We're down to the final four in the MLS is Back Tournament and the second semifinal tie sees Orlando City clash with Minnesota United.
Here's how we see it playing out.
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Orlando City is being turned into an impressive defensive unit by Óscar Pareja. They've conceded no more than one goal a game this season. They've scored goals beyond the 80-minute mark in four of their last six games which have earned them their first five-game unbeaten MLS run (W3, D2) since early 2018, another good trait to add to their arsenal. In contrast, Minnesota has scored two or more goals in five of their seven fixtures across the entire MLS campaign, saving the blushes of a defence which has kept just one clean sheet in that sequence. Orlando should get the better of this encounter but there will be goals.
🔑 Key betting facts
- Each of the previous three head to head meetings has produced a level half-time scoreline.
- Minnesota has been a threat either side of the HT break, spreading their nine goals at the tournament almost evenly across both halves.
- Minnesota has scored 2+ goals in five of their seven MLS fixtures across the entire campaign.
- All but one of Minnesota’s fixtures this MLS season have produced at least nine total corners.