: Bruce Arena
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)