Montreal Impact entertain DC United this weekend in the Canadian side’s final game of the season, though looking at the game in short, it would appear an open and shut case.
The Impact have struggled all season to find any form and with 18 losses to their 33 played its not surprising they’re at the foot of the Eastern Conference.
DC just keep on rolling through the games, three wins on the bounce and unbeaten in eight in all competitions, it is the form of a side worthy of silverware, and they will hope for MLS Cup glory at the end of the playoffs.
The strength and experience in the DC midfield has certainly helped to make them one of the most consistent sides across the entire league.
And with Eddie Johnson now finding form, United could be a real threat in the post-season.
Montreal will take some expectation into the game, with a commendable record in previous ties against DC, avoiding defeat in three of the last six.
DC will finish the regular season at the top of the Eastern Conference regardless of the result in Montreal, but they will want to continue to showcase their winning mentality and nothing but a win will be seen as acceptable.
Key Player: Fabian Espindola – Again, it has to be his goal output to comment on and he will surely fancy his chances of finding the net against one of the league’s weakest sides.
Key stat: Connect four? Montreal have drawn their last three games, and they’ll have to be alert to take anything from the game but without a loss in three, there is no reason they can’t send the home fans happy for the winter.
Montreal Impact Last 5: W/L/D/D/D
DC United Last 5: W/W/D/W/W
Prediction: Montreal Impact 1-3 DC United