After a slow start to the 2019 season, defending MLS Cup champions Atlanta United have started to put an ominous run of form together. With nine wins in their last 12 matches in all competitions, Atlanta have been simply sublime in recent weeks and their home form is on another level compared to their Major League Soccer rivals.
Incredibly, Atlanta have lost just once at Mercedes-Benz Stadium since falling 1-0 to Chicago Fire in June 2018. With that in mind, plenty of punters will be backing Frank de Boer’s men at 4/7 to claim three points this weekend. In fact, that could turn out to be an exceptional price when you take their dominance on home turf into account.
Meanwhile, Montreal are flying high in the Eastern Conference – the Impact are second in the standings after 19 games played. Atlanta have three games in hand on the Canadian side but the visitors are four points clear of their opponents and a shock win for Montreal will cement their status as leading contenders for the 2019 MLS Cup.
Capable of beating anybody on their day, Montreal are one of the most dangerous teams in Major League Soccer. Write the Impact off at your peril – the Canadian outfit will set up with the intention of counter-attacking and we could see an end to end game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this weekend. You won’t want to miss this encounter…
Date: June 30, 2019
Atlanta Firing On All Cylinders In Recent Months
The home fans will expect three points this weekend and it would take a brave man to back against Atlanta after their exploits in recent months. Home form is crucial in any sport and it has helped Atlanta build the foundations for success. With just one defeat in 12 months, the Atlanta supporters now anticipate victory in every fixture.
The 8/11 available with 888sport for over 1.5 Atlanta goals is an incredible price. On paper, the two teams are evenly matched but plenty of punters will fancy Atlanta to claim three points here. Backing a one-sided victory would be foolish but the hosts could prove too strong if everything goes to plan.
Montreal Exceeding Expectations In 2019
It may sound harsh but most Major League Soccer fans expected Montreal to struggle this year. The Impact have always been regarded as a mid-table side but they continue to shine in 2019 and another positive result may raise a few eyebrows. A win here and people may start to take the Impact seriously in the MLS Cup race.
Betway customers can back Montreal at 8/5 to avoid defeat this weekend and that is a very tempting price for Impact supporters. Ignoring Atlanta’s prowess at home, Montreal have the better form of the two teams and the Canadian side are more than capable of springing a shock. It should be a thrilling fixture between two of Major League Soccer’s form teams.
It is hard to ignore Atlanta’s home record and that may be enough to tempt punters to side with the defending MLS Cup winners. Expect an entertaining contest with plenty of goals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this weekend and neutrals should sit back, relax and enjoy. This has all the makings of a modern classic…
4/7 is a little short for an Atlanta win considering Monreal’s threat on the break and it may be wise to take the 8/11 for over 1.5 home goals in this fixture. It wouldn’t be a huge shock to see goals at both ends here and punters can squeeze added value by snapping up the 19/20 on offer with Betfred.
TIP: Over 1.5 Atlanta United goals (8/11 with 888sport)
CORRECT SCORE: Atlanta United 3-2 Montreal Impact (30/1 with Betway)