CF Montreal and Orlando City are locked in a tight battle for an Eastern Conference playoff position.
In their final game of the season, both sides will be fighting for a win to qualify to the 2021 MLS Cup. CF Montreal enters with the disadvantage, standing in eighth place currently, while Orlando City sits more comfortably in sixth.
Here’s what you need to know about the match...
What TV channel is CF Montreal vs Orlando City SC on?
When is kick off? Sunday, November 7th, 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Where is the match being played? Saputo Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
What TV channel is it on? Fox Plus 35 (Orlando)
What streaming is it on? MLS Live on ESPN+, LionNationTV (Orlando),
CF Montreal team news
CF Montreal kept their playoff hopes alive on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Houston Dynamo.
Now, Montreal’s only way into the MLS Cup Playoffs is with a win Sunday afternoon against Orlando, any other result would keep the team out of the postseason for the first time since 2018.
The team could see the return of Mason Toye to the lineup on Sunday, who has not played since undergoing shoulder surgery in August.
Orlando City SC team news
Orlando City were unable to clinch a playoff spot in their last match against Nashville SC, tying 1-1 last Sunday. Now, they have everything to play for. Any result other than a loss could send the Lions back to the playoffs.
Orlando City’s Raul Aguilera, Rio Hope-Gund, Joao Moutinho and Oriol Rosell are all questionable.
Montreal: Breza; Camacho, Miller, Waterman, Choiniere; Piette, Wanyama, Brault-Guillard; Mihailovic, Torres, Quioto
Orlando: Gallese; Mas, Jansson, Ruan; Urso, Mendez Nani, Pereyra; Mueller, Dike
CF Montreal vs Orlando City SC head to head record
Montreal leads the all-time series between the two clubs at 7-5-2, with the bulk of the wins coming between 2016 and 2019. The Lions snapped a six-game winless streak against the club in 2019. In the two previous meetings this season, both in Orlando, Montreal won 4-2 on September 15th, and the teams tied 1-1 on October 20th.
CF Montreal vs Orlando City SC score prediction
Orlando City have not lost a single game this season in which they have given up one or fewer goals. In their most important match of the season, putting in a strong defensive performance should be enough to gain points and clinch a playoff spot. For Montreal, scoring is the key to victory. Their last MLS match in which they scored more than two goals was against Orlando on September 15th, but in the final match of the season with everything on the line, that is easier said than done.
Prediction: CF Montreal 1-1 Orlando City SC