Montreal Impact are 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 club drew a crowd of 58,912 fans for their first home game, a a 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire.
It broke the attendance record for a soccer match in Montreal. Weeks later, 60,860 fans watched Impact versus LA Galaxy, breaking the Canadian attendance record.
Impact finished their first season seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 12-16-6 record.
Impact improved in 2013 with a 14-13-7 record, finishing fifth in the Eastern Conference, before an awful 6-18-10 record in 2014 saw them finish 10th in the East. They were much better in 2015, Montreal finishing third with a 15-13-6 record.
Montreal Impact Betting Lines Today
Before placing your game day bets on Montreal, make sure to freqently reference the current betting lines. They'll help you determine where the best value lies.
Paying close attention to Montreal's schedule will provide ample opportunities to strategically plan your future bets. Map out our potential wagers in advance for your best chance at success.
Montreal Impact Standings Right Now
Montreal are expected to at least challenge for a playoff spot in future seasons. The big question is whether they can better their conference finals loss of 2016.
How To Win At Montreal Impact Betting
Montreal defied logic by advancing all the way to the 2016 Eastern Conference finals. Not because they made it that far, but because of the way in which they did it. Impact qualified for the playoffs as the fifth seed, a traditionally precarious position to enter the playoffs. They had to travel to DC United in the first round of the playoffs, a team who played at home assuredly and with confidence.
They also did most of the necessary damage without Didier Drogba, Montreal's then talisman. It showed how resilient Impact are, especially away from home. They had the third best away record in the Eastern Conference and were very tough to beat. Winning four and drawing seven, Montreal accumulated 19 of 51 away points. New York City FC took 24 points from their away fixtures, the most in the East.
Impact were fairly average comparatively on their travels. They won seven in Montreal, a surprisingly low total considering how raucous and plentiful their home support is. Montreal weren't brilliant, scoring 49 goals, but were more than competent at the back. Impact allowed the fourth fewest goals in the conference, conceding 53 times in 34 games.
As far as future bets go, backing Montreal to win it all is a good outsider bet. They won't be amongst the top favorites but are in with a shot depending on how the season unfolds. Their decent away record and above average defense add to their futures merit.