The Canadian outfit are two points behind leaders Philadelphia Union, who play later on Saturday, although United will be hoping to cut the gap on Impact to just one point with a win themselves.
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Montreal have a host of players missing on international duty, including Samuel Piette and Daniel Lovitz who are at the Gold Cup. Micheal Azira, too, is representing Uganda at the African Cup of Nations and Ignacio Piatti is out with a knee injury.
Star striker Josef Martinez is playing for Venezuela in the Copa America and Atlanta are also missing Ezequiel Barco, who is out for two weeks after picking up a knock in United’s 3-2 win over Columbus Crew.
Wednesday saw both of these teams return to action after a break in MLS’ fixture list, inserted to make room for the group stages of the Gold Cup, with mixed results.
Atlanta, who won two US Open Cup games during their three weeks off to move into the quarter-finals, missed a 98th-minute penalty to lose 3-2 at Toronto.
Impact, though, showed few cobwebs in seeing off Portland Timbers 2-1. That result is even more impressive considering they have not had a competitive match since June 6, not playing in the Open Cup due to being Canadian.
Tips and Predictions
Although the Impact have an impressive away record and are coming off a victory, it is very difficult to oppose Atlanta at home considering they have won 15 of their last 21 league games in front of their own fans, so instead it looks like goals is the way to go.
Both teams to score is a 19/20 (1.95) but the value lies with over 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85). Montreal’s last five games have seen over 2.5 goals and Garde's men will be in good spirits after returning to action with a win on Wednesday.
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