Another small midweek MLS slate on DraftKings this Wednesday includes a $2.5k GPP contest for only $3. As we look at today’s MLS Game Breakdown I will be analyzing some injury concerns and look for potential breakout players. Also follow me on Twitter (@jwl_15) for injury and lineup updates throughout the day.
$2.5k Striker – $3 entry fee
Chicago Fire @ Montreal Impact
Montreal continue to hold onto the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and they will expect a win this Wednesday against the last place Chicago Fire. The Impact will be without Marco Donadel who was shown a red card last weekend. Also Justin Mapp, who is recently coming off an injury, will be questionable with a toe injury. Expect Ignacio Piatti and Didier Drogba to lead the attack, which is proving to be a very prolific one to say the least. As for Chicago, they will be without Eric Gehrig and Sean Johnson for the rest of the season as both have injuries that will force them to the sideline. With Johnson out, arguably the Fire’s best player this season, the Impact should be able to cruise to an easy three points on Wednesday.
Line: Montreal Impact (-1) O/U: 2 ½ (o: -155, u: +125)
Players to Watch
* David Accam, Chicago Fire ($7,700)
* Harry Shipp, Chicago Fire ($6,600)
* Ignacio Piatti, Montreal Impact ($8,600)
* Didier Drogba, Montreal Impact ($9,700)
Sporting KC @ Houston Dynamo
Sporting KC finally picked up a much needed win to end a very long and potentially disastrous winless streak. They were able to beat FC Dallas 3-1 and saw Benny Feilhaber pick up two more goals to add to his career year. Roger Espinoza will still be out with an injury and Tim Melia may be joining him as he is questionable with a leg injury. As for Houston, they return home in desperate need of a win. They are fighting for their playoff lives and two straight losses hasn’t helped. Luis Garrido will be suspended for Wednesday’s match, but DaMarcus Beasley looks to be in full fitness. Expect Houston to have a slight advantage at home, but Sporting KC are clearly the better team and will need to show up if they want to secure a spot in the Western Conference playoffs.
Line: Houston Dynamo (-1/2) O/U: 2 ½ (o: -120, u: Even)
Players to Watch
* Will Bruin, Houston Dynamo ($7,100)
* Brad Davis, Houston Dynamo ($8,700)
* Benny Feilhaber, Sporting KC ($9,500)
* Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC ($9,500)