This Saturday evening, the New York Red Bulls and the Montreal Impact take each other on in an intriguing MLS clash. The Red Bulls are currently in second place in the Eastern Conference, while the Impact are just three places and seven points behind them, making this a match worth following.
New York Red Bulls v Montreal Impact Tips
Prediction: There will be at least four goals scored
While it’s hard to predict who will be the winner of this clash – especially given that their last six meetings have finished with two New York Red Bulls wins, two Montreal Impact wins and two draws – one thing that fans should expect is to see goals. There were six goals in New York Red Bulls’ last match – a 3-3 draw with Toronto FC – while there were four goals in the last Montreal Impact game – a 3-1 loss against New England Revolution.
That suggests that both these teams are capable enough of scoring and of conceding, so there could be plenty of goals at the Red Bull Arena this Saturday evening. A good tip, therefore, would be to back the odds of 13/8 for there to be over 3.5 goals before the final whistle is blown.
Considering that the average total goals from these teams’ matches is exactly 3.07, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if this encounter produced at least four ripples of the net – as happened when the teams last met and the New York side finished with a 3-1 victory.
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Here’s another tip! New York Red Bulls will be leading at the break
As mentioned above, it is a difficult match to make full-time predictions for, but one thing fans can probably predict with a degree of certainty is that the home side will be in the lead at the half-time break.
In six of Montreal Impact’s last seven MLS matches they have been trailing at the half-time interval, even if they went on to draw a couple of those games with improved second half performances. They are habitually slow starters, as was shown once again last week when they conceded an opening minute goal to New England Revolution’s Kei Kamara.
In two of New York’s last three games, meanwhile, they have been in the lead when the half-time whistle sounded, so betting on the odds of 6/5 for them to be leading after 45 minutes this weekend is certainly a logical move.
Whatever happens in this MLS fixture, it promises to be a thrilling affair.