After a sensational start to the 2019 Major League Soccer season, Montreal have started to slip down the Eastern Conference ladder. The Impact, currently fourth in the table, have lost back-to-back league games in recent weeks and Montreal fans will be hoping that they can get back to winning ways this weekend.
With 31 points acquired, Montreal are sitting pretty in the Eastern Conference but it is hard to put too much faith in the Impact after recent results. Whatever happens here, Montreal are guaranteed to maintain their spot above Toronto FC though – the Impact are currently seven points clear of their compatriots ahead of their upcoming contest.
Meanwhile, Toronto are still one of Major League Soccer’s most inconsistent teams. Capable of beating Atlanta United one week but then losing to FC Cincinnati the next, Greg Vanney’s side are languishing in mid-table in the Eastern Conference. With a bit of luck, Toronto could start to string a run of results together though and it would be foolish to write them off.
With four wins apiece in the last eight meetings, it is impossible to split these two teams in the head-to-head statistics. Three of Montreal’s victories have come on home soil and that bodes well for the Impact this weekend. Punters should consider taking the 29/20 available with 888sport for a home victory.
Date: July 14, 2019
Montreal Starting To Show Signs Of Fatigue
The Impact have started to struggle in recent weeks and you won’t find many fans backing Montreal with 100% confidence here. The Canadian side have kept just one clean sheet in their last six home league games and a 3-2 defeat to Minnesota United in their most recent Major League Soccer match is not going to help confidence and momentum.
However, Montreal are due a big performance and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the hosts run riot if they make an early breakthrough. The 21/10 with Ladbrokes for the Impact to be leading at half-time is too good to turn down from a Montreal perspective and fans of the home side could be celebrating long into the night this weekend.
Toronto Need To Make Changes In The Offseason
It is plain and simple: Toronto must switch things up at the end of the campaign. With the Canadian giants struggling for the last couple of years, Vanney’s position as head coach is now well and truly under threat. A heavy defeat here could shake things up but he looks set to retain his role for the remainder of the 2019 Major League Soccer season.
Inconsistency continues to plague Toronto on a regular basis and the visitors have failed to inspire confidence week-in, week-out. Supporters don’t know whether Toronto are genuine contenders or if they should be fighting it out near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Backing the Canadian side is often difficult but 4/7 with Unibet to avoid defeat is a decent pick here.
The Impact are building momentum and a special season could be on the cards. A victory here in this potentially tricky clash would certainly silence their doubters and Montreal are the value bet without a shadow of a doubt. Taking the 21/10 for Montreal to lead at the half-time whistle is the way to go.
Looking at the correct score markets, the 8/1 for Montreal to win 2-0 this weekend looks like a decent option. The Impact are by no means perfect but they should prove too strong for Toronto.
TIP: Montreal to win the first half (21/10 with Ladbrokes)
CORRECT SCORE: Montreal Impact 2-0 Toronto FC (8/1 with William Hill)