Orlando City SC vs CF Montréal MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Orlando City SC vs CF Montréal Prediction 4/20/2024

Orlando City SC (2-3-2) travel to face off against CF Montréal (3-3-1) on Saturday, April 20th. This match will be played at Stade Saputo in Montréal, QC. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 7:30 PM ET.

Orlando City SC vs CF Montréal

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Orlando City SC Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Orlando City SC picked up a hard-fought 3-2 win over D.C. United SC. This match was played on the road, and despite coming out on top, they were the heavy underdog with a payout of +230. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Orlando City’s offensive attack took a total of 10 shots and five shots on goal. They needed every bit of this production from their attack, as the club’s three goals were spread out among four players. David Brekalo and Dagur Dan Thorhallsson were both 1-2 in their shot attempts.

On the defensive end, Orlando City’s intercepting skills were on point, as they finished with six. Despite this, D.C. United took a total of 17 shots and seven shots on goal. Pedro Gallese finished with five saves and allowed two goals.

Through seven matches, Orlando City SC has a record of 2-3-2, which has them sitting 13th in the Eastern Conference. They have been favored in four of their matches, going 1-1-2 in those contests. Over their last three matches, Orlando City has gone 2-0-1, with their only loss coming on the road against the New York Red Bulls. After this match against CF Montréal, Orlando City will return home to take on Toronto FC on April 27th.

CF Montréal Is Coming Off A Win

CF Montréal will be looking to build off their 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati. This win came on their home pitch and was their second win of the season. The three combined goals surpassed the line of 2.5 goals, and the payout for Montréal on the money line was +170.

On offense, Montréal scored on four of their 17 total shots and on two of their five corner kicks. Josef Martínez and Ariel Lassiter were the two players to score, with Raheem Edwards and Martínez picking up the two assists for the club.

Defensively, Montréal allowed just one goal, with Jonathan Sirois making three saves. Overall, the defense was busy, though, as FC Cincinnati took a total of eight shots and four shots on goal. Montréal’s defenders blocked eight shots and intercepted eight passes.

Through seven matches, CF Montréal has a record of 3-3-1, putting them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. Overall, they have been underdogs in all seven matches, going 3-3-1. Their only home match came on April 13th when they defeated FC Cincinnati. Over their last five matches, they have gone 2-3. Following this match, they will hit the road to take on the Columbus Crew on April 27th.

Orlando City SC Offense Breakdown

Orlando City SC has been a strong offensive team this season, ranking 24th in MLS with 1.0 goals per match. Duncan McGuire has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net three times, which is 27th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, ranking 52nd in MLS. Nicolás Lodeiro has been their top playmaker, ranking 19th in the league with two assists. He is also second on the team in goals scored.

CF Montréal Offense Breakdown

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Matías Cóccaro has been the top scorer for CF Montréal this season, finding the back of the net three times, which is also 18th in MLS. He has also been the team’s leader in shots on goal, ranking 27th in the league. Josef Martínez has been the club’s leader in assists, with three, which is eighth in MLS. He has also scored twice this season. As a team, CF Montréal is averaging 1.4 goals per match, which is 11th in MLS. They have also been able to find the back of the net more often than their opponent in 57.1% of their matches. Their passing percentage of 81.7% is 21st in the league.

Orlando City SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against CF Montréal, Orlando City SC’s defense is giving up 1.9 goals per match, which is 25th in the MLS. Over their last five matches, they have given up an average of 1.6 goals per match. They are also 27th in the league in interceptions per match and 22nd in fouls per match. Keeper Pedro Gallese has just one clean sheet on the season and is 19th in the league in that category.

CF Montréal Defense Breakdown

Jonathan Sirois has started seven matches in goal for CF Montréal this season. He has 31 saves, which is third in MLS. However, he has just one clean sheet, and the team’s defense is giving up 2.0 goals per match, which is 27th in the league. Over their last four matches, they have given up 11 goals, including five to the Seattle Sounders FC. They did have a strong performance against FC Cincinnati, who is 26th in scoring, giving up just one goal. Overall, they are 23rd in blocked shots and 14th in interceptions.

Orlando City SC vs CF Montréal Prediction

Looking at how we expect this one to play out, we have it finishing in a 1-1 draw with a payout of +255. Coming into the match, both CF Montréal and Orlando City SC are in the bottom half of the league in goals scored. Our projections have CF Montréal taking 12 shots with four of those being on goal. On the other side, Orlando City SC is projected to finish with three shots on goal and we are giving Martín Ojeda the best chance to score a goal for Orlando City SC. As for CF Montréal, Josef Martínez has the best chance to find the net.

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