MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Montreal vs Orlando City
Friday, June 19th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Stade Saputo sets the venue for the second meeting of the regular season between Orlando City and Montreal this weekend, after the two teams played to a 2 - 2 draw here back in March. Orlando City enters the match riding a streak of five games without a loss in league play, while also winning their U.S Open Cup this week against the Charleston Battery of the USLon Wednesday.
In what was one of the most outrageous games of the U.S Open Cup's fourth round action, referee Rubiel Vazquez found himself pointing to the spot four times, awarding three penalty kicks to Orlando City, and another to Charleston, which eventually tied the game at 4 - 4 in the 115th minute.
It was a questionable call against Orlando City midfielder Amobi Okugo with time winding down, as he was basically shoved to the ground with the ball deflecting into his hand, which more often than not would not be awarded as a penalty, but the call was made and the game eventually ended in penalty kicks.
Orlando City's Carlos Rivas converted all three of his chances from the spot, earning him a rare hat trick, from three penalty kicks in the match, coming in the 76th, 94th and 107th minutes.
The Lions will host Columbus at the Citrus Bowl in the round of 16 onJune 30.
The Montreal Impact will be playing three games in eight days. They will head to BMO Field to take on rival Toronto in a mid-week match, and then head to PPL Park to take on the Philadelphia Union next weekend.
The Impact enters the match with two wins and a loss in their three June outings, but the loss came last weekend to NYCFC 3 - 1 at Yankee Stadium. NYCFC put together one of their best outings of the season against the Impact, getting goals from David Villa on the half-hour mark, while Mix Diskerud andKwadwo Poku added second half goals for the expansion franchise. Wandrille Lefèvre scored for the Impact in the 88th minute to pull the game within 2 - 1, but Poku’s goal in the 90th minute sealed the deal for NYCFC.
In the first meeting between the teams back in March there were four goals, all within the first half hour of the game. Each team scored twice, but no one was able to find the back of the net in the second half and they settled for a point each at Stade Saputo.
The third meeting of the regular season will come onOctober 3rdat the Citrus Bowl.
Only MLS Meeting:
The two teams met for the first and only time back in March, and played to a 2 - 2 Draw in Montreal
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Orlando City +205
Montreal Pk -145
Orlando City Pk +125
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
We are expecting a similar type of game from the first meeting of the season that these two played We suggested the +0.5 on Orlando City in the first meeting, walking away with a cashed ticket after the 2 - 2 draw.
It was amazing to see four goals within a half hour and then absolutely no goal scoring for the last hour of the match, but we did indeed see four goals scored regardless.
With the expectation of goal scoring once again, we turn to the total in this one, and suggest the -110 action on the Over 2.5.
We all know how many shots Orlando City takes week in and week out, and Montreal is no pushover either, needing results to climb out of the last place tie in the Eastern Conference standings.
The two teams combined for four goals last time out, so let's hope they can find three more to cash our Over ticket, this weekend at Stade Saputo.