Montreal Impact have started the season with six away matches due to the renovation in their stadium. But now it is done, and Montreal Impact will finally return to the Saputo Stadium. In their first home match of the season they will play host to Columbus Crew on Saturday. Columbus Crew have been really strong so far in the season and are coming off two great wins.
Date/Time: 4-13-2019, 13:00 ST
Spread: Columbus Crew +0.25
Total: 2.5 Goals
Montreal Impact (2-2-2) are coming into this match after a goal-less draw on the road against DC United. It was a terrible match in terms of shots on target, as Montreal had the only one in that match. Prior to that they also split the points in a goal-less draw against New York City FC on the road. Montreal Impact are now sitting at the 7th spot of the Eastern Conference with 8 points. They have just as many as Orlando City and Cincinnati ahead of them. Moreover, they have grabbed all eight points on the road, which is a huge upgrade from last season.
On the other hand, Columbus Crew (4-1-1) beat New England Revolution by a slim 0-1 at home. This match was also pretty poor, with just a few shots on goal by the two teams. Williams scored the only goal of the match at the 42nd minute for the final 0-1. Columbus Crew have been really good so far in the season, with all four of their wins coming with clean sheet. They are leading the Eastern Conference with 13 points and the best defense with just four conceded goals.
The two teams exchanged home wins last season, with Columbus winning by 2-3 at home before falling by 0-3 on the road. Montreal have been really good as hosts against Columbus over the years (6-2-1) and have won five of the last six.
Since this is the first match in their renovated arena, I will go with the home team here. Columbus Crew are traditionally weak on the road. Montreal Impact will surely want to please their home crowd on this one.
MLS Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew Prediction: Montreal Impact -0.25 (+104)
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