MLS Preview: CF Montreal vs. New York City FC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Jul 1)

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  • New York City FC is winless since April.
  • CF Montreal is 7-0-1 at home in the 2023 MLS season.
  • NYCFC’s coach Nick Cushing might get sacked after this game.

Just two years ago, New York City FC was the MLS Cup winner. In the 2023 MLS season, however, “The Bronx Blues” aren’t doing great. They’ve got just 21 points (4-9-7) after 20 rounds. That’s five fewer than their next opponent CF Montreal, a team that’s played one game fewer than them.

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
  • Where: TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Channel: Apple TV


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CF Montreal
New York City FC

Game Preview

Twenty-one of the 25 points CF Montreal won this season, “Le CFM” won on their turf. At Saputo Stadium in Montreal, they’re 7-0-1 with their only home loss happening to DC United in their second home game of the season.

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Meanwhile, New York City FC is horrible on the road with a 0-6-5 record, which explains why the boys from Big Apple are seen as underdogs in Saturday’s game. But that’s not the only reason. It’s also because Nick Cushing’s men are in horrible form, with zero wins since April. 

The main culprit behind their disappointing streak is their inefficient offense. In the five MLS games the New Yorkers have played so far in June, we saw them find the net only four times. Improving their scoring yield won’t be easy this Saturday as Montreal CF is doing great defensively lately. The Canadians have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three MLS games.

CF Montreal vs. New York City FC Prediction

NYCFC is in a horrible situation. The atmosphere in the locker room is bad, with Nick Cushing in the hot seat. In fact, New York’s head coach could end up losing his job regardless of what happens in Saturday’s game.

CF Montreal’s players are aware of all this, which is why they’ll aim for a win. Will they succeed? Well, they haven’t done it since 2021, but we think the time has come for CF Montreal to beat NYCFC.

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