Montreal Impact vs. Minnesota United FC
|Date & Time||Saturday May 26, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: United +104 / Impact +254 / Draw +275 -- Over/Under: 3
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Minnesota United FC and Montreal Impact meet Saturday in MLS soccer action at the TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota United FC enters this match with an overall record of 4-7-1, a 3-2-1 record at home and a 1-5-0 record on the road. Minnesota United FC is hanging around in the Western Conference due to earning points in three of its last five matches. Minnesota United FC is a struggling offensive club that averages just 1.2 goals per match and that average doesn’t change when playing at home. However, the difference for Minnesota at home is a defense that allows just 1.2 goals compared to 1.8 goals on the season. Minnesota United FC has to take advantage of home matches if this season is going to be a success, as the lack of offensive firepower doesn’t help them at all on the road. Darwin Quintero leads Minnesota with three goals, Miguel Ibarra has three assists and Sam Nicholson has 15 shots.
Montreal Impact enters this match with an overall record of 3-9-0, a 2-3-0 record at home and a 1-6-0 record on the road. Montreal Impact reached a new low in their home loss to the LA Galaxy despite having a man advantage with Zlatan Ibrahimovic receiving a red card. Montreal Impact simply aren’t a good team right now and are in danger of quickly becoming the worst club in the league with just nine points earned in 12 matches. The main issues for Montreal Impact start on the defensive end where this club is allowing an average of 2.2 goals per match and has allowed more than two goals five times. It’s just a mess and at some point the Montreal Impact have to consider trading key guys to rebuild from the ground up. Ignacio Piatti leads Montreal with five goals, Alejandro Silva has two assists and Saphir Taider has 31 shots.
Minnesota United FC won the only meeting between these two teams back in September, 3-2.
If Minnesota United FC is going to be competitive this season and make a possible playoff push, they have to beat the bottom feeders and steal three points when they have the chance. Montreal Impact may be the worst team in the league and their last performance makes a strong case for that. There’s no backing Montreal this season.
Give me Minnesota for the victory.