Montreal Impact VS Columbus Crew, hosts are favorites

Posted Sat, 01 May 2021 09:50:45 GMT        

Match Time:5/2/2021 03:00 Sunday  (GMT+8)

USA Major League Soccer --  Montreal Impact   VS   Columbus Crew

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TEAM NEWS

CF Montreal may be without Luis Binks.

The Columbus Crew found out midfielder Aidan Morris will miss the 2021 season due to knee surgery

 

CF Montreal

Suspended: None

Doubtful: Luis Binks (undisclosed)

Injured/unavailable: None

 

Columbus Crew

Suspended: None

Doubtful: Darlington Nagbe (hamstring); Derrick Etienne, Vito Wormgoor (both ankle)

Injured/unavailable: Kevin Molino (hamstring); Aidan Morris, Marlon Hairston (both knee), Evan Bush (calf), Aidan Morris (knee)

 

MATCH PREVIEW

MAIN PREDICTION: HANDICAP HAD HOME WIN

 

A 2-2 away draw against Nashville SC might look fine on paper for CF Montreal, but it feels like a defeat after blowing a 2-0 lead. Mason Toye gave CF Montreal the lead after 13 minutes and Zachary Brault-Guillard doubled it half an hour later. The visitors then took their foot off the gas pedal and saw Nashville SC score in the 54th and 77th minutes to earn a point. CF Montreal now has a win and draw after two matches.

The Columbus Crew drew the Philadelphia union 0-0 in their season-opener and then took last weekend off with a bye. They return to action against Montreal CF this weekend. They recently signed free agent defender Saad Abdul-Salaam who played with FC Cincinnati last season.

Columbus Crew won the MLS Playoffs last year, but they suffered a defeat to CF Montreal. CF Montreal has been impressive so far and should earn a point. My advice would be to take CF Montreal on the handicap market.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

CF Montreal won 2-1 in Columbus last season to hand the Crew their only home league loss. Each side has three wins and defeats in the past six league clashes.  

Montreal Impact VS Columbus Crew, hosts are favorites