New England Revolution vs. CF Montreal Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 7/25/21
New England Revolution vs CF Montreal
New England sits atop the Eastern Conference of the MLS following a 5-0 rout of Inter Miami on Wednesday. Arnor Traustason and Adam Buksa each had braces in the victory while Teal Bunbury scored one goal for the Revolution. New England has won each of the last two matches. The Revolution will play on Sunday without Luis Caicedo, who is out with a lower body injury and Matt Turner and Tajon Buchanan who are both out on international duty.
CF Montreal is fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. Montreal was defeated by New York City FC 1-0 on Wednesday in their most recent outing after last weekend defeating FC Cincinnati in a high scoring affair 5-4. Montreal will play without the injured Clement Diop, Ballou Tabla and Kiki Struna, while Samue Piette, Kamal Miller and Romell Quioto are each out on international duty.
New England stretching Its Lead Atop Eastern Conference
The New England Revolution are 9-3-3 with 30 points and a +10 difference. New England is five points clear of second-place Orlando City SC at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference. The Revolution have received strong play in goal from Matt Turner, who in 12 appearances has allowed 14 goals but will not be available for Sunday's match against Montreal. In Turner’s place, Brad Knighton has allowed three goals in three appearances.
Over New England's last five matches played the Revolution has two wins, two losses and one draw. New England has been led in scoring this season by Adam Buksa and Gustavo Bou with seven goals apiece. Tajon Buchanan, who will not play on Sunday, has scored 3 goals. Carles Gil is the leader in assists for New England with eight while Buchanan has three.
Montreal Climbing Conference Standings
Montreal has won three of its last four matches and has climbed to fifth place in the conference standings with a record of 6-4-4, 22 points and a +3 goal difference. Montreal had won two consecutive matches over Cincinnati and New York City FC before losing to NYCFC on Wednesday. Montreal is without its first keeper Clement Diop, who is out injured, and in his place James Pantemis has made six appearances and allowed seven goals.
CF Montreal has two wins, two losses and one draw over the last five matches in league play. The leading goal scorer for Montreal through 14 matches is Mason Toye with six, while four teammates have each scored two goals. Djordie Mihailovic is leading Montreal in assists with four and Romell Quioto, who will not play Sunday, has three assists.
Pick: New England Revolution -234
New England defeated CF Montreal at home in the most recent match between the two 2-1 on November 20th of last year. The Revolution have won each of the last four meetings between the two Eastern Conference rivals, outscoring Montreal 9-4. Both first-team keepers are out for this matchup, but the advantage here goes to New England as the Revolution will be playing on its home pitch. This season New England has won five of its six matches at home, while on the road CF Montreal has two wins, three losses and two draws.
The total has finished over the 2.5 goals per match thresholds in 6 of New England's last 7. In three of New England's last 4 matches, four goals or more have been scored. Two of Montreal’s last three matches exceeded the 2.5 goals per match threshold. Each of the last three matches played between New England and CF Montreal have had three goals or more scored.