MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Montreal vs Columbus
Friday, July 10th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Montreal and Columbus will face off for the final time in the 2015 regular season, and the Impact hopes they can recreate a performance that saw them earn a 2 - 1 victory at MAPFRE Stadium a month ago. Both teams have gone in much different directions since their affair onJune 6, as the Impact has one win in their last five outings, while the Crew has two wins and two draws in their last four league games.
Columbus enters the weekend still without a win away from home, having four draws and four losses to show for eight games away from MAPFRE Stadium. Amazingly enough, only the Vancouver Whitecaps have a better goal differential in their travels, as all other 19 MLS teams have allowed more goals than they have scored on the road this season thus far.
That obviously includes the Crew, who have been outscored 14 - 6 in the eight away games, while in the midst of playing four of five games away from home. The Crew will face Chicago at Toyota Parkon Wednesday, and return home next weekend to again face the Fire at MAPFRE Stadium.
Despite the poor road record, the Crew has a 6 - 2 - 2 record at home, although one of those losses came, as we mentioned, against this Impact club in early June.
The first meeting saw a quiet first half of action, with all three goals that were scored coming in the second half. Montreal breezed out to a 2 - 0 lead with goals in the 55th and 79th minute, while the Crew only managed a 91st minute goal from Higuain.
Montreal had a four-game home win streak snapped last time they played at Stade Saputo, although the loss to NYCFC was certainly not due to lack of effort. On paper, the Impact dominated every facet of the game, taking a 25-5 advantage in shots, 10 of which were on-target, while amassing 10 corners and 26 crosses, and being called for an offside only once.
David Villa's brace was the difference, as he scored first in the game to give the New Yorkers a 1 - 0 lead in the 34th minute. Ignacio Piatti scored the only goal for the Impact on a penalty kick, which, at the time, tied the game at one, but Villa again found the net in the 82nd minute to give the expansion side all three points.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
The two have met 10 times in MLS action since Montreal joined the league in 2012, and Columbus holds a 6 Win, 3 Loss and 1 Draw edge over the Impact.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Montreal Pk -125
Columbus Pk +105
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
It seems a bit too simple to recognize that the Impact plays extremely well at home, and the Crew are out of sorts when they leave their comforts of home.
We have tried to predict when this Crew team will pick up this first win on the road, but they have not given anyone a reason to think this will end soon.
The line setters are obviously expecting a high-scoring affair, throwing a -145 on the Over 2.5, and we know both of these offenses can certainly handle covering that.
We are not deviating from the fact that the Crew simply cannot put anything together outside of their stadium.
If a -125 line on the Pk Draw no Bet handicap line on the home side is all they are asking, than we can certainly oblige them with a play on the Impact.
The Montreal Pk at -125 is the play we suggest.