Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Saputo Stadium (Montreal).
It is showdown time for the MLS and is now or never for the teams. This is that time of the year when the season-long efforts are rewarded or discarded. And there’s no better time for a football fan to be excited about.
The under-fire Impact team has no option but to win this game. For the first time since 2014, they are in real danger of missing out on the play-off spots.
After the devastating loss at the hands of DC United and the ever loved Wayne Rooney, the team from Montreal is a cornered animal right now, and expect them to play like one.
Columbus has been able to collect just nine points from the last seven league matches and it has got them scrambled and disarrayed for a home final with Philadelphia. Their away form is a cause for worry for the fans, especially at this crunch time.
The contest between Rod Fanni and Federico Higuain will be a treat for the fans. With DC United giving a close chase, Montreal would be firing in all cylinders to collect the three points, and frankly, they have no other go.
Coupled with the Crew’s worrying away form and Montreal’s playoff ambitions, the local fans shouldn’t be disappointed when the final whistle is blown.
Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew Head-to-head
- Columbus Crew have only three wins in their last 15 MLS away league matches.
- Montreal Impact has scored in their last 10 league matches.
- Of the total eight matches contested between the two at the Stade Saputo, Columbus has won only two matches.
- In the last five matches at the Impact’s home ground, Columbus lost four.
- Four of the last five matches between the two sides have resulted with five or more match goals.
- 18 of the total 19 MLS match-ups between the sides have ended with two or more match goals.
Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew Predictions
Columbus have just three away wins in this entire MLS season. Their poor away form has been holding them back from their set targets. The Crew have just scored 10 goals in 1350 minutes on the road.
Montreal, though not entirely free from their share of problems, have been consistent in home matches. They are expected to deliver in this virtual season-decider.
Also, the last five times the teams contested in this ground – Montreal walked away with the win in four of them.
The matches between these two sides have always been high-scoring and exciting ones. Of the last five matches between these two, four ended with five or more match goals.
Excluding one goalless draw, no MLS match between these two sides has ever ended with fewer than two goals.
To sum my predictions up – Montreal will win this hard-fought game, while more than 2.5 match goals will be scored in this potential enthralling encounter.
Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips
Montreal to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 2.5 match goals @ 1.70 (7/10).