Minnesota Vs New York City Betting Tip: Home or Draw – 29 May 2022

Loons capable stop high-flying Pigeons in their tracks?

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United States Minnesota United Vs New York City United States

Sunday, 29 May 2022 – 01:00 (BST)
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Minnesota United or Draw
Odds: 8/11
Bookmaker: Betway
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 27 May 2022)

Preview: Adrian Heath will demand a brave performance from his Minnesota United side following their midweek embarrassment in the cup. The Loons are up against it, though, welcoming the hottest outfit in MLS at this moment in time to Allianz Field, with New York City FC in with a realistic shot of ending the weekend atop the East.

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Minnesota United – Midweek cup defeat a wake up call?

Embarrassing. That was how coach Adrian Heath succinctly described the 2-1 US Open Cup loss to USL League One side Union Omaha on Wednesday. The Englishman would not hold back in his post-match presser, essentially calling out his players for their lack of application and professionalism. His thinking at the time, probably, was that his team would react in such in a way that they will come out fighting this weekend.

That midweek humbling was all the more frustrating as it came hot off the heels of their best result in quite some time. Last week’s narrow-margin success away to FC Dallas – who were previously unbeaten at Toyota Stadium – saw them secure maximum points for the first time since the beginning of May (D1 L3 previously). It means they are unbeaten in two after rescuing a 1-1 draw last time out here vs LA Galaxy.

Key Stat: Minnesota United have scored in 6 of 7 MLS home games in 2022 (W3 D2 L2), but netted just the once in four of those contests.


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New York City – Top spot in the East beckons?

The express train that is NYCFC keeps on rolling. Six wins in their last seven MLS matches, with a goalless stalemate against Sporting Kansas City the only blot on their copybook since early April. A clean sheet in each of their past five league outings. It’s imperious stuff, it really is, even when it does come with a sizeable disclaimer. That being eight of twelve league games thus far being played at Yankee Stadium.

Three of the next four are away from home, and that could spark the second mini slump of 2022 for this team. The first occurred towards the very start of the campaign, and it was no coincidence three of those first five encounters, in which they won only once (D1 L3), were on the road. In fact, The Pigeons are a less than inspiring W1 D1 L2 on their travels, and are yet to register a maiden victory in Minnesota (D1 L1).

Key Stat: New York City FC wouldn’t score a first-half goal away from home until their fourth said fixture of the season, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over DC United before the interval in their latest assignment on the road.

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Minnesota United Vs New York City FC Betting Advice

On recent form there would only be one winner, and this is accurately reflected in their respective odds. Yet there is definitely an argument that suggests NYCFC’s red-hot streak, winning six and losing none of their last seven league matches, is hugely flattering based on the fact all but one of those contests were with home field advantage. Away from home this season the Pigeons are a modest W1 D1 L2.


Minnesota United Vs New York City – Key Facts:

  • Just a fourth ever MLS meeting between the franchises sees Minnesota United looking to preserve their unbeaten home record vs New York City, who followed up a 2-1 defeat here in September 2018 by twice coming from behind to draw 3-3 in April 2019.
  • All three encounters between the clubs has produced three or more goals and both teams scoring. However, NYCFC haven’t conceded in five successive MLS matches.
  • Keeping out a Minnesota United that has scored in all but one of six MLS home games in 2022 might prove troublesome for the visitors, especially as NYCFC haven’t travelled well so far this season (W1 D1 L2).


That record implies they head to Minnesota, where they are still seeking their first ever victory in MLS, having twice came from behind to claim a 3-3 draw in last season’s corresponding fixture, as vulnerable favourites. Particularly with Minnesota United leaning so heavily on their home performances this term. The Loons are W3 D2 L2 at Allianz Field. NYCFC were also taken the distance in their midweek cup tie.

Best Betting Odds – Minnesota United Vs New York City

Minnesota United – 23/10 (Bet365)
Draw – 13/5 (PaddyPower)
New York City – 23/20 (WilliamHill)