Montreal were 2-1 winners when these sides clashed in the reverse fixture just two weeks ago and Wilfried Nancy’s side appear to have been grossly underestimated by the bookmakers for their trip to New Jersey this Thursday.
That result formed part of an ongoing six match unbeaten sequence for Montreal (W4, D2) and the Canadians have now won their last three games on the spin after a thrilling 5-4 success against Cincinnati at the weekend.
Montreal could be feeling the pinch from those exertions here, though they’re hugely overpriced based on their recent form and the fact that New York have lost their last two starts.
The visitors haven’t been great on the road this term, though they’ve only lost two of their six away trips. At around 7/4, a punt on Montreal in the double chance market appeals as they have the quality and attacking threat to at least take a point from Red Bull Arena.
We think it will be a fairly close contest overall, and correct score players are guided towards a 2-2 result with both teams averaging around 1.5 goals per game this season.
The hosts have scored over 2.5goals in Six of their last ten matches while the visitors have scored over 2.5goals in five of their last ten matches.The goal difference is 16-11 in favour of the hosts.
Prediction:Both teams to score with over 2.5goals.