Atlanta United vs Montreal Impact Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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MLS has returned from an international break and our tipster is backing a high-scoring encounter at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday night

Montreal Impact can temporarily move top of the Eastern Conference when they travel to Atlanta United on Saturday night.

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.

Latest Odds

Atlanta are just 8/15 (1.53) to claim their ninth win of the season and sixth at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, whilst the draw is out at 3/1 (4.0).

Remi Garde’s men, though, have the third-best away record in MLS and will be looking to defy 5/1 (6.0) odds to record their fifth road win of the year.

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Team News

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.

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Preview

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.

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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.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) for a 2pt stake at bet365

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