Sporting KC vs Montreal Impact: Hosts Too Hot to Handle?

Notice! Actual odds are subject to change and are correct as displayed only at the time of publishing: 8:12 AM 09.06.2017.

Sporting Kansas City have been in red hot form on home soil this season and Montreal will be up against it when they travel to Children’s Mercy Park on Saturday night. The hosts have won six home games on the spin, losing just once in 18 fixtures at the stadium.

Meanwhile, the Impact have struggled on the road and it is hard to be confident here. Montreal have won just one of their nine away fixtures so far this season and the visitors will need plenty of luck to stand any chance of victory against Sporting.

Match Odds

Sporting KC vs Montreal Impact: Hosts Too Hot to Handle?

Peter Vermes, Sporting KC manager

The Kansas City Wizards are clear favourites with the bookmakers and punters can back the hosts to win at 8/15 with Betway. As previously mentioned, Sporting KC have been immense at home this campaign and plenty of bettors will fancy Peter Vermes’ men to continue their excellent run.

However, the draw also has some appeal. Montreal have struggled on the road but they do tend to shut up shop and they can be difficult to beat. If the Impact stay strong defensively, a draw (31/10 with 10Bet) is certainly plausible.

Last but not least, you have Montreal themselves. The odds are stacked against the visitors but football is a funny old game and the Canadian outfit could produce a surprising effort to come away with the win. As of June 8th, 888Sport are offering 51/10 for a shock victory and some may be tempted to side with the visitors at that value price.

Individual Goal Scorers

Sporting KC vs Montreal Impact: Hosts Too Hot to Handle?

Gerso Fernandes

The Wizards have been sensational in recent months and Dom Dwyer’s goals have helped Vermes’ side climb to the top of Major League Soccer’s Western Conference. With that in mind, it might be worth looking at him to get his name on the scoresheet. You can back the Englishman at an industry best of 23/20 with Betway to have a positive impact.

Meanwhile, Dwyer’s strike partner Gerso Fernandes cannot be ignored. Like Dwyer, he also has five league goals to his name this campaign and the Guinea-Bissau star will look to build on his hat-trick in May’s 3-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders. At the time of writing, he can be backed at 7/2 with 888Sport to open the scoring.

For Montreal, it is a tricky one. With four goals in eight games, it might be worth looking at Anthony Jackson-Hamel to find the back of the net. To be honest, the Impact aren’t blessed with attacking talent but the 23 year old Canadian, priced at 7/2 with bet365 to score at any point during Sunday’s clash, might be the man to put Kansas City to the sword.

Ignacio Piatti remains Montreal’s top goal scorer this Major League Soccer campaign and the Argentina man already has six to his name. At 9/1 to open the scoring with William Hill, he is well worth backing considering his natural ability and prowess in front of goal.

Other Side Bets

This one could get very ugly, very quickly. Sporting KC are capable of blowing teams out of the water, especially on home soil and plenty of goals could be on the cards. The over 3.5 market is very appealing at 2/1 with Bet365 and plenty of punters will be keen to back this wager at such a high price.

Can we see the Impact earning a positive result? Probably not but Montreal aren’t without potential and they should put up a decent effort. For that reason, it might be worth backing the Wizards to win with both teams scoring at 23/10 with Betway. Sporting should run riot in attack but Montreal could sneak one or two if the hosts are complacent.