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CF Montreal vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Home Side Remains Winless

If it weren’t for Charlotte FC, CF Montreal would be the worst team in the MLS Eastern Conference. Even so, the Impact come in as the soccer betting favorites to defeat Philadelphia Union. You know, the perks of playing at home. Needless to say, Philadelphia might be the smart bet here, especially after crushing Alianza in the CONCACAF Champions League.

CF Montreal: No Goals

As if losing three in a row wasn’t enough, CF Montreal hasn’t even scored a goal. It opened the season losing 2-0 to Inter Miami. Later, it lost 1-0 to Austin FC. Most recently, it lost 2-0 to Nashville SC.

CF Montreal vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
CF Montreal vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

To be fair, all three matches were on the road. The match against the Philadelphia Union will be Impact’s home debut. That alone should be an extra dose of motivation. Also, they won possession in two of those matches, meaning they just need to be more effective in front of goal.

CF Montreal recently lost Kei Kamara, who was traded to the Chicago Fire, and Djordje Mihailovic, who now plays for AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie. The good news is that its attacking unit still includes a certified scorer in Romell Quioto, who last season finished with 16 goals in all competitions.

The Impact dominate the soccer lines thanks to a +145 price. Why? Well, let’s not forget that they finished second in the Eastern Conference last season, and nine of their 20 victories were at home.

Philadelphia Union: Plenty of Goals

Unlike CF Montreal, the Philadelphia Union haven’t had any trouble scoring. They opened the season with a 4-1 victory over Columbus Crew. Later, they lost 2-0 to Inter Miami but bounced back by defeating the Chicago Fire 1-0.

The Union are also playing in the CCL, in which they crushed Alianza 4-0 in the second leg of the Round of 16 with Damion Lowe, Daniel Gazdag and Andres Perea as the scorers. That match was on Thursday, meaning they’ll have much less time than Montreal to plan Saturday’s game. On the other hand, they’ll be highly motivated after fulfilling their role as betting online favorites and advance.

If Montreal had a good 2022 season, Philadelphia’s was better. It finished atop the standings in the Eastern Conference and almost defeated Los Angeles FC for the MLS Cup. Pretty much all starters returned for 2023, including Gazdag, who finished 2022 with 22 goals.

Philadelphia Union is currently offering a +175 price in the sportsbook to win straight up.

— Diego Bianchi (@DiegoEOP) March 15, 2023

CF Montreal vs Philadelphia Union Head-to-Head

  • Previous Matches: 28
  • CF Montreal Victories: 9 (45 goals)
  • Philadelphia Union Victories: 10 (43 goals)
  • Draws: 9

Last season, these two met twice. First, the Union came from behind to win 2-1 in Montreal. Alejandro Bedoya and Daniel Gazdag were the scorers. Considering Philadelphia finished the game with 10 players after Julian Carranza was sent off, that was a huge victory.

Later, the Impact managed to snatch a point from the Union in Philly. Once again, it was a very physical matchup, with the referee showing six yellow cards in total.

You can also expect goals from this match. The total has gone over in seven of their last 10 meetings. According to the Las Vegas odds, the total for Saturday’s clash is set at 2½ goals, with the over offering a -125 price.

CF Montreal vs Philadelphia Union Match Information

  • Match: CF Montreal vs Philadelphia Union
  • Date/Time: Saturday, March 18th, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • CF Montreal vs Philadelphia Union Live Stream:fubo.tv

CF Montreal vs Philadelphia Union Betting Lines

CF Montreal vs Philadelphia Union Picks and Prediction

I truly believe CF Montreal will turn things around at some point, but not against the second-top-scoring team in the Eastern Conference. The Philadelphia Union are highly motivated and own the physical advantage after playing two more games than the Impact. Plus, Montreal hasn’t beaten Philadelphia since 2019. Finally, the Union at +175 is too good a deal not to include in your soccer picks.

The CF Montreal are listed at +145 in our Vegas Soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on CF Montreal, you have a chance to win $145. The Philadelphia are +175, offering a chance to win $175 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives CF Montreal a 40.82% chance to win, with Philadelphia at 36.36%.

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