MLS Preview: Los Angeles FC vs. Minnesota United Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 4)
- Both Los Angeles FC and Minnesota United are in poor form right now.
- LAFC could secure a spot in the MLS Playoffs with a win on Wednesday.
- Minnesota United is desperate for points to challenge for a spot in the postseason.
Los Angeles FC vs. Minnesota United is one of the most interesting MLS duels scheduled for Wednesday, October 4. There are several reasons for that, starting with the fact that LAFC is hoping to bounce back to the winning track after going winless in the last three MLS rounds. Minnesota United is even hungrier for points, as this team is competing for a spot in the playoffs.
How to Watch
- When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 10:30 p.m ET
- Where: BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, California
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Los Angeles FC is the reigning MLS champ, but this team hasn’t been too impressive lately. Steve Cherundolo’s men won only two of their last 10 games in all competitions. In the 2023 MLS, they’re 12-9-10, and with 45 points, they’re sitting in the No. 4 position.
The problem is that they could drop down a few points before the end of the regular season. In fact, in the worst-case scenario, LAFC would even drop out of the playoff zone. However, to prevent that from happening, all they need to do is beat Minnesota United on Wednesday.
The game is played in Los Angeles, where LAFC have always been sensational. Further, the boys from Minnesota are completely out of shape these days. For these two reasons alone, Cherundolo’s men seem like huge favorites. However, Minnesota’s players have one thing going for them – they’re super motivated to win.
These guys are three points off the playoff zone, meaning that they still have a chance to book a spot in the postseason. But they’re in horrible form, with a 0-3-3 record in the MLS in September.
Los Angeles FC vs. Minnesota United Prediction
LAFC lost to Real Salt Lake over the weekend, which came as a huge surprise. Losing another game would be embarrassing for Cherundolo and his men. We don’t think that’s going to happen, but we’re not 100% sure they’re going to win. Instead, a draw on Wednesday seems like the most probable outcome.