Real Salt Lake vs Montreal Impact
USA – MLS
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-Off at 03:00 UK / 04:00 CET
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Utah.
Montreal Impact are sliding down the MLS standings after clinching only two points from last there league ties.
The Canadian outfit head into the clash with Claret and Cobalt winless in four in all competitions, following the elimination to Vancouver Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship play-offs.
They’ll face hard times bringing such thread to an end on Saturday evening given the opposition comes into the game in much higher spirits following their 2-1 win over Chicago Fire last weekend.
The Croatian midfielder confirmed his strong spell of form by bagging a brace in the mentioned victory. He scored three in last three games and six since the start of the season.
You can consider backing him to find the net past the struggling Impact defense at the 2.90 odds here.
Real Salt Lake vs Montreal Impact: Head-to-head
Montreal Impact won two and drew one of last three meetings with Claret and Cobalt.
The Canadians lead the H2H tie by only a single win, though, coning into their sixth encounter with Real Salt Lake.
Claret and Cobalt won two and drew one of three H2H matches at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Real Salt Lake vs Montreal Impact: Prediction
Given that five of six head to head matches between these two teams ended in home wins, we just have to see the value in backing Mike Petke’s men to clinch the second three-pointer in a row at the 1.70 odds here.
Montreal have been dreadful travellers so far in the season, losing eight of last ten away games across competitions. They shipped seven goals in last four outings in general and two or more in five of last six on the road.
The hosts, on the other hand, won three and drew two of last five matches at Rio Tinto Stadium. They broke into the top six in the Western Conference standings and a win here would make them a massive step towards the play-offs at the end of the campaign.
We’ll combine the home win with Claret and Cobalt scoring two or more goals as main betting options here.
Real Salt Lake vs Montreal Impact: Bet Tips
Real Salt Lake to win @ 1.70
Real Salt Lake Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.57.