In the match of the 10th round of the MLS, Montreal will host DC United. We analyze the form of the teams and give a forecast.
In the last round, "Montreal" achieved a victory over the "Chicago Fire" with a score (1-0), thanks to which it came close to the playoff zone, being in the eighth position bordering it. Before the victory, Montreal suffered two consecutive losses: 1-2 to Cincinnati and 0-1 to Atlanta. Montreal now has 11 points, as does New York City, which is in the playoff zone.
"DC United" in the current season performs without compromise - either wins or loses, the third is not given. After nine rounds of defeats more-five against four. However, two rounds ago the situation was much worse, because there were only two victorias. However, things have improved: DC United have twice managed Inter from Miami (3-0 and 1-0). At the moment, DC United has 12 points and sixth place.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Ballou (groin injury) - Montreal. Odoi-Atsem (abdominal strain), Skundrich (knee injury), Sorga, Flores (muscle injuries), Birnbaum (ankle injury) - DC United.
Statistics and figures:
- "Montreal" lost in two of the previous three matches;
- DC United have won in the last two rounds;
- D.C. United won against Montreal in one of the last four games.
The teams are roughly equal in strength, so there is every reason to believe that both Montreal and DC United will be able to distinguish themselves.