MLS Playoffs Preview and Prediction: Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact

Competition: MLS Playoffs (Eastern Conference Final – Second Leg) Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact 

Venue: BMO Field – Wednesday, November 30 – 19:00 ET (00:00 BST)

Match Odds: Toronto FC 8/15 – Draw 3/1 – Montreal Impact 9/2

Match Preview

Toronto and Montreal Impact are set for a thrilling encounter on Wednesday night, with a place in the MLS Cup Final up for grabs as they lock horns in the Eastern Conference Championship second leg.

The winner of Tuesday’s game will face Seattle in the 2016 MLS Cup Final, where a first-time winner is guaranteed. If Toronto advance, they will host the final, but Seattle will play hosts if the Impact progress. 

Toronto come into the second leg 3-2 down after a nightmare hour to forget in the game in Montreal. The tie looked like it could have been out of their reach but Greg Vanney’s side showed why you cannot write them off as they scored twice in the last half hour to set up this incredible return clash.

Given the fightback from Toronto they now look favourites to advance, but there is still plenty of work to do here against a Montreal side who will be kicking themselves for letting such a vital lead go in front of their own fans.

Toronto have been impressive at BMO Field in 2016. They have won their last three home games but worryingly they did lose to Montreal the last time they welcomed them here. Nothing other than a victory will see Toronto advance to their first MLS Cup Final.

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Montreal Impact will be itching to ensure they do not miss out on the final now. They have improved year-on-year and reaching their first MLS Cup Final would be another part of their history that will never be forgotten.

Mauro Biello needs to make sure his side are calm from the get-go here. They still have that one-goal lead, so they need to play their normal game and shape up defensively against a strong Toronto attack.

There will be added emotion for the Impact squad as this could be the last time Didier Drogba plays, and while there have been some ups and downs in his short spell at the club, he will be missed. The Ivorian will want to sign off at the club in style, like he has done throughout his career, so losing this will not be an option for him and the rest of the squad.

Montreal’s task is far from simple and they know they cannot afford to allow Toronto time on the ball, so high-press is an option. Breaking up play and countering will make Impact dangerous and difficult to deal with. They will be out to grab a couple of away goals, as Toronto did at the Olympic Stadium last weekend.

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Team News

Vanney has a completely fit squad for this tie. He will be expecting maximum effort from his starting XI to ensure they make it through and pull off an impressive comeback.

Andres Romero remains Montreal’s only injury concern. Biello will be unlikely to unsettled the balance of his squad too much going into this one, but there may well be some defensive changes in an attempt to tighten up that backline.

Key Points

Toronto FC’s last five: W/W/W/W/L

Montreal Impact’s last five: L/W/W/W/W

Key Stat: Form – Toronto have won their last three home matches.

Key Player: Sebastian Giovinco – The stage is set for Giovinco to show his class once again. If he is presented with even a sniff at goal he is likely to find the back of the net. Toronto need him now more than ever if they’re to make the final.

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Score Prediction

Toronto FC 2-0 Montreal Impact – Toronto to make the most of their firepower and pick apart the Montreal defence on home soil. It will be a sour end to the season for Montreal if they are to exit the playoffs here considering the commanding position they were in and it will be some turnaround if Toronto can pull it off.

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MLS Playoffs Preview and Prediction: Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC

Competition: MLS Playoffs (Eastern Conference Final – First Leg) Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC

Venue: Olympic Stadium – Tuesday, November 22nd – 20:00 ET (01:00 GMT)

Match Odds: Montreal Impact 11/8 – Draw 9/4 – Toronto FC 15/8

Match Preview

Montreal Impact welcome Toronto FC to Olympic Stadium on Tuesday evening in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final, with a Canadian side guaranteed to make the MLS Cup Final for the first time ever.

This is a huge game for both of these rivals. Montreal have to make the most of home advantage and ensure they go into the second leg in a strong position, which will be easier said than done.

The Impact overcame the Red Bulls 3-1 on aggregate in the Conference Semifinal, a result that will have filled Mauro Biello’s squad with confidence.

This is the first time Montreal have reached the Eastern Conference Championship game so there is the added incentive to make even more history and reach the MLS Cup Final now.

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Toronto FC are also creating history. Before this year they had never won a playoff game. Greg Vanney’s side advanced to the Eastern Conference Championship they after completely destroyed NYCFC 7-0 on aggregate, a result that will never be forgotten.

While the squad will still be flying high off the back of that result, their attention must turn to making sure they go into the second leg after a positive performance away at Montreal on Tuesday.

Toronto fans will be praying their side avenges their elimination from the 2015 playoffs last season by Montreal and they are favourites to advance over the two legs.

If recent history is anything to go by for Toronto they stand a good chance of a favourable result here, as they are unbeaten in their last three visits to Stade Saputo in all competitions, drawing twice and winning one.

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Team News

Andres Romero remains out for Montreal Impact, while both Didier Drogba and Matteo Mancosu are both doubts to start. Drogba, though, is back in the picture after a month out.

Vanney has the pleasure of picking his side from a near fully fit squad as Steven Beitashour is his only injury concern ahead of the first leg.

Key Points

Montreal Impact’s form: D/L/W/W/W

Toronto FC’s form: D/W/W/W/W

Key Stat: Toronto FC have scored at least two goals in their last five MLS away games.

Key Player: Ignacio Piatti – The Montreal playmaker will be expected to provide and help his side take a lead into the second leg. This is going to be an extremely tough tie to win over both legs for Montreal, so they have to be in a strong position come the end of the first 90 minutes and Piatti will look to provide some magic once again.

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Score Prediction

Montreal Impact 1-1 Toronto FC – This is going to be a tight affair, neither side is going to want to give the other an advantage heading into the second leg, but a draw is a more favourable result for Toronto than Montreal, who will be desperate to win this one.

MLS Playoff Preview and Prediction: Montreal Impact vs New York Red Bulls

Competition: MLS Playoffs (Eastern Conference Semifinal – First Leg) Montreal Impact vs. New York Red Bulls

Venue: Stade Saputo – Sunday, October 30th – 15:00 ET (19:00 GMT)

Match Odds: Montreal Impact 6/4 – Draw 11/5 – Red Bulls 17/10

Match Preview

Montreal Impact welcome New York Red Bulls to Stade Saputo for the first leg of their Eastern Conference Semifinal clash in the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs.

This is a huge tie for Montreal, who desperately need to put an end to the Red Bulls’ incredible run of form to give them any chance of reaching the Eastern Conference final.

Mauro Biello will be feeling ecstatic at how his Montreal side demolished DC 4-2 in the Knockout Round on Thursday evening, but he will be slightly frustrated at the way they conceded two very late goals.

The only meeting between these two in Montreal during the regular season ended with a 3-0 win for the Impact. They would definitely take a repeat of that scoreline, but this is going to be a very cagey contest, with both sides looking to ensure there’s still all to play for in the return leg in a week’s time.

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Eastern Conference winners, New York Red Bulls eased past Philadelphia on the final day of the regular season to earn a bye through the Knockout Round. They have had extra time to prepare for this game and should be firing on all cylinders.

Jesse Marsch will have his side pumped and ready to take on Montreal and will be urging them to remember form means nothing when it comes to games as important as this.

The Red Bulls have beaten Impact in their last two meetings, although both of those games were at Red Bull Arena, so they will be expecting a hostile atmosphere here.

If New York keep a clean sheet in this tie you have to fancy them to progress in the second-leg. Montreal know they have to take a lead to Red Bull Arena, so the visitors may well have a slightly more cautious approach this weekend, although an away goal would certainly be a boost.

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Montreal were eliminated from the playoffs last season at this very stage, despite winning their home tie in the first-leg, so they can take nothing for granted against a very strong opponent on Sunday evening.

Team News

Andres Romero remains Montreal Impact’s only injury concern. It remains to be seen whether Didier Drogba will return to the side following his soap opera saga in the last few weeks. He sat out of Thursday’s win over DC, with Matteo Mancosu shining up front in the Ivorian’s absence.

New York Red Bulls are expecting to be without four for this tie as Gideon Baah, Connor Lade, Justin Bilyeu and Daniel Royer are all out. Golden Boot winner Bradley Wright-Phillips will be looking to continue his fine form here.

Key Points

Montreal Impact’s form: W/W/D/L/W

New York Red Bulls’ form: D/W/W/W/W

Key Stat: The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last 16 MLS outings.

Key Player: Ignacio Piatti – The obvious choice. Montreal Impact need their midfield maestro to be on top form to take a lead into the second leg. He can change a game in a flash and will need to be at his creative best once again here.

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Score Prediction

Montreal Impact 1-1 New York Red Bulls – This has the makings of a tight game, as most first legs do. Montreal are going to find the confident Red Bulls difficult to deal with and a draw would be an unsurprising result, but would certainly suit the visitors better.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC

Competition: Major League Soccer – Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC 

Venue: Stade Saputo – Sunday, October 16 – 15:00 ET (20:00 BST)

Match Odds: Montreal Impact 6/5 – Draw 23/10 – Toronto 21/10

Match Preview

Montreal Impact welcome rivals Toronto to Stade Saputo on Sunday in the penultimate weekend of fixtures. This is a tie that can have a huge an impact on the final MLS regular season standings.

Mauro Biello’s side are sitting 4th in the Eastern Conference on 44 points, five behind Toronto, depending on results going their way, Montreal can still finish the season in third place.

Montreal come into this one having won their last two games. The latest of the two, a 1-0 away win over Orlando.

The Impact have had a strong season and will be looking to take some form into the playoffs, but they have to ensure they get there first. Biello’s side are above the red line by five points. Their fate is in their own hands.

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Toronto are still in the running to finish top of the East. Though they cannot win the Supporters’ Shield, topping their conference would cap off an impressive regular season.

Grey Vanney’s side are just two points behind both New York franchises, so the remaining two fixtures for all three sides are extremely important.

Toronto have been in great form on the road, winning their last three. They do however, come into this one without a win in four, all home games. This will have frustrated their fans no end, as they could have been in the running to win the Supporters’ Shield had they won those games.

Their latest outing was a surprising defeat to DC, a result they will be looking to forget and patch things over with in this tie. Toronto know they’re in for a tough game with so much at stake.

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Team News

Andres Romero remains the only injury concern for Montreal Impact.

Toronto could well be welcoming back Sebastian Giovinco in this tie but Vanney offered no guarantees, so the injury list remains just two players as Ashtone Morgan is expected to be out, while Gio is questionable.

Key Points

Montreal Impact’s last five: D/L/L/W/W

Toronto’s last five: W/D/D/D/L

Key Stat: Away form – Toronto have won their last three games on the road.

Key Player: Ignacio Piatti – The Argentine has netted an impressive 15 goals this season as well as registering four assists. Piatti has struck fear into opposition defenders since the start of the campaign and that will be no different this weekend.

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Score Prediction

Montreal Impact 2-2 Toronto – A draw would not be a surprising result given the magnitude of this tie. Neither side will be coming into it expecting to lose and the intensity of the game could certainly spice things up.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Orlando City vs Montreal Impact

Competition: Major League Soccer – Orlando City SC vs. Montreal Impact

Venue: Camping World Stadium – Sunday, October 2 – 13:00 ET (18:00 BST) 

Match Odds: Orlando 21/20 – Draw 23/10 – Montreal 5/2

Match Preview

Orlando City welcome Montreal Impact to Camping World Stadium on Sunday afternoon in a tie that can have an impact in the race for a playoff finish.

Recent form for Orlando looks likely to have cost them the chance of reaching the playoffs this season, but while it is still mathematically possible they have to continue fighting to make it into the top six in the Eastern Conference.

They’re five points behind the pack with three games remaining, all Jason Kreis can ask of his players is to give it their best and hope results go in their favour.

Orlando ended their three-game losing streak in midweek, drawing 0-0 with Toronto. Before that outing they had conceded 12 goals in three games.

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Montreal Impact are closing in on a playoff finish. They are currently 4th in the East on 41 points, five above the red line.

Mauro Biello will be pleased with how his side performed in midweek, as they won 3-1 at home against San Jose.

That win was the first in four attempts for Montreal and it should give them the confidence to go on and finish the regular season with some positive results.

Impact are yet to beat Orlando in their regular season meetings in 2016, losing both the previous games, but they will see this as a chance to take all three points.

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Team News

Both Orlando City and Montreal Impact have the luxury of limited injuries. Orlando have a fully-fit squad, while Andres Romero remains the only player out for Montreal.

Key Points

Orlando City’s last five: W/L/L/L/D

Montreal Impact’s last five: L/D/L/L/W

Key Stat: Orlando City finally stopped the trend of conceding at least four goals. Before their 0-0 draw last time out, they had conceded 12 in three games

Key Player: Ignacio Piatti – The Montreal playmaker bagged his 15th goal of the season in their midweek win. He has had an incredible campaign and will be looking to cause a shaky Orlando defence problems. MLS: New York City FC vs. Montreal Impact Ignacio Piatti

Score Prediction

Orlando City 1-2 Montreal Impact – Montreal to pick up their first win of the season against Orlando. The home side have really struggled for form of late and Montreal will fancy their chances of all-but securing their playoff spot.

MLS Preview and Prediction: New York Red Bulls vs Montreal Impact

Competition: Major League Soccer – New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact

Venue: Red Bull Arena – Saturday, September 24 – 19:00 ET (00:00 BST)

Match Odds: NY Red Bulls 3/5 – Draw 3/1 – Montreal 4/1

Match Preview

New York Red Bulls welcome Montreal Impact to Red Bull Arena on Saturday evening in a crunch tie above the red line in the Eastern Conference.

The Red Bulls are sitting 2nd in the East on 45 points ahead of this tie. They are seven points off the pace in the race for the Supporters’ Shield but will still be looking to contend until winning the silverware is not mathematically possible.

Jesse Marsch’s side trail top spot in the East by two points but have played a game more than leaders Toronto. They can book their playoff place for the 7th consecutive season with a win over Montreal here.

RBNY come into this one after that thrilling 3-3 draw away at Toronto. A great one for the neutrals but disappointing for the Red Bulls as they were leading 3-1.

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Montreal Impact are sitting 5th in the East and if results go their way this weekend they could move up to 4th. They need to avoid defeat here to ensure they’re not dragged into a dogfight for a playoff finish.

The Impact are four points above the red line but as we know an advantage can quickly fall from under your feet in MLS.

Mauro Biello’s side face a very tough challenge to take all three points here, they’re up against a Red Bulls side who are unbeaten in their last 12 regular season outings.

Montreal come into this tie having lost 3-1 at home to New England, a game that extended their winless run to three. Impact have a very tough run in, so a draw would be a positive result here, giving them good grounding to push on with confidence.

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Team News

New York Red Bulls have four injury concerns heading into this tie as Gideon Baah, Connor Lade and Ronald Zubar are all expected to be out, while Omer Damari is a doubt.

Andres Romero remains the only player out for Montreal Impact.

Key Points

New York Red Bulls’ last five: D/W/W/D/D

Montreal Impact’s last five: D/W/L/D/L

Key Stat: New York Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last 12 regular season matches.

Key Player: Sacha Kljestan – The Red Bulls midfielder maestro has been a consistent performer all season. He has netted five times and racked up an impressive 13 assists.

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Score Prediction

New York Red Bulls 2-1 Montreal Impact – New York Red Bulls have been in incredible form of late, they have won nine of their last 11 games at Red Bull Arena and they will fancy their chances of continuing their unbeaten run here. Montreal have both the players and ability to trouble any side in MLS, but this is going to be an incredibly tough tie.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Montreal Impact vs Chicago Fire

Competition: Major League Soccer – Montreal Impact vs. Chicago Fire 

Venue: Stade Saputo – Saturday, August 20 – 19:30 ET (00:30 BST)

Match Odds: Montreal Impact 4/7 – Draw 14/5 – Chicago Fire 9/2

Match Preview

Montreal Impact welcome Chicago Fire to Stade Saputo on Saturday evening in an all Eastern Conference clash.

Impact are sitting 5th in the East, five points off of top spot. They have a comfortable six point lead on 7th place so they just need to make sure they keep picking up points to guarantee a playoff finish.

Montreal come into this one off the back of their 3-1 defeat to RBNY. They were ahead in the tie for all of one minute.

This is a tie Mauro Biello’s side really should be taking all three points in. They are favourites against a Chicago side who struggled on their travels.

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Chicago Fire are sitting bottom of the East heading into this tie despite the fact that only two sides have conceded less goals than them in the conference so far this season.

This is the second meeting between Chicago and Montreal this season. The earlier meeting ended 2-1 to Impact at Toyota Park, a sickening result for Fire as the winner came in stoppage time.

Chicago drew with Orlando last weekend, a positive result, but it will be a big ask for them to build on that here.

The stats make for bleak reading for Chicago ahead of the tie, they haven’t won on the road in 28 Major League Soccer outings. The Fire haven’t enjoyed playing at Stade Saputo in recent times, they have lost their last four there.

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Team News

Montreal Impact have just the three injury concerns ahead of this tie as Andres Romero is out, while Harry Shipp and Patrice Bernier are both doubts.

Joao Meira is Chicago Fire’s only injury concern heading into this tie.

Key Points

Montreal Impact’s last five: L/W/D/W/L

Chicago Fire’s last five: L/L/D/L/D

Key Stat: Chicago Fire have failed to win any of their last 28 away ties in Major League Soccer.

Key Player: Ignacio Piatti – Montreal’s most consistent performer will look to open up Chicago Fire’s defence this weekend. He has netted 13 goals so far this season.

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Score Prediction

Montreal Impact 3-1 Chicago Fire – Montreal Impact to pick up a routine three points against a Chicago Fire side who just cannot get a win on their travels.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Montreal Impact vs Philadelphia Union

Competition: Major League Soccer – Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union

Stadium: Stade Saputo – Saturday, May 14 – 17:00 ET (22:00 GMT)

Match Odds: Montreal 4/5 – Draw 13/5 – Philadelphia 100/30

Match Preview

Montreal Impact welcome Philadelphia Union to Stade Saputo this weekend in a key clash at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Montreal sit top of the East by one point. They come into this one off the back of their amazing second-half comeback away at Columbus, drawing 4-4 after being 4-1 down.

Mauro Biello’s side became the eighth team in MLS history to fight back from three goals down to earn at least a point and are looking in good shape.

However, the Impact have now drawn three on the bounce and will be looking to get back to winning ways here. They have only lost once at home in their four outings this season and will be confident of picking up a result.

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Philadelphia Union have been in a strong run of form coming into this tie. They are unbeaten in their last three games, winning one and drawing two and have only lost once in their last five.

The Union drew 2-2 with the Galaxy on Wednesday night and will be looking to extend their run here but know this is going to be a difficult tie, especially after a day’s less rest. They have won just one of their four games on the road in the 2016 campaign so far.

Jim Curtin’s side sit second in the East, trailing Montreal by one point, but they do have a game in hand so they’ll be looking to close the gap.

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Team News

Montreal Impact have five injury concerns ahead of this tie. Andres Romero, Cameron Porter, Donny Toia, Anthony Jackson-Hamel and Hassoun Camara are expected to miss out. Biello has no suspensions or players nearing suspension.

Philadelphia Union have two injury concerns. Maurice Edu is out, while Ken Tribbett is a doubt. Curtin also has no players nearing suspension to worry about.

Key Points

Montreal Impact’s form: W/L/D/D/D

Philadelphia Union’s form: W/L/W/D/D

Key Stat: Homesick – Philadelphia have lost three of their four away matches so far this season.

Key Player: Ignacio Piatti – It seems Piatti is the man to watch in all of Montreal’s games this season. He played a vital role in his side’s comeback last time out, scoring twice. He has netted six goals in the 2016 regular season.

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Score Prediction

Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union – Montreal to remain top of the East after another win at Stade Saputo. The Union have been in a great run of form but their struggles on the road could cost them here.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Columbus Crew vs Montreal Impact

Competition: Major League Soccer – Columbus Crew vs. Montreal Impact 

Venue: MAPFRE Stadium – Saturday, May 7 – 19:30 EST (00:30 GMT)

Match Odds: Columbus Crew 5/6 – Draw 13/5 – Montreal Impact 16/5

Match Preview

Columbus Crew welcome high-flying Montreal Impact to MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday evening in a game which has plenty to offer.

Crew are still struggling in games and sit 9th in the Eastern Conference as a result. Not many would have predicted this sort of season for them and they need to work on turning things around.

Gregg Berhaulter’s side come into this one off the back of their 1-0 loss against Seattle, which ended their two game winning streak, their only two wins of the season so far.

Scoring has been a problem for Crew who have netted just seven goals in their eight games. In their three home outings they have won twice, so it appears that home form would be their best chance of pusing their way up the table.

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Montreal Impact are sitting top of the Eastern Conference and are mounting a solid challenge for the Supporters’ Shield. Impact have already beaten Columbus Crew earlier this season, a 2-0 victory at home.

There is a little room for improvement for Mauro Biello’s team, who come into this one off the back of their 2-2 draw against Colorado.

Impact were in a winning position in the game against Colorado so will be ruing a missed chance to get back to winning ways. They are now winless in three (D2, L1)

MLS: New York City FC vs. Montreal Impact

Team News

Columbus Crew have two injury concerns, Gaston Sauro and Mohammed Saeid are doubts.

Montreal Impact have five players carrying injuries. Andres Romero, Cameron Porter, Donny Toia, Anthony Jackson-Hamel and Hassoun Camara are all expected to be out.

Key Points

Columbus Crew’s last five: D/L/W/W/L

Montreal Impact’s last five: W/W/L/D/D

Key Stat: Columbus have only lost once in seven all-time MLS home meetings against Montreal.

Key Player: Ignacio Piatti – The Montreal playmaker will be looking to breakdown the Crew defence who despite their lowly position in the league have only conceded ten goals.

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Score Prediction

Columbus Crew 1-2 Montreal Impact – Montreal to get back to winning ways and inflict more misery on Columbus.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC

Competition: Major League Soccer – Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC

Stadium: Stade Saputo – Saturday, April 23 – 16:00 ET (21:00 BST)

Match Odds: Montreal 11/10 – Draw 5/2 – Toronto 3/1

Match Preview

Montreal Impact welcome Toronto to Stade Saputo this weekend in the latest chapter of the 401 Derby between two Canadian rivals.

Montreal come into this tie as leaders of the Eastern Conference. They were victorious in their last outing, coming from behind to beat Chicago Fire 2-1.

The Impact have won the last two meetings between the sides and will be feeling confident heading into this fixture.

Mauro Biello’s Montreal have scored at least two in their last nine home Major League Soccer fixtures and have won all of those games so Toronto are up against it this weekend.

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Toronto are 4th in the Eastern Conference heading into this tie which, considering they have played all six of their fixtures this season away from home, is a good position to be in.

They come into this tie having won 1-0 away at DC United which ended a four-game winless streak. Greg Vanney’s side have struggled for consistency this season, but we can expect that to change once their home fixtures begin in two weeks.

This tie will be a test for Toronto who have averaged just one goal a game, and with Montreal’s home goalscoring form in mind, they could struggle to take all three points here.

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Team News

Montreal Impact have just three injury concerns ahead of this tie. Andres Romero and Cameron Porter are both expected to miss out, while Victor Cabrera is a doubt. Biello has the luxury of no suspensions or players nearing suspension through yellow card accumulation.

Toronto also have three injury concerns. Clement Simonin and Benoit Cheyrou are both out, while Tsubasa Endoh is a doubt. Vanney also has no concerns of players nearing suspension.

Key Points

Montreal Impact’s form: W/L/L/W/W

Toronto’s form: D/L/L/D/W

Key Stat: Fortress – Montreal have won their last nine home Major League Soccer games.

Key Player: Ignacio Piatti – The Montreal playmaker has already netted four goals this season including his side’s late winner last time out. He will be full of confidence.
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Score Prediction

Montreal Impact 2-1 Toronto FC – As the goalscoring form suggests Montreal will have just a little too much for Toronto and will remain top of the Eastern Conference after this Canadian derby clash.