Montreal Impact vs Toronto
United States – MLS
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Stade Olympique (Montreal).
Both Montreal Impact and Toronto look to be struggling at the start of the new season as they hold bottom two spots on the East ahead of the all-Canadian clash in the third round of the competition. The reigning champions have actually played just one match so far, while the hosts have lost two on the bounce already, conceding five goals in the process.
The Reds will, however, come into the match in an improved confidence after making their way to the semifinal of the CONCACAF Champions league. They’ve managed to hold on to a 3-2 loss in the reverse fixture of the quarterfinal against Mexican Tigres UANL to go through on the away goal rule (4-4 on aggregate).
Greg Vanney’s man star Sebastian Giovinco has scored a goal in the rematch and he will no doubts come into this game high on confidence. The Atomic Ant has notched 16 goals in the previous term and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick against the struggling defensive line on Montreal’s on Saturday.
The hosts were nowhere near the playoffs last time out, but they’ve had a strong record at Stade Olympique losing only 1 of 17 league matches there in the 2017 campaign.
Montreal Impact vs Toronto: Head-to-head
Toronto lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into 33rd meeting with the Canadian rivals.
The Reds have, however, been the inferior side in matches at Stade Olympique (8 wins for Montreal, 4 draws and 4 wins for Toronto).
Seven of last eight H2H encounters have seen both teams on the scoreline.
Montreal Impact vs Toronto: Prediction
Both of Montreal’s two opening games in the new season have seen goal fests and there is just no reason to expect a different scenario when they take on the defending champions Toronto on Saturday.
Apart from backing a high-scoring contest, we‘ll take Sebastian Giovinco to score anytime for the visitors at the odds of 2.40.
Montreal Impact vs Toronto: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 Goals FT & BTTS @ 2.00
Sebastian Giovinco to score anytime @ 2.40