With Montreal one place off the bottom of the table in the Eastern Conference, Sunday’s game at Minnesota takes on added importance. It’s still fairly early days in the current MLS season but it already seems as though Remi Garde’s team are in danger of being cut adrift.
With Minnesota also failing to impress up to this point, Montreal will feel they have a chance of upsetting the odds at the TCF Bank Stadium.
We have a tight result market for this one with odds against prices for all three potential outcomes and it’s Minnesota who start as favourites for the three points at 57/50 with MarathonBet. The draw can be backed at 29/10 with William Hill while victory for Montreal can be claimed at 9/4 with 888Sport.
Impact may be hopeful of a win but current form means that no-one will back Garde’s men with any confidence this Sunday. Coming into this match, Montreal have lost their last five matches and if they were playing a better side than Minnesota then we could effectively write them off completely.
The home team’s form is better but they haven’t won in their last three so this is a tough call between two clubs who are somewhat out of touch right now.
Individual Goal Scorers
We’ll make our own verdict shortly but who are the men in line to decide the outcome of this game? First Goal Scorer betting shows Christian Ramirez as the favourite to find the net first at 7/2 with William Hill. Minnesota’s main front man has a healthy strike rate of around one goal every two games so would seem a logical favourite to find the net first.
Up next is Ignacio Piatti at 6/1 with 888Sport. The Argentine has a similar striking record to Minnesota’s Ramirez and has been a favourite of ours in his time with Montreal so is definitely one to watch. Other options in the first goalscorer betting include Matteo Mancosu at a best of 13/2 with 888Sport, Mason Toye at a top price of 15/2 with William Hill and as a long shot, maybe Harrison Heath could be your man at 14/1 with William Hill.
Of those suggestions, Mancosu is another Montreal player who provided us with profits last season although these came on a more infrequent basis. We like to stick with our favourites however so, while Impact may struggle in this game, Piatti to score anytime is our tip here at a top industry price of 9/5 with 888Sport.
Other Side Bets
If we look at some of the most popular side bets, Both Teams to Score is available for this match at a best price of 5/9 with 10Bet. That looks a little short for a game featuring two sides that are short on form right now so the ‘No’ option may be better there at 13/10 with 10Bet once again.
Impact have scored four goals in their last five games and have failed to hit the target in their last three while Minnesota have five in their last five. Based on those stats, we could draw the obvious conclusion that we won’t see a feast of goals on Sunday so it could be an option to back Under 2.5 goals in this game which would come in at generous best odds of 11/8 with BetBright.
However, we think that we will see slightly more goal action than that and will therefore finish with a Correct Score tip of Minnesota United FC 2 Montreal Impact 1 which is available at 10/1 with William Hill after what could be another difficult 90 minutes for the Canadian side.
- Minnesota United FC to win at 57/50 with MarathonBet
- Ignacio Piatti to score anytime at 9/5 with 888Sport
- Correct Score of Minnesota United FC 2 Montreal Impact 1 at 10/1 with William Hill