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Bitesize Prediction: New York City vs Montreal – 31/08/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, MLS 30 Aug 2023

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Competition: MLS

Market: Montreal double chance

Odds: 6/5 @ BetUS

Looking to extend on their recent purple patch and spring an upset on the road, Montreal will make the trip to a struggling New York City in the early hours of Thursday.

Starting with the hosts, watching their Leagues Cup adventure come to an abrupt end following a 1-0 loss at the hands of bitter local rivals New York Red Bulls on August 4th, NYCFC are in the midst of a public struggle. Continuing to show a string of issues on either side of the month interval, Nick Cushing’s men were last seen over the weekend putting in another worrying display. Eventually slumping to a 3-0 drumming against Cincinnati, the Blues are battling it out at the foot of the Eastern Conference standings and facing a major uphill battle. Opening Thursday’s showdown sat six points adrift of breaking into the play-off places, New York City have lost five of their last six appearances across all formats. Heading into the Leagues Cup break with a 2-1 loss away at Philadelphia, Cushing’s struggling squad have also gained a reputation for their extended issues in the final third. It should be noted, the midweek hosts are without a goal in any of their previous three straight defeats.

As for the visitors, although Montreal might have failed to lay down much of a marker during their Leagues Cup adventure last month, Hernan Losada’s men are enjoying a major MLS flurry. Putting in another rugged display over the weekend as they clinched a 1-0 victory at home against New England, the Impact will certainly be smelling the chance to spring another upset here. Marking their return from the month interval with an action-packed 3-2 win away at Toronto, the midweek guests have now won each of their last three MLS appearances. Heading into the break with an eye-catching 2-0 victory against Charlotte on July 16th, it appears that the mood in Montreal’s camp is at a continued high. Finding a recent clinical edge in the final third and notching six strikes on their three-match winning run, Losada’s side also find themselves sat in pole position to claim a play-off ticket in 2023. With their sights now firmly set on breaking into the top-seven, we are backing an away double chance in the early hours of Thursday.

Bet: Montreal double chance against New York City 6/5 for Thursday’s MLS matchup @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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