Our prediction for this MLS match:
New York City and Montreal Impact face each other at Yankee Stadium in a midweek fixture. Montreal Impact aim to extend their winning run to five games, but they face a difficult task in Thursday’s football match against New York City. The Canadian outfit did well to beat Colorado Rapids at home at the weekend, but it has to be noted that they suffered six losses in previous seven away games in the Major League Soccer. New York City, on the other hand, are a real force to be reckoned with at home and given Montreal’s poor away record, we are tempted to put our money on David Villa and Co. El Guaje is not getting any older and the former Barcelona superstar is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. You should know that New York City are undefeated in previous four meetings with the Impact in MLS.
Highlighted Player (David Villa):
Over the years David Villa has established himself as one of the best attackers in the world. The Spanish superstar was producing excellent performances with Valencia from 2005 to 2010 and on May 19, 2010 Barcelona chiefs brought him to Camp Nou. “El Guaje” signed a four-year deal with Barca for a fee of €40 million and it is well known that he won a number of trophies with the Catalan giants.
Villa clinched two La Liga titles with Barca (2011/2012, 2012/2013) and in 2011 he scored for Pep Guardiola’s team in a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the Champions League final. After spending one season at Atletico Madrid, the Spain international joined New York City in June, 2014 and he has been playing for Patrick Vieira’s team ever since.
Nonetheless, it has to be noted that he made four league appearances for Melbourne City during his loan spell with the Australian club. Villa’s international career was successful as well as he won both FIFA World Cup (2010) and UEFA European Championship (2008) with La Furia Roja.