Portland Timbers vs Montreal Impact Betting Tip
Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the Major League Soccer 2018 Match Portland Timbers vs Montreal Impact. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.
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Portland Timbers vs Montreal Impact | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
There is plenty of Major League Soccer action to look forward to across the weekend and the final game on Sunday sees Portland Timbers welcome Montreal Impact to Providence Park for an intra-Conference match.
Portland Timbers start this match in fourth place in the Eastern Conference but have two games in hand on the top teams. A win in this match and in their additional games would see them force their way into the top two places.
Montreal Impact are currently sixth in the Western Conference, which is the final playoff qualifying place. A win could move them above New England Revolution.
Portland Timbers Form
Portland Timbers cup ambitions came to an end in mid-week when they were knocked out by Los Angeles FC. Portland Timbers lost the game 3-2 and that was their first defeat in their last 15 games.
Having started the season very slowly, Portland Timbers have started to turn things around. Following the 3-2 loss at Orlando City at the beginning of April, they have been on a run of 8 wins and 4 draws in their last 12 MLS games.
Portland Timbers are yet to taste defeat at home this season, winning 5 and drawing 2 of their 7 MLS matches. Both teams have scored in 3 of their last 4 home league games and Portland Timbers have failed to score more than 2 goals in any of their last 5 on home soil.
Montreal Impact Form
Montreal Impact may be down in sixth place in the Eastern Conference but they have been in good recent form.
In mid-week, while Portland Timbers were losing to Los Angeles FC in the Open Cup, Montreal Impact defeated Vancouver Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship. The 1-0 win followed a good 2-0 victory over Son Jose Earthquakes in the MLS last weekend.
Montreal Impact found life tough at the beginning of the campaign but have won 6 of their last 7 games in all competitions. There have been wins over Orlando City (twice), Sporting Kansas City and Colorado Rapids in addition to the two wins highlighted above.
The only defeat came at New York City and that was a heavy 3-0 loss. Away form has been poor and Montreal Impact have lost 7 of their last 8 away MLS games. They have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 on the road.
Head to Head
Portland Timbers will be without Cristhian Paredes and Liam Ridgewell who both have hamstring injuries. David Guzman has returned from World Cup duty and could come back into contention for this game.
Montreal Impact have four players on the treatment table and Kyle Fisher, Zakaria Diallo, David Choiniere and Louis Baland-Goyette are all set to miss the match. Raheem Edwards and Alejandro Silva are competing for a place at right-back.
Portland Timbers vs Montreal Impact Betting Tip: Portland Timbers to win
Montreal Impact have improved as the season has developed but so have Portland Timbers and the away form of Montreal Impact suggests they could struggle in this game. Portland Timbers are favourites to win at 6/10 with William Hill.
Montreal Impact have found scoring goals away from home difficult recently and Portland Timbers will see this as the perfect opportunity to keep a clean sheet. You can get 21/10 with William Hill for Portland Timbers to win to nil.
Sebastian Blanco has 5 goals from midfield this season, making him the second highest goal scorer for Portland Timbers. Ladbrokes offer 6/4 for Blanco to score at any time.
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