MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Montreal vs New England
Friday, September 18th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: The New England Revolution's late season run has propelled them to be in a position to clinch a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference, and with an eight-game streak without a loss in tow, the post-season is calling their name.
The Revolution can earn their way to the playoffs with a simple win over Montreal this weekend, but still have other scenarios that could push them through to a post-season berth. If the Revs draw with Montreal, they can still clinch a playoff bid with an Orlando City loss or draw against Chicago. The Revolution can also back in to the playoffs if Orlando City lose or draw against Chicago, combined with a NYFC loss or draw vs San Jose this weekend.
This is the second of three meetings the Impact and Revolution will play in the regular season, with the last meeting to come on the next to last weekend of the regular season onOctober 17at Gillette Stadium.
In the first meeting back in March, the two teams played to a scoreless draw at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution failed to benefit from playing the last half-hour of the game up a man, after Hassoun Camara picked up a second yellow card just after the hour mark.
The Revolution continued their torrid pace down the stretch with a 2 - 1 win over the Red Bulls last weekend at Gillette Stadium, vaulting New England to first place in the Eastern conference by a point over both the Red Bulls and DC United. New England is also only two points behind Los Angeles for the Supporters Shield, as the two appear to be headed to a second straight MLS Finals appearance.
The Revolution had to play the finals in LA last year, and came up just short of winning their first MLS title, while the Galaxy secured their fifth championship, and third in four years.
Montreal enters the weekend holding the sixth and final spot that grants entry to the post-season in the Eastern Conference, although a total of six points separates them from the bottom four teams in the conference. The Impact do, however, have a few games in hand on the rest of the league, and have only played 26 games while most teams are through 29 matches played.
The Impact kickoff a three-game home stand this weekend, as Chicago and DC United make visits to Stade Saputo to close out the September schedule. October, however, will not be as friendly, as the Impact will play their first four games on the road before closing out the season with rival Toronto onOctober 25.
Last 9 MLS Meetings:
The two teams have met 9 times in MLS action, with Montreal leading the series having 4 Wins, 3 Losses and 2 Draws.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Montreal Pk -135
NE Pk +115
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
The line setters are revealing that they think the eight-game streak of positive results for New England is coming to an end this weekend, placing the Impact as the favorites at home.
The Pk action is where we can see their decision, as Montreal is listed at -135 at home, but if that is the case, why would we bother with it?
London Woodberry is suspended this weekend for Revolution, but his absence won't have a major impact this weekend.
This match has 2 - 2 written all over it in our opinion, so the Over 2.5 should simply be moved up to a straight 3 to get a much better price than the -130 being offered on the 2.5.
Move the line all the way up to 3, and take that Over at +115 instead of paying the juice, but if you have to settle for the 2.5 and do not have the ability to move the line, don't sweat it and maybe throw it in a combo play with other action you like this weekend.