Montreal Impact is one of the Canadian soccer teams competing in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer, playing their home games at the Saputo Stadium in Montreal, Quebec. Impact were founded in 2010, and began playing in MLS in 2012 as the league’s 19th franchise and third Canadian club. Montreal’s first MLS game saw them lose 2-0 away to fellow Canadian’s Vancouver Whitecaps. The first home game of Montreal Impact was a 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire in front of 58,912 fans.
It broke the attendance record for a soccer match in Montreal. Weeks later, 60,860 fans watched Impact versus LA Galaxy, breaking the attendance record for a professional soccer match in all of Canada.
Impact finished their first season seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 12-16-6 record.
2013 saw Impact improve to a 14-13-7 record and fifth in the Eastern Conference, before an awful 6-18-10 record in 2014 saw them finish 10th (19th overall). Last season, 2015, was much better, and saw Impact finish third with a 15-13-6 record.
Much of Impact’s recent success stems from two of their talented attacking players. Argentina’s Ignacio Piatti and veteran forward Didier Drogba regularly find themselves among the goals, the latter not being a bad bet for the MLS top scorer if he can keep himself fit and healthy for a full season.
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Montreal Impact Standings Right Now
Soccer pundits believe Montreal Impact could win the Eastern Conference in 2016 thanks to their attacking threat.
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How To Win At Montreal Impact Betting
Look to bet on Montreal Impact when they are in the Quebec home. Not only will visiting teams have a long distance to travel, the often inclement weather plays a major factor. While it effects both teams, Impact’s players are more used to those conditions.
Impact were impressive on home soil during their 2015 campaign, where they finished third in the Eastern Conference, ending the season with an 11-4-2 record; only the Red Bulls won more home fixtures.
Conversely, Impact have typically struggled on their travel, finishing 2015 with nine defeats and only four victories (4-9-4), so it may be worth betting against Impact when they are on the road.
We’ve already mentioned that Ignacio Piatti and Didier Drogba are key players for Impact, so if either of these players are missing from action, or perhaps both, expect Montreal to be much less of an attacking threat.
Drogba, for example, scored 11 league goals in 11 games in 2015, but it is his link-up play and his presence on the pitch that brings the best out of those around him.
At 38-years-old, Drogba is not going to play a full schedule, and we have learned he will not play on any artificial pitches due to a knee problem, so it is worth factoring this into your decision making before you bet on the Montreal Impact games.