Atlanta United vs Montreal Impact
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 29 June 2019
Kick-off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta).
Atlanta may have lost their last match, but they still do have a chance to make it to the top, courtesy – their two games in hand.
Their last tie was a story in itself though. The team was on the road, against Toronto, and conceded in the first minute itself. It didn’t take time for United to hit back. In the 17th minute, Gonzalo Martinez struck a penalty to equalize the score, and later one more was added for the visitors to take the lead.
Regardless, it was short-lived. The Canadians hit back one more just five minutes later. Then came a series of back-and-forth play, which extended into the injury time.
Finally, in the 90+4th minute, the hosts were awarded a penalty, which was duly converted. Thus the home team took the lead to wide cheers from fans. But there was more drama. One minute later, the guests were awarded a penalty.
This time though, earlier hero Martinez missed the shot, and thus the chance to split points with the opponents.
For sure, Atlanta will be shaken, and it’s up to them make a comeback.
Montreal is currently in the second spot, and trails by only two points behind leaders, Philadelphia. Considering that the latter is taking on New York City, who’s one of the only two squads in the conference to go unbeaten in the last five match-days, Impact does have a chance to take the pole position for themselves, with a win in this game.
Atlanta United vs Montreal Impact Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atlanta won the last three games in a row.
- Impact conceded two or more goals in the last three ties.
- At this venue, United has a 100% winning record.
- Montreal has been able to score just a goal at this venue while conceding twice or more in every visit they have made.
Atlanta United vs Montreal Impact Prediction
Atlanta won four of their last five games, and nine of their last twelve as well. At home, they are on a six-game winning run and was unbeaten in 22 of their last 23 attempts. They had separate six-match, an eight-game winning runs in front of their home crowd, during this stretch.
Impact, on the other hand, was winless in five of their last nine fixtures, and in six of their last eight on the road. The squad also conceded twice or more in their last two road trips.
Importantly, they have lost all of their h2h encounters at this venue, and have conceded two or more goals in all of their visits. As such, expect Atlanta to post three points on the board.
But do take into consideration the fact that Montreal is at the top-most tier of the table, and that they do have a chance to make it to the pinnacle with a win. Moreover, they scored two or more goals in four of their last five battles.
As things stand, expect goals at either end of the pitch.
Atlanta United vs Montreal Impact Betting Tips
Atlanta United to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).