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Montreal Impact v Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders (7-5-3) visit the Montreal Impact (7-3-7) in an intriguing midweek matchup in the MLS. Both sides are coming off of a loss, but a win for either squad would push them into the top three of their respective divisions in the MLS.

Montreal Impact

The Impact have taken up a solid position in the MLS Eastern Conference, but don’t let their placement in the standings fool you. This side is in fifth place in the East, but their goal differential of 19 goals scored to 27 goals conceded is an accurate depiction of the level of this Impact side. Montreal have started to make a habit of turning in some poor performances in games that they should be winning, including a 2-1 loss to last-place Cincinnati FC, and a 0-3 home loss to Orlando in their last match. A significant knee injury to playmaker Ignacio Piatti (out for 8-12 weeks) will make matters worse for Montreal, who have struggled to create chances and goals without the Argentine.

Montreal is in poor form, losing three of their last five matches prior to their match against Seattle. The Impact have a 2-1-3 record in their last six matches, but record at home has been better. Montreal has a 3-1-2 record through six home games so far, but they’ve not been dominant. The Impact have scored just four goals at home all season, going scoreless in the two losses and the draw.

Montreal Impact MLS Form

DateFixtureFTHT
2019.05.18 Montreal Impact
New England Revolution
0
0
0
0
2019.05.11 FC Cincinnati
Montreal Impact
2
1
1
0
2019.05.08 New York Red Bulls
Montreal Impact
1
2
1
0
2019.05.04 Montreal Impact
New York City FC
0
2
0
1
2019.04.28 Montreal Impact
Chicago Fire
1
0
0
0
2019.04.24 New England Revolution
Montreal Impact
0
3
0
0
2019.04.20 Philadelphia Union
Montreal Impact
3
0
2
0
2019.04.13 Montreal Impact
Columbus Crew
1
0
0
0
2019.04.09 DC United
Montreal Impact
0
0
0
0
2019.04.06 New York City FC
Montreal Impact
0
0
0
0
2019.03.30 Sporting Kansas City
Montreal Impact
7
1
3
0
2019.03.16 Orlando City
Montreal Impact
1
3
0
2
2019.03.09 Houston Dynamo
Montreal Impact
2
1
1
1
2019.03.02 San Jose Earthquakes
Montreal Impact
1
2
1
2

Seattle Sounders

After losing just one match in their first 13, the Sounders have went on to lose their last two. It hasn’t been all negative, as recent weeks have also seen the rise of striker Raul Ruidiaz. The Peruvian has found his scoring boots in recent weeks, finding the back of the net in each of his last three starts, pushing his goal tally to a team-high six. The striker position has suited Ruidiaz well, who has been played as a winger during his time with the Sounders. Look for the finishing ability of Ruidiaz to earn himself yet another goal in a winnable game for the Sounders.

The Sounders are struggling heading into this one against Montreal. Seattle has lost their last two matches, putting their record at 2-2-2 in their last six matches. Both of those losses came on the road for the Sounders, who have been poor away from home all season. Seattle has a record of 1-3-3 in seven away games, with a winless 0-2-3 record in their last five games away from home.

Seattle Sounders MLS Form

DateFixtureFTHT
2019.05.18 Philadelphia Union
Seattle Sounders
0
0
0
0
2019.05.15 Seattle Sounders
Orlando City
2
1
1
0
2019.05.11 Seattle Sounders
Houston Dynamo
1
0
1
0
2019.05.04 Minnesota Utd
Seattle Sounders
1
1
1
1
2019.04.28 Seattle Sounders
Los Angeles FC
1
1
1
1
2019.04.24 Seattle Sounders
San Jose Earthquakes
2
2
0
1
2019.04.21 Los Angeles FC
Seattle Sounders
4
1
2
0
2019.04.13 Seattle Sounders
Toronto FC
3
2
1
1
2019.04.06 Seattle Sounders
Real Salt Lake
1
0
1
0
2019.03.31 Vancouver Whitecaps
Seattle Sounders
0
0
0
0
2019.03.16 Chicago Fire
Seattle Sounders
2
4
0
2
2019.03.10 Seattle Sounders
Colorado Rapids
2
0
2
0
2019.03.02 Seattle Sounders
FC Cincinnati
4
1
3
1

The Odds

Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.

Montreal Impact to win @ 2.10 (11/10) with Unibet.
Seattle Sounders to win @ 3.61 (261/100) with Red Zone.
Draw @ 3.50 (5/2) with William Hill.

Odds taken at 13:00 GMT 04/06/2019

Key Points

  • Five of the last six matches between Montreal and Seattle has ended with less than 2.5 goals
  • The Seattle Sounders are winless in their last three matches
  • The Montreal Impact have conceded first in five of their last seven matches

Our Verdict and Best Bets

The Sounders visit the Impact in a matchup between two teams who are trying to push past their mid-table positions. Wednesday’s matchup will be a difficult one for the Impact, who have been less than impressive at home. Bettors should be considering placing a wager on the Seattle Sounders at +.5 (-130). The Sounders will be looking to change their recent road form, and the Impact are an ideal opponent to play to accomplish this. Seattle has more than enough to pull off a draw or win in this midweek clash, making this our go-to bet for this match.

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