Montreal Impact vs Philadelphia Union
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Kick off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Stade Saputo.
Montreal Impact will host Philadelphia Union in a very important fixture in the battle for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.
The visitors have a two-point cushion at the eight position, but Montreal have a game in hand and a ice opportunity to maintain the fine home record and overtake the rivals this Wednesday.
Mauro Biello’s side has made Stade Saputo a fortress in the last couple of games.
Impact picked up four wins and a draw in last five fixtures on the home ground and they conceded no more than a single goal in last three games during the run.
The story is, however, notably different on the road where Biello’s men suffered three consecutive losses before beating Ottawa Fury in a friendly.
Phila were off to a poor kick off to the new MLS campaign, but the team managed to improve their form to lose only a single of their last five fixtures in all competitions.
The team led by Jim Curtin took advantage of the opportunity to host Swansea City for a friendly during the short MLS break (2-2 draw).
Montreal Impact vs Philadelphia Union: Head to head
The draw is by far the most common of the outcomes in head to head matches between these two teams.
It happened in four of their last five meetings including the one from this term of Major League Soccer.
The Canadians produced an amazing comeback from being three goals down to clinch a point at the end thanks to Anthony Jackson-Hamel.
Montreal Impact vs Philadelphia Union: Prediction
Jackson-Hamel will not be in the squad for the clash with Philadelphia since he features CONCACAF Gold Cup for the national team.
However, the hosts still have a strong weapon in the final third in the like of Ignacio Piatti who is the team’s leading scorer with eight goals so far in the season.
We expect the hosts to maintain the fine form at Stade Saputo and pull out a victory in what is likely going to be a high-scoring contest.
Montreal Impact vs Philadelphia Union: Bet Tips
The main pick will be Montreal Impact to win the match at the odds of 10/11.
Braver punters can take Montreal Impact to win & BTTS at 11/4.