MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: New York City FC vs Montreal
Friday, June 12th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: The Montreal Impact makes their first visit to Yankee Stadium to take on the debutante New York City FC in the Bronx, NY. The Montreal Impact has caught up to eighth place in the Eastern Conference, while still having played far less league games than most MLS squads.
They did it by winning four of the last five games, with a 3 - 0 record over three quality opponents in the Western Conference. The Impact followed that up with a big 2 - 1 win last weekend in a difficult place to play. The Columbus Crew's MAPFRE Stadium had only seen them suffer one loss in six home outings, and the Impact managed to hold them down for 91 minutes, before allowing the Crew a goal.
Montreal's Maxim Tissot got the Impact on the board 10 minutes in to the second half of the game. The Impact was on a break, but the defensive communication was not there for the Crew, as Jimenez and Parkhurst simply turned the ball back over to Montreal at the top of the box. The misplayed ball led to a one-touch shot from Jack McInerney, followed by a great save from Steve Clark, which led to an open net tap in for Tissot, alone at the six-yard stripe. The Impact made it 2 - 0 whenAndrésRomero scored his third goal of the season just before the 80-minute mark, tying for the team lead with McInerney and Piatti with goals scored.
The trio's nine goals account for all but four goals that have found the back of the net in 2015 for the Impact. Those numbers, combined with the Canadian Championships and Champions League affairs, would reflect that same influence on the success of the team this season.
New York City finally grabbed their second win of the season last weekend, which as we know was desperately important if this team hopes to not get left behind in the Eastern Conference standings, with so much soccer left to play this season.
They defeated the Union at PPL Park, after going down 1 - 0 just a minute into the second half. Eight minutes after surrendering the lead, Tom McNamara equalized for NYCFC to pull the game level at one, and the game winner came with just three minutes in regulation time. In the 87th minute, Patrick Mullins took a throw-in pass from Jeb Brovsky and, although it seemed as if he misplayed it at the top of the box, no one cleared the ball off the line. Mullins simply turned towards net, and put a shot in the lower right corner of the frame, to help earn NYCFC their first ever MLS win away from home.
NYCFC still is the basement dweller in the East, but with only three points to make up on both Chicago and Montreal, some type of result in the heads-up meeting with the Impact would suit them well, with their home crowd in support.
NYCFC also has a big match on Wednesday this week, as they have to travel to Shuart Stadium in Long Island, NY, to take on the New York Cosmos in their U.S Open Cup Fourth Round encounter. The last time the Cosmos played an MLS team in U.S Open Cup play, they beat the NY Red Bulls 3 - 0 at Shuart Stadium just a year ago.
Amazingly, this is the first of three meetings the two will have in 2015, being that NYCFC and Philadelphia wrapped up their three meetings in the regular seaso, last weekend.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
First ever meeting in any competition or level, with this, the first in MLS.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
NYCFC -0.5 +120
Montreal +0.5 -140
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
Remember in the beginning of the season, how we were always seeing -135 on the Under 2.5 at Yankee Stadium? Those days are gone, and now we have seen two of the last three Overs come in, while seeing both teams score in four of the last five games played at Yankee Stadium.
Montreal has one gear, and that is Go!
At the same token, the Impact has not exactly been impressive on the defensive side of the ball, as we have seen in all three of their 2015 campaigns. Montreal has scored 26 goals in 18 matches covering MLS, the Canadian Championships and their Champions League outings. The Impact has allowed 30 goals along the way.
The Over makes the board at Yankee Stadium this weekend, as we are finally seeing teams figure out how to play on these field dimensions.
Trying to predict if this NYCFC club can win back to back games, is not among the easiest predictions to make, as we will try to see them build confidence, before suggesting a play on them to win back to back games.
If anything, this Montreal Pk, Draw no Bet action at +140, also looks mighty inviting, since we know what we are getting with the Impact right now.
So the Over 2.5 at -110 goes in as the recommended play, but we would not blame anyone who would take a little chance on the Impact Pk, with a value line of +140.