DC United vs. Montreal Impact – MLS, November 8, 2020

| November 5, 2020 6:23 am PDT

DC United welcomes Montreal to Audi Field on Sunday, November 8, with both sides still in with a chance of reaching the playoffs.

The Black & Red must win and hope that other results go their way, while a victory for the Canadians would see them qualify, regardless of what happens elsewhere.

This is set to be a thriller! Read on to see my DC United vs. Montreal Impact prediction.

DC United vs. Montreal Impact Odds

DC United to Win 2.30
The Draw 3.45
Montreal Impact to Win 2.95

The leading online sportsbooks seems to think that DC United (2.30) has the upper hand on Sunday. But the big odds for both the home win and the away win suggest that this will be a closely-fought encounter.

With a two-point lead over DC, Montreal (2.95) currently has the advantage. However, this game could easily go either way.

DC United vs. Montreal Impact Preview

The fact that DC United still stands an outside chance of reaching the playoffs is pretty unbelievable.

The Black & Red looked dead and buried following a nine-game winless between early September and late October. But interim head coach Chad Ashston has overseen a remarkable turnaround.

After stopping the rot with an impressive draw against Philadelphia Union, three straight victories thrusted the Washington club into playoff contention. DC beat Cincinnati, Atlanta United, and Columbus Crew, before a crazy 4-3 loss to New England Revolution ended the winning streak last weekend.

In fact, Ashton’s men could easily have come away from Gillette Stadium with something to show for their efforts. They raced into a 2-0 lead inside 30 minutes, but a Revs resurgence eventually saw them lose the game.

Still, DC will be heading into the final day of the regular season in a buoyant mood.

It’s fair to say that Montreal has been one of the most inconsistent teams in MLS this year. The Canadians have picked up a number of eye-catching wins over the course of the campaign, yet they have lost to many of the country’s lesser sides.

The majority of the Impact’s victories came earlier in the season, with the team only managing to pick up two wins in their previous 12 outings.

Thiery Henry’s men put themselves in a strong position a couple of months ago, but I don’t think they can have any complaints if they ultimately miss out on a playoff spot.

At this stage of the season, it is vital that teams gather momentum. However, Montreal heads into Sunday’s decider on the back of three straight defeats. The Impact has also failed to score in their last two games.

DC United vs. Montreal Impact Betting Pick

Pick
  • DC United to Win
    2.30

DC United’s three-game winning streak was ended last weekend, but after pushing New England all the way, the Black & Red will still be full of confidence.

By contrast, Montreal is not in a good place right now. Three straight defeats have left the Impact fighting for their lives, meaning Henry’s side will be anxious to get a result.

I’m backing DC to claim the victory on Sunday. It may not be enough to secure the club a spot in the playoffs, but I’m expecting Ashton’s men to give their all.

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.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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