MLS Preview: CF Montreal vs. Portland Timbers Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 7)
- CF Montreal is occupying the last available playoff spot in the MLS Eastern Conference.
- The Canadian side is in horrible form with no wins in the last seven MLS games.
- The Portland Timbers could secure a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs this weekend.
CF Montreal vs. Portland Timbers is one of the key matches of the remainder of the 2023 MLS season. It’s because CF Montreal is sitting in the last available spot in the playoff zone of the Eastern Conference.
This team has 38 points, which is the same as New York City FC. It’s also one point more than DC United and Red Bulls, two points more than Charlotte, and five more than Inter Miami.
When it comes to the Portland Timbers, these guys are just a step away from booking a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: Saputo Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- How to Watch: Apple TV
The Portland Timbers are without a win over CF Montreal since 2015. However, that might change this weekend given that the boys from Oregon have been playing fantastic soccer lately. They’re undefeated since August, with five wins and two draws in their last seven games.
Meanwhile, CF Montreal is without a single win in the last seven MLS rounds, with four losses and three draws in that period. Their poor form has caused serious problems for the Canadians. They’re still in the playoff zone, but we could see them drop out of the Top 9 this weekend.
In their most recent game, they drew 1-1 with Houston Dynamo at home. That’s actually a good result considering that they were 1-0 down until the sixth minute of the stoppage time when Finnish forward Lassi Lappalainen scored the equalizer.
CF Montreal vs. Portland Timbers Prediction
Portland is simply a better team than Montreal, but the Canadians are super-motivated to win at least a point in this game. We think they’re going to pull it off; they’re going to get a point on Saturday, thus keeping their playoff dreams alive.