Montreal Impact vs. Columbus Crew SC MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/9/16
Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact
MLS Soccer: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Olympic Stadium)
The Line: Montreal +120 / Columbus +220 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, TVA Sports, TWCSC-OH, FOX 28
The Montreal Impact and Columbus Crew SC meet Saturday afternoon at Olympic Stadium.
The Montreal Impact are off to an OK 2-2 start that currently has them second place in the Eastern Conference. The Impact are an aggressive offensive team that has two players with double-digit shot attempts but hasn’t scored in their last two matches. Playing its first home game in nearly a month, Montreal will look to get back on track in front of its home fans. Ignacio Piatti leads Montreal with three goals, Harry Shipp has two assists and Lucas Ontivero has 10 shots. Defensively, Evan Bush has come away with 16 saves on 22 shots faced. The Montreal Impact have won six straight regular season home games.
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The Columbus Crew SC are still looking for their first victory after a rocky 0-2-2 start to the season. Columbus Crew’s struggles start on the offensive end, as it's scored just three goals in four matches and two or less goals in nine of its last 10 matches. The good news is that Columbus has allowed just one goal in its last two matches. Federico Higuain leads Columbus with one goal, Mohammed Saeid has one assist and Justin Meram has six shots on goal. Defensively, Steve Clark has come away with 12 saves on 17 shots faced. The Columbus Crew SC have picked up points in seven of their last nine regular season road games.
Montreal has beaten Columbus in three of the last four matches, but the Columbus Crew beat the Impact in the last match, which was a 3-1 victory back in November. At least three goals have been scored in the last four matches between these two teams.
Montreal has really proven itself on its home field, and it’s been a very long time since Columbus has come away with a victory. So, I’m siding with the Impact for the win at home.