Atlanta United at Montreal Impact 9/29/19 - MLS Picks & Predictions

By: Paul |

Last Updated: 09/28/2019 at 7:40 PM ET

Montreal Impact are coming off a great performance in the Canadian Championship final, where they captured the trophy. They will now have to focus on their MLS duties, as they will host Atlanta United on Sunday. Atlanta United have already booked their ticket to the playoffs, while Montreal still have some chances to do so as well.

Atlanta United (17-12-3) crashed and burned in the big match against New York City last week, falling by a huge 1-4. That loss came after back to back wins against San Jose and Cincinnati, as Atlanta have now lost three of their last five (2-3-0). They are sitting at the 3rd spot of the Eastern Conference with 54 points, six ahead of DC United and one behind Philadelphia. Atlanta United have been hit-or-miss on the road so far (6-10-0), winning four of their last six, while keeping clean sheets in all four wins.

Montreal Impact (11-17-4) did a great job in the second leg of the Canadian Championship final, where they beat Toronto in the shootout and captured the trophy. Last week they fell by 1-2 on the road against the LA Galaxy and have now lost four of their last five. They are sitting at the 9th spot of the Eastern Conference with 37 points, one behind Chicago and five behind the 7th New England and the last playoff spot. Montreal have lost each of their last two MLS matches at home and have a mediocre 7-6-2 overall record.

Atlanta United won by 1-2 when the two teams met in Atlanta earlier in the season, and have now won each of the last four matches against Montreal (4-1-0 all-time). Each team has won once in two previous matches in this venue. Montreal will be high on their new silverware and that can mean either complacency in their next match, or a huge morale boost. Going with the Over 3 Goals here, while I wouldn’t be surprised if Montreal got a result here.

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