When CF Montreal hosts the New England Revolution on Saturday at Saputo Stadium, they have a chance to get closer to first place in the Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference.
The Revs are unbeaten in five straight games and are a point above the playoff line in sixth place, while the Canadians have won six straight games and are now five points behind the Philadelphia Union with a game remaining.
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Tips and Prediction
The fact that Montreal is currently second in the East, one point ahead of New York City FC, puts them in a strong position to make their first postseason appearance since 2020, even if it is taking them longer than it should.
They lost two one-goal leads last week, just as they did the week before in a tie with Inter Miami, but they managed to defeat the Houston Dynamo on the road with a goal 21 minutes from time.
With the third-most goals in the Eastern Conference and the second-best anticipated goals in MLS, Wilfried Nancy has transformed this squad into a potent and dynamic attacking outfit.
This team’s failure to stop goals, which has led to them giving up the second-most goals among the 14 teams currently in a playoff position, is their biggest area of worry right now. The Quebecers, who advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals earlier in the year, had a tough 2022 schedule, and Nancy and his team deserve a lot of credit for maintaining consistency.
They haven’t lost to a team in their conference since losing to the defending MLS Cup champions on March 12; all nine of their remaining games are against conference opponents.
Despite having a less straightforward regular season than the one before, Bruce Arena has his Revs club 34 points or more above the playoff cutoff. Although that may be somewhat less than what they achieved in their record-breaking 2021 regular season, they have been the model of consistency since the beginning of May, being the only MLS team with fewer than three losses during that time.
Although New England has played much more defensively in transition, where they have gone 548 minutes without surrendering a goal from open play, they struggled with set pieces against Toronto on Wednesday, conceding twice from dead-ball situations.
Their goalkeeping was one of the most important components of their game last season, and it has helped them greatly this season. To replace superstar Matt Turner, they have recruited another outstanding goalie between the pipes, which will help them score points throughout the season.
They had lost their previous two road games in Montreal, but they now have points in their last three away games after going three straight road games without a victory.
Both of these teams have had defensive weaknesses, but we are siding with Montreal because they have found a way to overcome it throughout the season and because they will have a few more days off between games than the Revs.