CF Montreal vs. DC United – MLS, June 23, 2021

| June 23, 2021 7:07 am PDT

The midweek Major League Soccer action continues with an intriguing Eastern-Conference clash between CF Montreal and DC United.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
  • Kick-Off Time: 20:00 (ET)
  • Venue: DRV PNK Stadium, Florida

With a record of 4-0-5, Hernan Losada’s men find themselves sixth in the standings. DC is one of only two sides in the division that has yet to register a draw in 2021.

On the flip side, Montreal sits eighth – one point behind DC. The Canadians carry a record of 3-2-3 into Week 9, having defeated Chicago Fire last time out.

I’m going to jump straight into my prediction and pick for CF Montreal vs. DC United. After that, I will analyze the odds for Wednesday’s clash before sharing the reasons behind my prediction.

  • CF Montreal vs. DC United Betting Pick: The Draw
  • CF Montreal vs. DC United Correct Score Prediction: 2-2

DC has to draw sooner or later, right? After recording four wins and five draws across their opening nine games, I can see the Black-and-Red picking up their first draw of the season this week.

With just a single point between them in the standings, there is very little to separate Montreal and DC at the moment. For that reason, Wednesday’s match is likely to be a closely fought encounter.

Let’s check out the CF Montreal vs. DC United odds.

Latest Odds for Montreal vs. DC United

CF Montreal to Win2.25
The Draw3.55
DC United to Win3.05

The betting sites view Montreal (2.25) as the favorite to win this one. But as you can see, the price for the “home” win is sizeable. Also, don’t forget that Wilfried Nancy’s men are playing their home games at Inter Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium for the time being.

DC United (3.05) is the clear underdog here, despite securing back-to-back wins on either side of the recent lay-off. Still, it is difficult to ignore the juicy price for the draw (3.55).

Why I’m Backing Montreal and DC to Draw

It’s safe to say that Montreal hit the ground running under Nancy. The Quebecers posted an impressive three-match unbeaten streak at the start of the season, crushing Toronto 4-2 before drawing with both Nashville and Columbus.

However, they have since lost three of their previous five games – going down to Vancouver, Atlanta, and Cincinnati while scoring just once in the process.

It looked as though Montreal was heading for a goalless draw with Chicago last weekend, but Mason Toye changed that. The 22-year-old netted an 87th-minute winner against the Fire, meaning he has scored three goals in three MLS appearances this year.

Each of Montreal’s previous three matches has been decided by just a single goal. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be a shock if Nancy’s men recorded their third draw of the season on Wednesday.

Having lost five of their first seven games in 2021, the Black-and-Red found themselves in an all too familiar position. But, thankfully, they have managed to turn things around recently.

Losada’s men secured a shock 3-0 victory over Inter Miami before the break, with Ola Kamara bagging a brace on that occasion. Immediately after the lay-off, they beat the same opponent 1-0 thanks to another Kamara strike.

Kamara missed the opening three matches through injury, but he has since netted four goals in six appearances.

It feels as though DC has made it through a difficult period. Following a testing spell, I’m confident that Losada’s men will be able to extend their unbeaten streak to three games in Florida – holding Montreal to a draw.

  • The Draw
Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

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