Montreal Impact vs Sporting Kansas City Preview and Prediction

Montreal Impact vs Sporting Kansas City MLS 1 July 2018 by LeagueLane

Montreal Impact vs Sporting Kansas City
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 1 July 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK / 01:00 CET
Venue: Stade Saputo, Montreal, Quebec.

Montreal Impact got their play-offs ambitions up and running with back-to-back clean sheet wins over Orlando City. They are now just three points shy of Philadelphia Union in the battle for the top-six finish on the East and they will be back in Quebec this weekend.

Maintaining the fine streak in matches on the home patch will, however, be quite a challenge for the Impact given they are about to take on the Western Conference leaders Sporting KC on Saturday evening. The visitors head into this high on confidence after a streak of nine subsequent games without a defeat. The Wizards have been thriving in the final third of late as they notched three goals against Dallas and Houston Dynamo each in past two rounds.

Montreal Impact vs Sporting Kansas City: Head-to-head

Sporting KC had success in the history of head to head encounters with Montreal.

The Wizards won 7, drew 3 and lost 3 of past 13 meetings with the Canadian outfit.

Both teams were on the score-sheet in all of last four head to head affairs.

Teams shared spoils in last two H2H outings.

Montreal Impact vs Sporting Kansas City: Prediction

Head coach Remi Garde has slight issues with the list of injured players as Kyle Fisher, Victor Cabrera and Zakaria Diallo are all in doubt through injuries, but, the star striker Ignacio Piatti will be in the starting XI. He notched three of team’s five goals in consecutive wins over Orlando City. The Argentinian forward thus took his league tally to eight goals and he will no doubts the main target in the final third on the day.

Impact’s defensive line showed decent displays keeping their net untouched in last two rounds, but they’ll come up against one of league’s most lethal attacks. Sporting are genuine contenders to go all the way this season, they netted three goals apiece in last two games and it’s really hard to imagine them not scoring past Montreal here.

Backing goals at both ends thus has to be way to go and we’ll shoot for it at the odds of 1.57. As for the outcome, we’ll shoot for the draw at 3.30.

Montreal Impact vs Sporting Kansas City: Bet Tips

  • BTTS @ 1.57
  • Draw @ 3.30.