Austin - Minnesota United: Small difference between teams in Major League Soccer clash

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sun 17.October
Match begins: 01:00 (UTC)

Austin are willing to forget the league table before this game against Minnesota United. Here's everything you should know before the game!

Insights:
  • Austin have the fewest scored goals (29) in Major League Soccer
  • Minnesota United have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Austin form and stats

When playing at home in the Major League Soccer, Austin, who have the fewest scored goals (29) in Major League Soccer, have managed 5 wins, 2 draws and suffered 7 defeats from 14 games. Austin has recorded two wins in a row here, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.

The Austin supporters enjoyed the previous match, watching their team host Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer and win 2-1. Cecilio Domínguez (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 8.44/10. Domínguez scored two goals and dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times.

Prior to that, an away loss at Colorado Rapids.

This is expected to be a close game, with Austin perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Austin as a small favourite), we find three games. Austin has won one of these, drawn one and lost one.

There will be little rest for Austin after this match as they are travelling to SJ Earthquakes for a Major League Soccer game in only four days.

A decent goal production from Austin in their home games so far, with 22 goals from 14 league matches. Austin have conceded 22 from these games.

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Minnesota United form and stats

There's been little loot from Minnesota United's travels as they have only collected 12 points from 14 away games in the Major League Soccer. Minnesota United only have 2 wins to counter their 6 defeats and 6 draws.

Home advantage was not enough for Minnesota in their previous game, as they lost their Major League Soccer-match, hosting Colorado Rapids, 1-3. Minnesota keeper Tyler Miller took pride in a magnificent day at work versus Colorado Rapids, but in spite of managing nine saves the defeat could not be avoided. Tyler Miller was the team player of the game with the player rating of 7.45. The agile goalkeeper Miller stopped the opponent with nine saves.

Preceding that game, the 0-0 draw paying a visit to Dallas.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found nine similar matches played by Minnesota United in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Minnesota, three draws and four defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Philadelphia Union in just four days.

The attacking power of Minnesota when travelling is not overwhelming with 13 goals scored from 14 league matches away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Minnesota United struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 25 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

Austin and Minnesota United have faced off already this season: Minnesota United - Austin 2-0. Austin-Minnesota United H2H statistics last two meetings regardless of arena: Austin one win, Minnesota United one win, zero draws. zero of these two matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

AustinC. Domínguez Ruiz
C. Domínguez Ruiz
7 goals
Minnesota UnitedR. Lod
R. Lod
7 goals
AustinD. Fagúndez Pepe
D. Fagúndez Pepe
6 goals

Austin missing players

Minnesota United missing players

Austin Minnesota United
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
28 14 3 Played P 5 14 28
7 5 2 Won W 1 2 10
4 2 0 Drew D 4 6 8
17 7 1 Lost L 0 6 10
29 22 5 Scored S 6 13 31
44 22 3 Conceded C 5 25 35
89% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 93% 93%
71% 71% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 79% 68%
46% 57% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 50% 43%
21% 36% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 43% 29%
14% 29% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 4%
43% 57% 67% BTTS BTTS 80% 57% 43%
18% 21% 33% Clean Sheets C S 20% 14% 36%
50% 36% 0% Failed to Score F T 20% 36% 29%
 
5.9 6.7 6.7 Corners for (avg) C F 4.4 4.2 5.4
6 5.2 7.7 Corners against (avg) C A 4.4 4.7 4.4
1.8 1.9 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.6 1.9 1.6
3 1 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
13.4 14.9 12.7 Shots (avg) S ( 13.8 11.9 14.6
3.9 4.7 4.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.2 3.6 4
27% 33% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 23% 26% 28%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • Austin have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Austin have the fewest scored goals (29) in Major League Soccer
  • Austin have the fewest scored goals in the second half (12) in Major League Soccer
  • Austin have the the worst goal difference (-15) in Major League Soccer
  • Minnesota United have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Minnesota United have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Seattle Sounders 28 17 6 5 48 23 15 8 4 3 26 12 13 9 2 2 22 11 25 57
2 Sporting KC 28 15 7 6 51 31 15 8 5 2 30 16 13 7 2 4 21 15 20 52
3 Colorado Rapids 28 14 9 5 41 28 14 7 6 1 23 11 14 7 3 4 18 17 13 51
4 Portland Timbers 28 14 4 10 45 44 14 9 2 3 28 19 14 5 2 7 17 25 1 46
5 Real Salt Lake 28 11 6 11 45 44 14 8 4 2 23 13 14 3 2 9 22 31 1 39
6 LA Galaxy 28 11 6 11 39 45 14 7 3 4 22 16 14 4 3 7 17 29 -6 39
7 Minnesota United 28 10 8 10 31 35 14 8 2 4 18 10 14 2 6 6 13 25 -4 38
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 28 9 10 9 35 38 14 8 2 4 20 14 14 1 8 5 15 24 -3 37
9 Los Angeles FC 28 9 7 12 40 41 14 6 5 3 27 21 14 3 2 9 13 20 -1 34
10 SJ Earthquakes 28 8 9 11 35 44 14 4 3 7 19 22 14 4 6 4 16 22 -9 33
11 Dallas 29 6 10 13 39 47 14 4 7 3 20 15 15 2 3 10 19 32 -8 28
12 Houston Dynamo 29 5 12 12 33 45 14 5 6 3 19 17 15 0 6 9 14 28 -12 27
13 Austin 28 7 4 17 29 44 14 5 2 7 22 22 14 2 2 10 7 22 -15 25

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Major League Soccer (often known simply as MLS) is the top level of football (soccer) in the United States and Canada. MLS has 24 teams divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team play 34 fixtures to decide a league table champion. The top fourteen teams then compete in playoff to crown a MLS Cup champion.