Competition: Major League Soccer – Montreal Impact vs. Orlando City
Venue: Stade Saputo – Saturday, June 20 – 20:00 ET (01:00 BST)
Match Odds: Montreal Impact 7/5 – Draw 12/5 – Orlando City 9/5
Montreal come into this one off the back of a 3-1 loss to New York City FC last time out but do boast four wins from their last six.
And after winning their last three at home, the Impact will feel confident about extending that run to four on Saturday as they face Orlando at home for the second time this term.Embed from Getty Images
Montreal Impact’s 2015 MLS record: P11 – W4 – D2 – L5
Orlando City have been in tremendous form lately and are unbeaten in their last six in all competitions after overcoming Charleston Battery in midweek, with victory in the US Open Cup.
Currently lying third in the Eastern Conference, Orlando may feel they have overachieved so far but will want to continue their current form as a playoff spot looks a real likelihood.
Orlando City’s 2015 MLS record: P15 – W5 – D5 – L5
These two met in Montreal back in March, with the game ending 2-2 as Orlando came from two goals down to earn a point, with all four goals coming in the first-half.
This is very much a game that could go either way, and is set up to thrill.
Montreal Impact are without Adrian Lopez, Justin Mapp, Cameron Porter, Kenny Cooper, Dominic Oduro, Hassoun Camara, Eric Miller and Dilly Duka through injury.
Orlando City are without Kevin Molino, Martin Paterson and Tony Cascio through injury. Tally Hall is expected to start in goal and Cyle Larin could start upfront after shining on international duty with Canada.
Montreal Impact’s last five: W/L/W/W/L
Orlando City’s last five: W/D/D/W/W
Key Stat: Montreal Impact have won their last three home matches in MLS.
Key Player: Kaka – Brazilian superstar Kaka has been little short of exceptional since joining MLS and has become one of the greatest players in the league very quickly. He will provide class that is unparalleled once more on Saturday.
Montreal Impact 1-1 Orlando City – Both sides will see this as a match where they can pick up points and that should see them equal each other out for the second time this season.