Two sides at the top half of the Major League Soccer will square off this weekend at when Montreal Impact hosts New York City FC at Stade Saputo in their 22nd match day in the campaign. Kickoffs schedules for July 31 at 02:30 EAT.
The host currently occupies the fourth spot with 35 points after 21 matches they have played this season. In their campaign they have recorded 11 wins against eight loses and two draws. However, coming into this game they lost only two of their last six matches.
Montreal Impact prepares for this meeting confident following 1-2 MLS success to beat D.C. United in their previous outing. In that match, Montreal Impact had 57% possession, 10 shots with three of them on target and goals scored by Romell Quioto (1′, 35′). D.C. United got 13 shots with five of them on target and a goal by Steve Birnbaum (56′).
Meanwhile, New York City is one of the top spot contenders in the Eastern Conference currently in the second spot with 41 points, four points shy of Los Angeles FC at the top and a game less. The visitors are in a superb form this season, with a record of 12 wins against four loses and two draws. Coming into this game, New York City is unbeaten in their last six matches with four wins and four draws.
New York City FC heads into this meeting off the back of 2-0 MLS triumph over Inter Miami in their previous fixture. In that match, New York City FC had 46% possession, 18 with six of them on target and goals scored by Maximiliano Moralez (12′) and Héber (75′). Inter Miami got 11 shots with four of them on target.
Montreal Impact vs. New York City FC head to head
New York City holds the upper hand in the head to head history of this fixture having won 10 times from the 15 head to head encounters since 2015; five matches played out draws while Montreal Impact claims two wins.
- New York City 4-1 Montreal 12/03/22
- New York City 2-2 Montreal 29/01/22
- New York City 1-0 Montreal 22/07/21
- Montreal 2-1 New York City 08/07/21
- New York City 3-1 Montreal 25/10/20
- DC United 1-2 Montreal
- Montreal 1-0 Toronto
- Montreal 1-2 Kansas City
- LA Galaxy 4-0 Montreal
- Seattle 1-2 Montreal
- New York City 2-0 Miami
- New York 0-1 New York City
- Dallas 0-1 New York City
- New York City 4-2 New England
- New York City 2-2 Atlanta
Montreal Impact team news
Wilfried Nancy will take to the pitch without any suspension and fitness concerns.
New York City FC team news
Keaton Parks will remain sidelined for this game as he recovers from injury.
Prediction and odds
We are backing a closely fought contest here with an away win since both teams are in great forms with wins in their last two matches. However in their last five matches Montreal has lost two while New York City lost none.
- New York City FC Win
- Both teams to score