With the 2020 USL Championship steamrolling towards its annual championship showcase, it’s time to find out whether the New Mexico United can get take care of business as favorites in their mid-week matchup against the Real Monarchs on Wednesday night. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their USL odds.
New Mexico United Vs Real Monarchs SLC | USL Betting Analysis
- When: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 at 9:30 PM ET
- Where: Zions Bank Stadium, UT
Why Bet On New Mexico
New Mexico finished second in the group C standings with 24 points. The United scored 22 goals while allowing 17 goals defensively. New Mexico comes into this matchup fresh off a scoreless draw against El Paso on Saturday.
“This is a club now, where we built a culture where playoffs are the bare minimum. We have succeeded in that and again we have an important game on Wednesday to keep the pressure on El Paso because it’s not over yet. We want to get some momentum going into the playoffs,” said goalkeeper Cody Mizell.
Why Bet On Real Monarchs
The Real Monarchs are in last place in the group C standings with 11 points. Real has scored 14 goals this season while allowing 20 goals defensively. The Monarchs had dropped three straight matches until pulling out a 1-1 draw against Colorado Springs the last time out.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
New Mexico has won three straight and four of five against the Monarchs including a 2-0 win on September 12 that saw Amando Miguel Moreno score a pair of goals to secure the win. The United won the possession battle 51-49 percent despite getting out-shot 9-8.
While the Monarchs have some good news in the fact that Bode Davis, Noah Powder and Andrew Brody have all earned places with Real Salt Lake next season, the Monarchs were outscored by the combined score of 6-1 against New Mexico in three matches prior to their last meeting, all of which were played at Zions Bank Stadium.
The Real Monarchs have nothing left to play for except pride, while New Mexico is gearing up for the postseason. The United are the easy pick to get it done against the Monarchs – again!
Pick: New Mexico 3 Real Monarchs 1