Can Toronto hold off Philadelphia for first place in the Eastern Conference standings? With three teams owning identical 9-win records out west, who’s going to finish on top on the race for first place between Seattle, Portland and Sporting Kansas City? With the 2020 MLS regular season steamrolling toward the start of its Nov. 20 postseason, it’s time to take a look at three of the best matchups of the coming week. All three pairings feature at least one legitimate championship contender, now, let’s find out who’s in action, along with their MLS odds.
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Montreal Impact (6-2-9) Vs New England Revolution (6-7-4)
- When: Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 PM ET
Montreal is sitting in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 20 points while New England is in sixth place with 25 points. Montreal has scored 25 goals while allowing 32 defensively. New England has put 17 goals in the back of the net while conceding 14 goals defensively. The Revolution have won two straight in this rivalry including an emphatic 3-1 win on Sept. 23.
While these two Eastern Conference rivals have recorded an identical six wins heading into this clash, Montreal has more than twice as many losses (9) as New England (4). More importantly, the revolution are the far better defensive team in this affair and the only club with a positive goal differential margin. Montreal has lost three of their last five including a 2-1 loss against Philadelphia in their last match. New England has won three of their last five including a 2-1 win over New York FC the last time out. New England gets the two-goal win!
Pick: New England 3 Montreal 1
Chicago Fire FC (5-4-8) Vs Sporting Kansas City (9-2-5)
Chicago is in ninth place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points while Sporting Kansas City is in third place in the Western Conference with 29 points. The Fire have scored 22 goals this season while allowing 26 goals defensively. Sporting Kansas City has scored 29 goals while allowing 22 defensively. Sporting Kansas City has won four straight in this rivalry, including two straight 1-0 wins, most recently on Wednesday.
Columbus Crew (9-4-3) Vs New York City FC (8-2-7)
- When: Sunday, October 18 at 6:00 PM ET
- Money Lines: Columbus Crew +100 / New York City FC +237 / Draw +249
Columbus is in third place in the eastern conference with 31 points while New York City FC is in fifth place with 26 points. The Crew have scored 26 goals while allowing a league-low 12 goals defensively. New York has scored 22 goals this season while allowing just 15 goals defensively. These two title contenders have split their last five meetings evenly, (2-2-1) with New York recording a 1-0 win the last time they met on Aug. 24.