Montreal Impact will travel to New York City knowing that victory against Patrick Vieira’s men will see the visitors climb above their opponents in the Eastern Conference table. On paper, this is a difficult clash to call; it could be an entertaining, open contest or a tight-knit affair depending on how the Canadian outfit approach Saturday’s game.
New York City will head into this one as favourites and you can back the home side at 21/20 with 888Sport. Meanwhile, you can back the draw at 5/2 with 888Sport once again or a Montreal Impact win at a very appealing figure of 28/11 with 10Bet.
Both teams managed to score in their respective fixtures last weekend and punters will be expecting plenty of goals this weekend. Bet365 are offering 1/2 for both sides to score at least once during the clash and that may prove to be one of the more obvious bets over the 90 minutes.
It is hard to imagine anybody keeping a clean sheet in this one but for those who fancy an uneventful affair, you can back the goalless draw at 14/1 with Bet365.
Individual Goal Scorers
In years gone by, David Villa has been New York’s main man in attack and the Spanish star will lead the line again for City this season. At 13/16 to score at anytime in the match with 888Sport, he is short enough but a brace last time out against DC United may be enough to tempt punters to back the veteran to bag at least one goal.
But if you’re feeling really brave, why not take the 37/13 available with 888Sport for Villa to notch the opening goal of the game? He is by far and away the most talented player on the pitch and the 35-year-old will be raring to bag another MLS goal on Saturday.
For Montreal, Matteo Mancosu could be the one to make the breakthrough. The Italian got his name on the scoresheet in the 2-2 draw with Seattle last weekend and he is well priced at 8/5 with bet365 to score for the second week in a row.
Meanwhile, Montreal cult legend Ignacio Piatti will be looking to have a positive effect once again after also scoring against the Sounders. Mancosu opened the scoring that day but it may prove prudent to side with Piatti this time around; punters can back the Argentine to net the opening goal at 6/1 with 888Sport.
Other Side Bets
As previously mentioned, goals may be on the cards in this one – there were four goals in both games involving Montreal and New York City last weekend. At the time of writing, you can get 5/8 with Bet365 for three or more goals. Decent value, huh? If you fancy four or more, Betway are offering 11/8; a tempting price considering recent results.
City won the last encounter between the two sides 3-1 and you can back the hosts to win by the exact same score at 14/1 with bet365 or 888Sport. With David Villa in sparkling form, you wouldn’t necessarily bet against it.
With Villa in fine form and Montreal’s main danger men bagging goals last weekend, a high scoring affair could be on the cards. New York City are notoriously strong at home but they aren’t necessarily known for their defensive prowess. The 11/8 available with Betway for over 3.5 goals might just be the pick of the bunch.
- David Villa to score anytime @ 13/16 with 888Sport
- New York City to win @ 21/20 with 888Sport
- Over 3.5 goals @ 11/8 with Betway