The second leg of the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship is set to take place this Wednesday night in Vancouver. The first leg of the finals ended in a draw in Montreal, after Vancouver scored two away goals early in the second half, before the Impact clawed back to tie the game late. The Impact definitely kept themselves alive with those late goals, but the 2 away goals definitely give Vancouver the edge to advance, as the two teams head to Vancouver for the second game of the aggregate.
To get to these Finals, the Montreal Impact squeaked by Toronto FC on away goals, while the Vancouver Whitecaps narrowly beat FC Edmonton, the advancing Canadian NASL team, 2-1 on aggregate.
Let’s look at the odds.
Vancouver vs Montreal Canadian Championship Second Leg Betting Odds
First of all, I have to tell you these odds were difficult to find. Eventually I contacted Sports Interaction to find out exactly where the odds for this match were available, so that I could place my bet.
In order to find these odds and place your bet at SportsInteraction.com follow these steps drop down menu steps in the sportsbook: Soccer -> International Clubs -> Tournaments. The Whitecaps FC vs Impact match will be the only match under this category.
- Vancouver Whitecaps 1.80
- Draw 3.50
- Montreal Impact 4.50
After looking at other sportsbooks, I think SportsInteraction.com is one of the only sportsbooks online taking bets on this match.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are having a very strong season in the MLS. They actually lead the league in points per game to this point in the season with 1.73 PPG, thanks to their 14-9-3 record. The Whitecaps have won 4 of their last 5 games, but they’re only 6-4-1 at home in the MLS regular season, which shows that they aren’t exactly dominant at home, when considering they are the top team in the MLS.
The Montreal Impact are currently no a two game skid and have no goals to show in those two outings. The Impact are 2-6-2 in the MLS regular season this year on the road, which doesn’t bode well for them in this match at Vancouver. The Impact did get to see new addition Didier Drogba in action in their 1-0 loss to Philadelphia in their last outing, but you could tell that the newly acquired superstar has quite a ways to go before he is truly match fit and able to be an impact for their team. I’d say that Drogba is the wild card in this match against Vancouver, but in reality he likely won’t be the help that he could be once he gets his legs under him.
Montreal has had trouble scoring of late and because they gave up 2 away goals in the first leg of this tilt they will be forced to be the aggressors in this match against Vancouver. I see this potentially opening up counter attack opportunities for the Whitecaps, who are likely already the better team.
The Whitecaps will look to play mistake free soccer, but they will pounce when the opportunity presents itself and I think they will find the back of the net once or twice in front of their home fans.
Play: Vancouver Whitecaps 1.80 @ SportsInteraction.com