MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Orlando City vs Montreal
Friday, October 2nd, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: With only four points separating Montreal and Orlando City in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the two teams get together for the third time this season, but their first at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. As both teams have been facing must-win scenarios for the past two weeks, they have each responded with positive results, keeping them in the thick of the playoff discussion.
Montreal has been clinging to the sixth and final playoff position for quite some time, and are riding a six-game stretch without a loss in league play. With four wins and two draws in tow, the Impact has gotten a much needed boost from Didier Drogba, who again came to the rescue last weekend scoring both goals in their 2 - 0 win over DC United.
The Ivory Coast legend has already secured seven goals in only six appearances and five starts, which is only one behind Igancio Piatti who has a team-leading eight goals in 23 starts.
We also need to keep in mind that Montreal is not just hoping to maintain the sixth position in the Eastern Conference standings. The Impact also have the ability to jumpfurther up in the table, as they are only three points behind the fourth spot held by DC United, who have completely fallen apart as October arrives, and only six points behind the first place Red Bulls.
So much can change in this final month and that, my friends, is what makes this final month of the regular season almost as exciting as the playoffs themselves.
It seems that every team above Orlando City has been waiting for them to turn pedestrian, but they have simply hung on to fight for their own playoff lives as the final month arrives.
After a six-game stretch without a win that almost ended any chance of a post-season berth, the Lions have reeled off three straight victories, and are again the topic of conversation in almost everyone's playoff scenario in the Eastern Conference.
As you look over the 'Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs Clinching Scenarios for Week 31' on the league home page, New England, Columbus, DC United and Toronto all await a poor outing from the Lions for their own scenarios to clinch a date in the post-season.
With the Red Bulls becoming the first, and so far the only, team to clinch a post-season berth, Orlando City smashed the New York side last weekend with a resounding 5 - 2 win to stay in the conversation.
Last 2 MLS Meetings:
The two teams have met twice this season, with this being Orlando City's first year in MLS.
Both meetings came in Montreal, with the first game ending in a 2 - 2 draw, with their most recent meeting in June resulting in a 2 - 0 win for the Impact.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Orlando City +120
Orlando City Pk -145
Montreal Pk +125
Total O/U 3:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
This match is going to simply be Epic.
With so much on the line, this is undoubtedly a playoff game in early October, with big stakes riding on the result for each team.
The Impact need to not only maintain their sixth spot, but have bigger aspirations to improve their playoff status, and the Lions want nothing more than to at least find a playoff berth in their inaugural MLS season.
If three goals is the expectation from the line setters, than who are we to let that go without notice?
You can damn well bet your ass that we are offering that Over 3 at even money, expecting an old-fashioned shootout at the OK Corral, or well, the Citrus Bowl in this case.
The Over 3 at +100 is the easiest suggestion we can make this entire weekend in MLS, as there is no time to sit back and hope your way in to the post-season.