MLS Soccer: Montreal Impact vs. Sporting Kansas City Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/18/15
Sporting Kansas City (8-3-6) vs. Montreal Impact (6-7-3)
MLS Soccer: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Sporting Park)
The Line: Montreal Impact +530 / KC -170 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, KMCI-38, TVA Sports
The Montreal Impact and Sporting Kansas City square off Saturday night at Sporting Park.
The Montreal Impact could use a victory after winning just two of their last six matches. The Montreal Impact have scored 23 goals in 16 matches and six goals in their last three matches. Ignacio Piatti leads Montreal with five goals, Andres Romero has two assists and Jack McInerney has 26 shot attempts. Defensively, the Montreal Impact have pitched three shutouts and allowed at least two goals in eight of their matches. Evan Bush has come away with 61 saves and has allowed four goals in his last three starts. The Montreal Impact have lost three of their last five road MLS matches, which includes a 1-3-1 record overall.
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Sporting Kansas City look to stay hot after winning four of their last five matches. Sporting Kansas City is a defensive team that’s allowed 17 goals in 17 matches and has pitched nine shutouts. Tim Melia has produced 26 saves and has allowed zero goals in five of his last six starts. Offensively, Sporting Kansas City has scored 26 goals and two or more goals in five matches. Krisztian Nemeth leads Kansas City with seven goals, Benny Feilhaber has nine assists and Dom Dwyer has 46 shot attempts. Sporting Kansas City has won its last five home MLS matches.
Kansas City has beaten Montreal in three straight meetings, which includes two shutouts. Montreal has not beaten Kansas City since July of 2013. Still, each of the last three meetings have produced at least three goals.
Kansas City is playing great soccer right now and has Montreal’s number dating back to last season. I look for Sporting Kansas City to win its sixth straight home game here.