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New York Red Bulls v Montreal Impact Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

July 26, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Sunday 30 July – Red Bull Arena – Major League Soccer

The New York Red Bulls host the Montreal Impact on Sunday, with Jesse Marsch’s side desperate to continue the hot streak of results in MLS.

Past Meetings

The Montreal Impact have a clear edge in terms of results in recent meetings, with the Canadian side winning their last three MLS matches against the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls’ last win in this fixture came back in September 2016, with a narrow 1-0 win.

Team News

Visitors Montreal could be boosted by the return of two key players, ahead of their trip to New York for Sunday’s game.

Defender Victor Cabrera and striker Ignacio Piatti are both back in training following respective knee and groin injuries. However, both players will undergo fitness tests ahead of Sunday’s game.

Ambroise Oyongo remains a long term absentee for Montreal, and he is unlikely to play again in 2017 after undergoing major knee surgery.

For the Red Bulls, defender Aurelin Collin is back in the first team squad following a hamstring injury, and is set to play against Montreal.

Gideon  Baah and Mike Grella are both out for the remainder of the season, with a broken leg and knee surgery respectively.

New York Red Bulls v Montreal Impact Preview and Predictions

The New York Red Bulls are in good form ahead of Sunday’s game,  winning four out of their last five MLS games, including victories in their last three.

Montreal, on the other hand, have been far from consistent in recent weeks, with just two wins in  their last seven MLS games, and without back-to-back wins since the start of June.

The Red Bulls should have enough of an edge to win this game, and a home victory is priced at 8/15.

Despite their inability to maintain form, Montreal do carry a goal threat in their ranks with Piatti, and should get themselves on the score sheet. You can get 5/1 on an away win, while both teams to score’s priced at 8/13.

Recommended Bets

New York Red Bulls to win 2-1 at 7/1

With Bradley Wright-Phillips and Daniel Royer in their ranks, the hosts should have enough to extend their recent run to four consecutive wins. However Montreal will not lie down easy at the Red Bull Arena, and their own attacking unit will cause problems.

First half to be the highest scoring at 2/1

Both sides have scored early in recent matches,  with the Red Bulls scoring in the first half in their last three games. Montreal have done the same in their last two games. With that in mind, a burst of early goals could be on the cards, and a lower risk than selecting the actual result.

 

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