Philadelphia Union will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-1 MLS defeat last time out to Toronto FC.
In that game, Philadelphia Union had 43% possession and 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Philadelphia Union was Santos (5'). Toronto FC got 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Akinola (58') and Pozuelo (76') scored for Toronto FC.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Philadelphia Union defence. The U have been miserly, seeing the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their previous six games standing at 4.
Montreal Impact will go into the meeting following on from a 0-1 MLS win with the defeat of Columbus Crew in their previous match.
In that match, Montreal Impact had 45% possession and 12 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Montreal Impact, the goalscorers were Lappalainen (22') and Urruti (67'). On the other side, Chicago Fire got 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Berič (15') and Calvo (73') scored for Chicago Fire.
A run of fairly poor efforts from the Montreal Impact defensive unit has resulted in a record of 18 goals being let through by them in only their previous six fixtures. They definitely need to see an improvement in this disappointing area of their game. That pattern isn’t assured to be sustained here, however.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 13/08/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Philadelphia Union winning 3 of those games, Montreal Impact 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in all at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
Team News: Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union boss Jim Curtin has no fitness concerns to speak of before this clash owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Montreal Impact
Montreal boss Thierry Henry has a number of players out of action. Mathieu Choinière (Ankle Injury), Orji Okwonkwo (Hamstring Injury), Emanuel Maciel (Herniated Disc), Steeven Saba (Fractured Foot), Ballou Tabla (Adductor problems) and Mason Toye (Quarantine) will miss out on this game.
We feel that in this game, Montreal Impact have it within them to put one past this Philadelphia Union outfit, although it is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We can see both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Philadelphia Union when all is said and done. Let’s just see how this one goes.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at the bookies’ prices on the 90 minute result market, victory for Philadelphia Union is best priced at 1.53, backing the game finishing all-square is 4.54 and betting on the winning team to be Montreal Impact gets 6. Those are the best of the returns on offer at this very moment.