Major League Soccer: Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC
Stade Saputo – Sunday, August 27 – 16:30 ET (21:30 BST)
Match Odds: Montreal 7/4 – Draw 5/2 – Toronto 13/10
Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC: Preview
Sunday afternoon sees Montreal Impact take on Toronto FC in the first regular season meeting between the two in 2017.
Montreal are in a great run of form. They are on a four-game winning streak and confidence is high in the squad. They have won seven of their last eight home games, so Toronto have a challenge on their hands here.
Despite good form, Montreal Impact are sitting 6th in the East. Anything less than a playoff finish will be considered a poor season from this point on.
Toronto are frontrunners to pick up the Supporters’ Shield. Greg Vanney’s side are six points clear of the chasing pack but they cannot afford any slip ups.
The Reds have only lost three away games this season, a league low. They are going to have to find a way to stop Montreal’s key player, Ignacio Piatti, if they are to avoid defeat this weekend.
There should be goals in this one, the two have netted 93 between them, with Toronto scoring a league high 52 of those. Their deadly strike duo, Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore have a combined 23.
Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC: Team News
Ambroise Oyongo is the only notable absentee for the Impact in this one.
Toronto are expecting to be without both Benoit Cheyrou and Nick Hagglund.
Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC: Key Points
Montreal’s last five: L/W/W/W/W
Toronto’s last five: W/D/W/W/W
Key Stat: Toronto have lost just once in their last 11 regular season games, winning seven and drawing three.
Key Player: Sebastian Giovinco – The Atomic Ant has a lot of pressure on his shoulders to deliver the goods against Toronto’s rivals, who are in fine form. He has found the back of the net 13 times this season, four of those have come in his last five appearances.
Pinpoint – Giovinco has scored 11 free kicks since the start of 2015 🎯🎯🎯
— MLSGB (@MLSGB_) August 26, 2017
Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC: Prediction
Montreal Impact 2-2 Toronto FC – A score draw, which wouldn’t be the worst result for either side. The Impact are climbing the Eastern Conference and avoiding defeat is going to be key. Toronto have scored 15 goals in their last five games, while Montreal have scored 11. Goals look to be on the cards here.