Our prediction for this MLS match:
Gillette Stadium will host MLS qualification playoff match between New England Revolution and Montreal Impact. The Revs booked their place in the playoffs despite the 2-0 loss at Philadelphia Union, and they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. In their last home game in the Major League Soccer New England Revolution recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over DC United. Keep in mind that South American duo Caicedo – Penilla is out of contention through injury.
The Canadian outfit did well to beat DC United on the road in their last game of the regular season, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. Anyhow, Montreal face an uphill task in the clash against New England, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Revs’ party at Gillette Stadium. Important midfielder Piette is banned for the match, while both Lappalainen and Choinere are sidelines with injury.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Delamea Mlinar):
Antonio Delamea Mlinar is a Slovenian footballer who plays for New England Revolution in MLS. Milnar was born in Celje, Slovenia on 10 June, 1991 and his main position is centre back. The New England Revolution defender played for the likes of Celje, Sampion, Aluminij and Interblock during his youth career and he signed his first professional contract with Interblock senior team.
Mlinar scored one goal in 23 league appearances for “the Gamblers” from 2008 to 2011 and in 2011 he joined Slovenian giants Olimpija Ljubljana. He played an important role in the capital club for seven years, but in 2017 he decided to take a step forward in his career.
Mlinar signed a deal with New England Revolution in January, 2017 and he has been playing for the Revs ever since. He made his debut for the Slovenia national team against Poland in November, 2016, replacing Miral Samardzic in the second half of the match.
Highlighted Team (Montreal Impact):
Montreal Impact is a Canadian soccer team, but they compete in Major League Soccer. The Impact 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 Impact 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 Impact won their third domestic trophy in 2014, with the team beating Toronto FC in the final of the tournament. Montreal Impact play their home matches in blue and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.