If Montreal Impact can exact revenge on Toronto FC for its 1-0 loss on Saturday, it will spoil the Reds' chance of equalling the MLS record for most consecutive regular season matches without a defeat. The Eastern Conference leader Toronto is currently on an 18-match undefeated streak as it host rivals Montreal Impact at the BMO field in the MLS tonight.
Saturday's match between the two was decided on Alejandro Pozuelo's penalty kick that came in the 50th minute. If it can register another win against Montreal tonight, the Reds will share the record for the longest undefeated streak in the regular season with NY Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake.
Montreal Impact is currently seventh on the Eastern Conference table and will like nothing short of a victory to retain a playoff spot. If it loses tonight, the club will need to win all three of their remaining games and hope that Toronto loses its next two in order to book a berth in the Canadian Championship final.
Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact Head-to-Head
Toronto FC and Montreal Impact have gone head to head 42 times to date. Toronto has won 20 games while Montreal Impact has won 14. Eight games have ended in a draw.
The last time these two squared up against each other was this past Saturday and Toronto won the game 1-0.
Toronto FC form guide: W-D-L-W-W
Montreal Impact form guide: L-W-L-W-L
Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact Team News
Richie Laryea might feature for the Reds as he recovers from an ankle sprain. Ifunanyachi Achara has been ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). Patrick Mullins is also ruled out due to a hamstring issue.
Injuries: Patrick Mullins, Ifunanyachi Acara
Doubtful: Richie Laryea
Three Montreal midfielders will be unavailable for selection. Steeven Saba has an injury on his left foot. Mathieu Choiniere and Ballou Tabla are also out. Choiniere has an ankle injury while Tabla is recovering from an adductor injury.
Injuries: Steeven Saba, Mathieu Choiniere and Ballou Tabla
Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact Predicted Lineups
Montreal Impact Predicted XI: Clement Diop, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Luis Binks, Rod Fanni, Jorge Corrales, Victor Wanyama, Maciel, Samuel Piette, Maximiliano Urruti, Lappalainen, Romell Quioto
Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact Prediction
With a lot on the line, this is expected to be yet another tense encounter but we're expecting Toronto FC to get the better of its rivals once again.
Prediction: Toronto FC 2-1 Montreal ImpactPublished 01 Sep 2020, 11:53 IST