Club de Foot Montreal vs. Orlando City Prediction, Preview, and Odds -11/7/21
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Club de Foot Montreal vs. Orlando City
The 2021 MLS regular season wraps up Sunday, November 7, so we’re taking a closer look at the Eastern Conference showdown between Club de Foot Montreal and Orlando City. The stake is enormous for both teams, as Orlando City needs to avoid a loss to clinch the playoff berth, while Montreal has to beat the Lions to sneak into the 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs.
CF Montreal beat Houston to stay alive in the playoff chase
With their season on the line, Club de Foot Montreal put an end to a four-game winless streak with a 2-0 home victory over the Houston Dynamo this past Wednesday. Now, they are sitting at the eighth spot of the Eastern Conference table with 46 points (W12, D10, L11) and a 46:42 goal difference, trailing the seventh-seeded New York Red Bulls by one point.
Unfortunately for Montreal, a point from the ultimate game of the regular season won’t be enough, as the Red Bulls hold the tiebreaker. Wilfried Nancy’s boys will have to search for all three points this Sunday, and they’ve won three of their previous five outings in front of the home fans.
The 30-year-old winger Romell Quioto leads the way for Montreal with eight goals and five assists in 18 appearances this season. He’ll be ready to go Sunday against Orlando City after missing four of the previous five contests due to an injury.
Orlando City is winless in four straight games
The Lions are coming off a 1-1 home draw against Nashville SC this past Sunday. Playing as small +125 home favorites, they blew a chance to clinch the playoff spot, earning their third stalemate in the last four outings along with a 3-2 defeat at the Columbus Crew.
Orlando City is laying at the sixth spot of the Eastern Conference standings with 48 points (W12, D12, L9) and a 48:48 goal difference. The Lions are only one point ahead of No. 7 New York Red Bulls and a couple of points ahead of Club de Foot Montreal.
The 34-year-old winger Nani leads the charge for the Lions with ten goals and seven assists in 28 appearances this term, but he’s found the back of the net only once in his previous 13 outings. Striker Daryl Dike has accounted for nine goals in 17 apps, and he’s scored in three straight outings while bagging a goal in six of his last eight showings.
The Pick: Club de Foot Montreal to Win
The hosts are in a must-win situation, while the visitors cannot afford a loss. The games like this one are so unpredictable and tough to bet on, but I’ll take Club de Foot Montreal to satisfy +106 odds and grab a huge win in front of the home fans.
These two teams have already met twice in 2021, and Montreal has earned four points from those two games, recording a 4-2 win at Exploria Stadium in Miami along with a 1-1 road draw. The Lions have been awful on the road as of late, recording four losses in their previous six games away from home.
Total: Both Teams to Score YES
Neither side can brag with a stout defense. Montreal kept its net intact just twice in its last ten games in all competitions, while Orlando City conceded in each but one of its previous 12 outings at any location.
Hereof, my best Club de Foot Montreal vs. Orlando City betting pick is BTTS YES at -150. Whoever breaks the deadlock will force the other team to push forward in numbers, and while the visitors will be satisfied as long as they are not behind in this game, the hosts will have to take an attacking approach straight from the kick-off.