MLS Wednesday Predictions
I like D.C. United over Impact in this Wednesday MLS action, but get ready for low scoring affair at RFK. In Vancouver we sure should see good game. Will Sporting’ perfect record be damage at BC Place? It could, but I am not expecting many goals there.
I finished last weekend with impressive record 7–2 and it was 6th week of my MLS predictions.
My record in 2012 MLS season is 36–19 (accuracy 65.45 %).
Predictions for midweek and weekend are usually published here 16-24 hours before the game time.
Wednesday, April 18
D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact, 7:30 p.m.
Montreal need to make an Impact: The Impact face their second quick turnaround in three weeks with a visit to RFK Stadium. The team followed a 5-2 loss in New York on March 31 with a 2-1 loss at Real Salt Lake four days later.
Corradi, Con Amour: When Bernardo Corradi converted a penalty kick for Montreal in their 2-1 loss at FC Dallas, it was in memoriam. Corradi was friends with Piermario Morosini, who passed away after collapsing during Saturday’s Serie B match in Italy between Livorno and Pescara.
DeLeon the New DeRo? Rookie Nick DeLeon collected two assists vs. New England, setting up the tying and winning goals in the 2-1 win. De Leon has two goals and three assists, having played a part in five of United’s seven goals this season.
DeRo still contributing: While he has yet to score a goal this season, reigning MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario collected his third assist of the season with an overhead kick from a corner that Maicon Santos nodded home for the opener in New England.
D.C. United after impressive win in New England should be able to beat the Montreal Impact at home, however in midweek game for both teams will have to make some lineup changes and will focus not to concede goal first. I like United in this game but Impact defense despite record is playing better and better every game, so picking under 2.5 goals seem to be safer.
CHRIS’ PREDICTION UNDER 2.5 goals
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Sporting Kansas City, 10 p.m.
Undefeated and It Feels So Good: Sporting Kansas City is just the second club to have taken maximum points through six games, after the 1996 Los Angeles Galaxy, who won their first nine games in regulation time. The 1998 Galaxy also started with nine games unbeaten – but won the opener in a shootout (worth one point in the standings).
Shutout KC: Sporting Kansas City faced one shot on goal in their 1-0 win against Real Salt Lake – their first in 335 minutes (an MLS record). Goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen has been called upon to make just eight saves in SKC’s first six games.
Returning to action: Whitecaps FC return to action after a week off, seeing their MLS-record 426-minute shutout streak to start a season shredded with three goals in 11 minutes by San Jose in a 3-1 loss.
Whitecaps had last weekend off, when Sporting defeat western conference leader RSL at home. Travel from Kansas City to west coast is always associated with lots of changes and Whitecaps could be the first team this season that will take some points away from Sporting that is going to BC with perfect record. Big test for the Sporting, this game can go either way, but I am afraid that we will not see many goals.
CHRIS’ PREDICTION UNDER 2.5 goals
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CHRIS’s PICKS in 2012 season 36–19 (accuracy 65.45 %)
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CHRIS’s PICKS in 2011 season 159–142 (accuracy 52.82 %)
CHRIS’s PICKS in 2010 season 97-82 in entire 2010 MLS season (accuracy 54.19 %) in picking winner or OVER / UNDER results.
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