The New England Revolution kept their playoff hopes alive last weekend by recording a 4-0 win over Orlando City SC. The Boys in Blue will hope to keep that momentum going when they host the Montreal Impact on Saturday night. Here’s what to expect:
New England: L-W-L-L-W
Chances to Win
The Revs have a 55% chance of collecting three points, according to FiveThirtyEight. The Impact’s odds of winning are at 22%.
Number that Matters Most
Call it a quirk in the schedule but the Revs have yet to face the Impact this year. The two clubs have their second meeting on Oct. 22, which will closeout the regular season.
The Revolution's recent success has been driven by Kei Kamara and Teal Bunbury. Once considered expendable pieces, Kamara has collected seven goals in seven games while Bunbury has seven on the year.
The Impact are lead by top-scorer Ignacio Piatti. The striker is always dangerous as made evident by his 15 tallies to date. Piatti will be seconded by Blerim Dzemaili, who has eight helpers in his first season with the club. Defensively, goalkeeper Evan Bush will be looking to add to his five shutouts.
How to Watch
Kick-off time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
TV Broadcast: CSN-NE (New England)
Streaming: MLS Live
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (New England)
Injuries and Absences
Kelyn Rowe remains out with a knee injury, while Diego Fagundez (quad) and Lee Nguyen (hamstring) are listed as questionable on this week’s report. In happier news, Krisztian Nemeth (calf) has reached full health. The Revs will also welcome back Antonio Delamea and Je-Vaughn Watson from international duty.
The Impact are looking healthy with Ambroise Oyongo (knee injury) being the only player listed as out. The club will have to replace Deian Boldor, who’s suspended after earning a red card last weekend.
New England: Cody Cropper; Chris Tierney, Claude Dielna, Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell; Xavier Kouassi, Scott Caldwell; Juan Agudelo, Lee Nguyen, Teal Bunbury; Kei Kamara
Montreal: Evan Bush, Hassoun Camara, Victor Cabrera, Kyle Fisher, Daniel Lovitz, Louis Beland-Goyette, Marco Donadel, Patrice Bernier, Andres Romero, Matteo Mancosu, Ignacio Piatti