Our prediction for this MLS match:
After sharing the spoils with New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena, Nashville will look to keep their 100% record at home intact when they face Montreal on Sunday morning. Gary Smith’s troops are eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Montreal. Since Hany Mukhtar is eager to open his goal-scoring account, the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
The Canadians, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Inter Miami and Austin, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the home team. Montreal’s injury list includes the likes of Quioto, Piette, Waterman, Campbell, Miljevic, and Pantemis. In their last meeting at the venue Nashville defeated Montreal 2-1. Honduras international Romell Quioto is widely expected to lead the line for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Anibal Godoy):
Anibal Godoy is a professional footballer who plays for Panama national football team. The powerful midfielder was born on February 10, 1990 and he has been playing for los Ticos since March 4, 2010 when he made his debut for the national team.
Anibal Godoy played full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Venezuela and he scored his first goal for Panama four years late in a 3-1 victory over El Salvador. Speaking of his club career, Godoy played for Chepo of Panama from 2007 to 2010 and he moved to Europe in the summer of 2013, signing a deal with Hungarian outfit Honved.
After playing 24 league games (one goal) for Honved, Godoy signed for Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes in August 2015. Anibal Godoy is a defensive midfielder and his preferred foot is left. His contract with San Jose should expire in December, 2017 and it has to be noted that he began his youth career Arsenal de Sarandi of Argentina.
Highlighted Team (Montreal):
Montreal is a Canadian soccer team, but they compete in Major League Soccer. Montreal are a member of the Eastern Conference and they have been participating in the major league since 2012. Montreal welcome their opponents at Saputo Stadium and the capacity of the club’s home ground is 20.801.
The construction of the stadium cost CA$17 million and the venue was opened on May 18, 2008. The Saputo family invested $7.5 million in the construction of the stadium and, as a result, the venue was named Saputo Stadium. Montreal did remarkably well to make it to the CONCACAF Champions League final in the 2014/2015 season, but Mexican team America proved to be a big catch for the Canadian outfit in the title game.
Speaking of the Canadian championship, the Montreal won their third domestic trophy in 2014, with the team beating Toronto FC in the final of the tournament. Montreal play their home matches in blue and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.