Seattle Sounders FC vs. Montreal Impact – MLS handicapping

Matchup: Sounders vs Impact Insight

The Seattle Sounders are still in 3rd place in the Western Conference, but they have not won in their last 4 matches with 2 losses and 2 draws.

Seattle 7-3-3 (2-0-3 V) at Montreal 3-7-3 (2-1-2 H)
Saturday June 17th – 7:30 PM
Match Odds: Montreal 2.90 / Seattle 2.40 / Draw 3.25
Moneyline: Montreal +190 / Seattle +140 / Draw +225
Over/Under: 2.5 goals

Odds provided by Bovada

However, they have a good chance to get back in the W column when they head North of the Border to play the expansion Montreal Impact.

The Impact have 2 losses in their last 3 matches and they have given up the most goals in the Eastern Conference.

The Impact have given up 5 goals in their last 2 matches and at least they will be facing a Seattle offense that has only scored more than 1 goal in their last 4 matches.

This season the Impact are 2-1-2 at home and the Sounders have yet to lose on the road with 3 wins and 2 draws.

The Sounders have the best defense in the MLS and have conceded the fewest goals. In their 5 away matches they have only given up 4 goals. Goalie Bryan Meredith posted 275 straight shutout minutes to start his career in the MLS and his goals against average is only 0.92.

The Impact’s offense is decent led by Bernardo Corradi, who has scored 4 goals.

Eddie Johnson and Fredy Montero have combined for 7 goals so far this season and while the Seattle offense is not a dynamic one these guys are dangerous and will have to play well in Montreal.

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Seattle Sounders vs. Montreal Impact Gambling Odds & Handicapping

The Seattle offense has looked solid in their last 2 matches scoring 10 in 2 US Open Cup wins.

The Sounders have not played a MLS match in 3 weeks and they cannot come out rusty facing a Montreal team that does have talent.

The Montreal defense is led by central DF Matteo Ferrari and the former Italy Serie A player will have to play well for Montreal to win.

Goalie Donovan Rickets is error prone, but still a solid keeper that won 2010 MLS goalie of the year.

Montreal midfielder Felipe is a crafty player that is creative and must open up some scoring chances for the Impact on offense and also get back on defense, especially on the counter attack.

The Impact can attack quickly and have good ball movement and they will have to do those things against a great Sounders’ defense.

Montreal Last 5 Matches

Apr 28th Montreal Impact 2 Portland Timbers 0 (MLS)
May 5th Kansas City 0 Montreal Impact 2 (MLS)
May 12th Montreal Impact 1 Los Angeles 1 (MLS)
May 19th Montreal Impact 1 New York Red Bulls 2     (MLS)
May 26th Colorado 3 Montreal Impact 2 (MLS)

Seattle Last 5 Matches

May 19th Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Seattle Sounders 2 (MLS)
May 23rd Seattle Sounders 0 Columbus 2 (MLS)
May 26th Chivas USA 1 Seattle Sounders 1 (MLS)
May 30th Silverbacks 1 Seattle Sounders 5 (US OPEN CUP)
June 5th Cal FC 0 Seattle Sounders 5 (US OPEN CUP)

Jason’s Prediction: I think the Sounders will continue their good play on defense, but their offense will also play well facing a suspect Impact defense. Seattle will stay undefeated on the road with a win over Montreal.

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