It has been a hit-and-miss campaign for Montreal Impact supporters. Currently seventh in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, Montreal are just six points behind fifth place but also only six points ahead of 10th. The Impact will be looking to string a run of results together as they target a postseason berth after missing out in 2017.
To put their recent efforts into perspective, Montreal lost eight matches in a nine-game spell in April and May. The Impact were at their lowest point and many believed that the Canadian outfit would not recover. Since then, Montreal have won four of the last five MLS fixtures – keeping a clean sheet in all four victories. Momentum is everything in soccer and the momentum is certainly with Montreal at this moment in time.
A favourable home fixture against Colorado provides an ideal chance to continue building momentum. The Rapids have won just two of their previous 13 Major League Soccer games and another defeat beckons if Montreal find their best form. The Impact will be licking their lips ahead of this one – Colorado have won just one road game so far this season.
Montreal fans will be quietly confident of picking up three points in this fixture but it won’t be a one-sided affair. The Impact will be looking to keep things tight at the back as they try to record a fifth clean sheet in six MLS games. Looking past Montreal would be foolish given their resurgence and Colorado’s continued road woes.
Expecting a draw? Well, it might be worth looking elsewhere. Montreal are the only team without a draw this season – an incredible statistic. The Impact tend to go all out for the win in close affairs and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see another open and expansive affair.
The visitors will have some support in the betting prior to this fixture – mainly because the Impact are so inconsistent. Colorado have the quality to test Montreal at the back and there will be plenty of bettors expecting a road win here. The form guide would suggest not but a shock could be on the cards.
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As previously mentioned, Montreal’s defensive unit has been rock solid in recent weeks and another impressive performance looks likely here. Backing the Impact to keep a clean sheet in this fixture could prove dividends – Colorado may try to play for a goalless draw. Trying to predict how this match is going to go is rather tough and it should make for a fascinating affair this weekend.
With four goals in his last three Major League Soccer games, Montreal star Ignacio Piatti is well worth backing to extend his scoring run. Piatti has notched nine goals already this year and he looks well placed to finish as the Impact’s top scorer once again. Write the Argentina man off at your peril; Piatti looks destined to fire Montreal to a positive result here.
This one might turn out to be relatively straightforward for the Impact. While it may take some time to break Colorado down, Montreal could run away with it once they manage to get their noses in front. Piatti is a supreme talent and he can be the Impact’s main man once again this weekend. A fairly comprehensive 2-0 victory looks likely and plenty of punters will be piling in to back Montreal as they look to record another win to nil.
TIP: Montreal Impact to keep a clean sheet
CORRECT SCORE: Montreal Impact 2-0 Colorado Rapids