MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Dallas vs Montreal
Friday, May 22nd, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Dallas and Montreal certainly do not have a long history against each other, as the two have only met once a year for the last three seasons. Dallas holds the edge in the series, with two wins and a draw, and are certainly playing well at the moment.
The goalkeeping has also been a standout position for Dallas, withDan Kennedy and Chris Seitz combining for three clean sheets for the Toros. The third clean sheet came last weekend against the high-flying Red Bulls, as Dan Kennedy did a great job keeping New York out of the net. His three saves were enough to help the team take a point last weekend. While the defense and goalkeeping are noteworthy, the offense has done their part, sharing the league lead with 17 goals scored.
Fabian Castillo has scored four of those goals, while leading the team with five helpers, and Blas Perez is up to his old tricks, leading the team with five goals. Perez has led the team in scoring the past two seasons.
Mauro Diaz andTesho Akindelecomplete the front four in Dallas' 4-2-3-1 offense, and Akindele has had enough influence to likely get a choice of either Canadian or U.S national team duties. He was part of the U-17 Canadian team, and is likely to choose Canada, which is his mother’s native country.
Speaking of Canada, the Impact found their first win of the season last time out, as they poured in four goals against Real Salt Lake at home last weekend. The win pulled Montreal even with a 1 - 1 - 1 record at Stade Saputo.
Montreal has been dealing with injuries all season and are still without eight players who appear in the MLS injury report, but it has not stopped the front four of Romero, Patti, Duka and Oduro from producing all season. Imagine if Cameron Porter was around? Shame to see him lost for the year, but the Impact is not to be taken lightly.
Granted, they got off to a rough start to the MLS season, and we did indeed call them out last weekend while we waited for their first win to come, but in seeing their dismantling of Real Salt Lake this past weekend, we can now start to believe that they will get back in the Eastern Conference race. Keep in mind, they have only played six games, to everyone else's 11 or 12, so they will have their opportunities to catch up later.
Last 3 MLS Meetings:
The two have met three times in MLS action, with Dallas holding the edge having 2 Wins and a Draw.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Dallas +0.5 -140
Montreal -0.5 +120
Total O/U 2.5:
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Quick Analysis & Prediction
Dallas kicks off their longest road trip in team history, and will not be home again untilJune 26.
With both offenses playing as well as they are, it is likely going to lead us to an obvious prediction.
Montreal knows who Dallas is and between both clubs, the speed on the field should make this a high-paced affair. Dallas' Fabian Castillo and the Impact's Dominic Oduro are arguably the two fastest players in all of MLS, and with Montreal needing to get back in the chase, they are not likely to sit back and watch the Dallas offense do all the work.
As mentioned, you know where the action is going here.
A simple -105 is a lovely price to offer on the hopes to see three goals in this game, so the suggestion comes in as such.
The Over 2.5 is the play, and we could just as easily suggest the first half Over 1, also at a reasonable -105.
We love our totals here at BetDSI as you may be aware, so we hope you can afford to put in both plays on the first half and full time totals to go Over.