Orlando City SC vs. Montreal Impact - 7/25/20 MLS Soccer Picks and Prediction
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Montreal Impact at Orlando City SC
MLS Soccer: Saturday July 25th at 8:00 PM
The Line: Montreal +250 / Orlando City -103 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Orlando City SC and the Montreal Impact will face off in the first stage of the knockout round on Saturday in Orlando. Even though this game is played in Orlando, there is no home field advantage for Orlando City in this game.
Orlando City SC have to feel really good about themselves coming into this game. To start this tournament Orlando City SC came away with a 2-1 victory over Inter Miami. In the second game of the group stage against NYCFC, the offense was also really good putting up three goals and that led to the victory. In that game against NYCFC Chris Mueller scored a goal in the 4th and 10th minute, and they never looked back. After two wins Orlando City knew they were through so it seemed like they took their foot off the gas a little bit. Against Philadelphia Union they gave up the first goal in the 68th minute, but in the 70th minute they responded with a goal and that led to a 1-1 draw. The offense is good for Orlando City but the defense being suspect at times has to be concerning.
On the other side of this matchup is the Montreal Impact who somehow made it through to the knockout stage of this tournament. To start the tournament the Montreal Impact lost to the New England Revolution. In that first game they actually had 56 percent of the possession but still lost the game.
In the second game, the Montreal Impact’s defense really let them down. Against Toronto FC the Montreal Impact gave up four goals, and even though they scored three goals, that wasn’t enough to come away with a win. In the last game against DC United, the defense was strong not giving up a goal and that led to a 1-0 draw.
The Impact were really lucky to get through to this round, but in this game they are really going to have no shot to come away with a victory. In this game, Orlando City SC is going to have a strong defense and their offense is going to be the difference. Back Orlando City to come away with a victory on the money line.