Montreal Impact vs D.C. United: Match Preview And Betting Odds

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Montreal are up to fifth in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference and plenty of punters will be backing the Impact to emerge victorious when D.C. United visit Saputo Stadium this weekend. The hosts have now gone three games without a win but a clash against bottom-of-the-conference D.C. United offers the ideal chance to bounce back to form.

The visitors, buoyed by Wayne Rooney’s arrival in July, have won two of their previous four league games – the two defeats coming against Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls. On paper, D.C. United have the tools required to push Montreal close and Ben Olsen’s side will be quietly confident of snatching a positive result when they travel north of the border.

Good news Canadian soccer fans, the omens point towards a positive result for Montreal this weekend. The Impact are unbeaten in six league games against D.C. United and it would take a brave man to back against the hosts with that in mind. Montreal fans will be fancying an impressive performance from their side as they look to sneak into the top four.

Match Odds

19/20 is the best price around for a Montreal victory and that represents solid value for Betway customers. The Impact had won five home games on the spin before falling short against Atlanta last time out – most fans will be expecting Remi Garde’s side to get back to winning ways in this particular encounter.

The draw is available at a very appealing 14/5 with 888sport and plenty of punters will be seriously considering a share of the spoils. Montreal have drawn just one league game this season and that may put some bettors off but D.C. United’s improvement may convince a few fans to contemplate a close affair.

10Bet users can back D.C. United at 16/5 to emerge victorious in this one and there will be some soccer punters expecting an away victory. Bookmakers are having mixed thoughts on whether Rooney can lead the Black and Red up the MLS ladder – he showed plenty of class in D.C. United’s victory last weekend. He can be their difference maker in the coming months.

Goal Scorer Tips And Other Bets

There will be a fair few fans expecting the ‘Rooney effect’ to give D.C. United another lift prior to this clash. For those interested in backing the away side, SportingBet are offering 10/11 for D.C. United to win OR draw. Major League Soccer has a tendency to throw up a few surprise results and we could see the Eastern Conference’s bottom club prevail in this one.

This is not an ideal matchup for over/under backers. Montreal have an excellent record in this fixture but D.C. United’s recent improvement may convince punters to opt for a low scoring affair. Under 2.5 goals is currently available at 13/10 with William Hill and punters should seriously consider this market – it could end up being a bit of a damp squib.

Score Prediction

A difficult contest to call, this has all the makings of a tight contest. Montreal have the class but D.C. United have the Rooney factor. The visitors will be quietly confident of snatching a shock win this weekend and it would be foolish to write them off. Having said that, Garde’s side are usually solid on home soil. Opting for a 1-1 draw, currently valued at 7/1 with Betway, might be the way to go in the correct score markets.

TIP: D.C. United to win OR draw (Priced at 10/11 with SportingBet)

CORRECT SCORE: Montreal Impact 1-1 D.C. United (Priced at 7/1 with Betway)