CF Montreal’s playoff hopes will be on the line when they visit the New York Red Bulls this weekend as betting underdogs. Both Montreal and New York sit just outside the playoff picture as Halloween weekend approaches, with both clubs slagging just a single point behind DC United in the race for seventh place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings. While Toronto FC have already been eliminated from playoff contention, they are well-positioned to play spoiler when they visit Atlanta United on Saturday as lengthy underdogs.
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|MLS Betting Odds|
|Saturday October 30|
|New York Red Bulls||1.86||1.83||1.90|
|Saturday October 30|
New York Red Bulls vs CF Montreal
CF Montreal will be trying to remain undefeated during the month of October when they travel to the Big Apple on Saturday to take on the New York Red Bulls as lengthy 4.00 underdogs on the MLS odds. Montreal is coming off a 1-1 draw in Toronto last weekend and has now compiled a 1-3-0 win-draw-loss record in four contests so far this month.
While the club has managed to avoid defeat in each of their past four outings, they still have plenty of work to do in their bid to return to the MLS Cup playoffs for a second straight year. Montreal remains deadlocked with New York, one point back of DC United, but hold one game in hand on the Black and Red. But despite having a trip to the postseason in reach, CF Montreal continue to lag on the MLS Cup odds at Sports Interaction as a lengthy 30.00 bet.
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— Joe Tansey (@JTansey90) October 28, 2021
While Montreal aims to pad their win column, the Red Bulls look to rebound from Wednesday’s disappointing 1-0 loss to DC United when they hit the pitch for Saturday’s clash at Red Bull Arena as lofty 1.91 favourites. After enduring a midsummer swoon, New York is now enjoying consistent results. Prior to Wednesday’s defeat, the club racked up four straight wins. The club’s surge has been powered by a stingy defence that has surrendered just four total goals over their past nine contests.
However, the Red Bulls have struggled to shut down Club de Foot strikers in recent dates with Montreal, surrendering 11 total goals while falling to defeat in four of their past five meetings including a 2-1 loss at Stade Saputo two months ago.
The Picks: Draw (3.50); UNDER 2.5 (1.93)
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Atlanta United vs Toronto FC
While CF Montreal flirt with a playoff spot, Toronto FC must settle for the role as a spoiler as they play out the string on a lost season. Winless in four straight contests, the Reds travel to Dixie for Saturday evening’s date with the Five Stripes listed as a distant 5.50 underdog in MLS betting at Betway.
TFC hit the road after settling for a single point in two straight home outings, capped by Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Union. Unable to maintain the momentum gained from a solid 3-1-0 run that began in mid-September, the Reds have scored just three times during a subsequent 0-2-2 run, including a lopsided 3-0 loss in Miami in their only road game so far this month.
Javier Perez reiterates that Toronto FC’s #CanChamp match against Pacific FC is a priority and that will influence the roster selection for this weekend’s league match against Atlanta United
— Michael Singh (@MichaelSingh94) October 28, 2021
That shaky offensive performance leaves the Reds in a tough spot as they prepare to face the Five Stripes, who sit perched as short 1.53 chalk on the MLS Saturday odds. Currently clinging to sixth place in the East, Atlanta have been outstanding recent home dates, outscoring opponents by a wide 14-4 margin while going 5-1-0 in their past six matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While that surge has failed to boost Atlanta on the MLS Cup championship odds at Bet99, where they remain stalled with 20.00 odds, it bodes poorly for the Reds, who have mustered just one total goal in three meetings.
The Picks: Atlanta United win to nil (2.80) at Betway; UNDER 2.5 (2.30)