New York City FC vs. CF Montreal 3/12/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/11/2022 at 11:13 AM ET

New York City FC vs. CF Montreal 3/12/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

On Saturday, New York City FC hosts CF Montreal in a MLS Eastern Conference matchday 3 fixture. New York City FC is ninth in the conference table at 0-1-1 on one point with a goal difference of -1. New York City FC defeated Comunicaciones 3-1 on Tuesday night in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals tie. Prior to that, New York City FC battled on the road to a 0-0 draw with Vancouver in MLS play last weekend.

New York City FC has yet to score a goal through its first two matches of the MLS. Over the last five matches across all competitions, New York City FC has three victories, one draw and one loss and over that span has scored nine goals and conceded two. New York City FC’s goalkeeper and back line have three clean sheets over the last five matches played.

Montreal is 12th in the conference table at 0-0-2 on zero points with a goal difference of -3. Montreal has lost each of its first two matches in the MLS this season. Montreal was defeated by Orlando 2-0 in the season opener and followed that with a 2-1 loss at home to Philadelphia Union last weekend.

In their two matches played this season, Montreal is scoring an average of 0.50 goals per match while allowing an average of 2.00 goals per match. Over the last five matches played across all competitions, Montreal has one victory and four losses. During that span, Montreal has scored four goals and conceded seven. Montreal's only goal scored in the MLS this season was by Lassi Lappalainen and Ismael Kone has the only assist.

New York City FC is not off to a strong start in defense of its MLS Cup title but looked strong on the road when battling to a scoreless draw with Vancouver and easily defeated Guatemala’s Comunicaciones in the quarterfinals  of the CONCACAF Chalmpions League 3-1.CF Montreal has struggled with two consecutive losses to open the 2022 MLS campaign and with just goal scored through two matches, which makes the play here UNDER. Final Score Prediction, New York City FC wins but our best play is UNDER 2-0.

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