Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Montreal Impact fell to back-to-back league wins after a 3-2 loss against Columbus Crew last weekend. Montreal did exceedingly well to come up with second-half goals through Ignacio Piatti and Raheem Edwards. These goals helped cancel out the early goals from Federico Higuain (penalty) and Gyasi Zardes. However, the latter scored an injury time penalty to give Columbus a victory. Toronto began the campaign with a 2-0 loss against Columbus Crew. However, the defending MLS Cup champions knocked out Tigres UANL from the CONCACAF Champions League on away goals. Despite a 3-2 loss in the second leg, Greg Vanney’s team progressed on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate score.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is the second all-Canadian affair for Montreal Impact in the first three matches. After having come out of the first two matches with a defeat, Montreal will have identified their shortcomings to a certain extent. It would not be surprising if Remi Garde goes with a defensive approach, which will further make this derby as a tight match. After having been involved in a midweek encounter, Toronto’s energy levels are an area of concern. I would back Montreal for a win.

Ignacio Piatti is off the mark for the season following his goal against Columbus Crew last weekend. The midfielder has scored more goals (8) against Toronto than any other team in the MLS. Specifically with regard to the MLS games, Piatti has six goals in seven matches against Toronto. This formidable record is a reason to go with Piatti to score anytime in the game.

Montreal Impact win – 7/4

Piatti to score anytime – 15/8

 

Montreal Impact saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Montreal Impact saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Toronto FC

Toronto FC scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Toronto FC saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Montreal Impact

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Montreal Impact Form Guide

Montreal Impact Team Logo

Montreal Impact

Won

3

Draw

0

Lost

7
L H

21-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 3 - 5

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

21-05-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Toronto FC Form Guide

Toronto FC Team Logo

Toronto FC

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L A

26-04-2018

CONCACAF Champions League

CD Guadalajara Team Logo CD Guadalajara

FT 5 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

09-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 4 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

Montreal Impact Preview

Montreal Impact have suffered from lapses in concentration at the start of this 2018 MLS campaign. The club has lost both of its opening matches, but it is largely to do with falling 2-0 down in both matches. Montreal have left themselves with a mountain to climb due to such defensive lapses. Due to a reputation for being a defensive manager, Garde was expected to improve the club’s defensive performances. However, the first two matches suggest that there is a lot of work to be done at the Canadian outfit. Last season, Montreal missed out on the play-offs by a considerable margin.

 

Montreal Impact Team News

Kyle Fischer (shin), Zakaria Diallo (Achilles tendon), and Anthony Jackson-Hamel (hamstring) are the three players ruled out for Montreal Impact.

 

Toronto FC Preview

Toronto shocked many by losing the first game, but the club did achieve the crucial objective of reaching the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. Greg Vanney’s team will undoubtedly regard the MLS as the bread and butter, but the team are now against another Mexican outfit, América, in the semifinals. Yet, the first leg of the semifinals does not take place until the first week of April. This gives Toronto an opportunity to sort out their MLS season and pick up the first league win. Just like last season, Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore appear to be the key players for the club.

 

Toronto FC Team News

Justin Morrow (calf) is the only injury worry for Toronto.

 

Montreal Impact Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Toronto FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC Sidelined Players

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