MLS Soccer: Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/11/15
Montreal Impact (5-7-3) vs. Columbus Crew SC (6-6-6)
MLS Soccer: Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Saputo Stadium)
The Line: Montreal Impact +139 / Montreal +200 -- Over/Under: 3 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN2, MLS LIVE, RDS, TWCSC-OH
The Columbus Crew SC and Montreal Impact meet Saturday night at the Saputo Stadium.
The Columbus Crew SC look to keep things going after getting points in each of their last four matches. The Columbus Crew SC are an offensive team that’s produced 27 goals in 18 matches and scored at least two goals in 10 of those contests. Kei Kamara leads Columbus with 12 goals, Ethan Finlay has 10 assists and Justin Meram has 44 shot attempts. Defensively, the Columbus Crew SC have pitched just three shutouts and have allowed at least two goals in 10 matches. Steve Clark has come away with 61 saves and has allowed four goals in his last three starts. The Columbus Crew SC have not win any of their last five road matches, which includes three losses and two draws.
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The Montreal Impact need a victory here after losing three of their last five matches. The Montreal Impact need to improve their defense, as they’ve allowed 25 goals in 15 matches and pitched just two shutouts. Evan Bush has come away with 56 saves and has allowed seven goals in his last three starts. Offensively, the Montreal Impact have 20 goals and have scored at least two goals in seven of their matches. Ignacio Piatti leads Montreal with five goals, Andres Romero has two assists and Jack McInerney has 25 shot attempts. The good news for the Montreal Impact is that they’ve won four of their last five matches on their home field.
The Montreal Impact beat the Columbus Crew SC back in June, 2-1. However, Columbus has won three of the last five meetings overall against Montreal. The last five matches between these two teams has produced at least two goals. The home team has dominated this series over the years.
The Montreal Impact are great at home, while the Columbus Crew SC are dreadful on the road. Add in this series history, and I like Montreal to pull out a much needed win here.