Take your pick: this one is difficult to call. The Montreal Impact are usually solid at home but this is not the easiest fixture on paper. With eight wins in their previous 10 fixtures at Stade Saputo, the Impact will be confident of victory and Montreal fans almost expect three points in fixtures these days. The playoffs are within touching distance and a win here could be decisive.
And then we have New York City FC. The visitors have won just twice on the road since April 1st and the Canadian side will take confidence from that record. Domenec Torrent’s men are currently third in the Eastern Conference after a poor run of results and NYCFC will now be looking to rebuild momentum ahead of the postseason. Their city rivals New York Red Bulls lost 3-0 to Montreal last time out so the omens are not good…
NYCFC emerged victorious in a 3-0 triumph over Montreal in the last fixture back in July; much to the disappointment of Canadian supporters. However, a lot has changed since then and it would be foolish to make any concrete predictions based on that result. Watch this space, Montreal could be set to nick a huge result.
Betway are offering 11/10 for a Montreal triumph and punters should snap that up ahead of the weekend. The Impact are the form team in this fixture and it would be foolish to back New York on league position alone. Montreal’s home form is frighteningly good and that is more of a reason to side with the Impact than to risk going for NYCFC.
The draw is well priced at 5/2 but this one could be quite open and expansive; either side could emerge victorious. Montreal and New York City FC may meet again in the playoffs and neither team will want to give too much away. Goals look likely but it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see one of these teams edge it.
NYCFC are 7/4 and it is difficult to back the visitors at that price. Bookmakers have almost priced this one up on name alone and most Major League Soccer viewers will be looking at the hosts ahead of this contest. Stade Saputo is an imposing venue and there aren’t too many teams come and win in Montreal’s own back yard.
Goal Scorer Tips And Other Bets
Fancy over 2.5 goals? It is currently available at 1/2 with William Hill and punters should be tempted by that price. Both teams to score is around the same value but this could quite easily go one-way in favour of the Impact. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Montreal put at least two goals past NYCFC here if they are at their brilliant best.
The 11/2 with 888sport for a draw in the first half but Montreal winning at 90 minutes is also worth considering. The Impact tend to save their best moments for the second half of matches and the home crowd could make the difference in a tight encounter. Watch this space, this selection could turn out to be one of the best Major League Soccer bets of the weekend.
This one has all the makings of an entertaining fixture. It is time to sit back, relax and enjoy what should be a truly remarkable game of football. Canadian fans will be hoping that the Montreal Impact can just about edge things on home soil.
TIP: Draw half-time, Montreal Impact full-time (Priced at 11/2 with 888sport)
CORRECT SCORE: Montreal Impact 3-1 Toronto FC (Priced at 18/1 with William Hill)