If you were hand-picking a soccer match with the intention of seeing lots of goals, this is the ideal matchup. Chicago Fire and Toronto FC lead the way in Major League Soccer for goals scored this season – no other club has bagged more goals than either of these two sides.
With that in mind, we could be in for an exciting contest this weekend so sit back, relax and hopefully prepare to win a few bets!
After a solid run of form on home soil for the most part of the season, it is no surprise to see Chicago installed as the early favourites. At 6/5 to emerge victorious with 10Bet, plenty of punters will fancy the hosts to continue their fine run.
Meanwhile, the visitors – and currently MLS Eastern Conference leaders – are available at a very appealing price. Toronto are 11/5 with Bet365 to pick up three points here and while they aren’t as solid away from home, that represents excellent value for those who fancy an away win.
Toronto have lost just three matches all season; an incredible record to say the least. With just seven defeats Chicago are no slouches either and a stalemate could be the final result after a hefty battle. The draw is certainly worth a second look at 5/2 with 888Sport and it may prove prudent to go with a tied game.
Individual Goal Scorers
It is difficult to look past Nemanja Nikolic for the hosts. The Chicago man is second only to New York City FC star David Villa in the race for the MLS Golden Boot and it would take a brave man to back against the Hungarian as he looks to add to his tally of 16 league goals for the season.
At the time of writing, you can back Nikolic to open the scoring at 7/2 according to odds with Betway – and that is decent for a player at the top of his game.
Meanwhile, David Accam is no slouch either. The Ghana man has notched 12 Major League Soccer goals himself and Toronto’s defence will have to be on top form to keep both Nikolic and Accam quiet.
The Chicago star is currently valued at 13/10 to score at any time with 10Bet and punters may be tempted at what is a solid price for a supreme talent.
Toronto FC will rely on main man Sebastian Giovinco once again. Bet365 are offering 11/2, currently the best price in the industry, for the Italian to grab the first goal of the game but the 6/4 to score anytime with the same firm also has plenty of appeal. With so much talent in attacking areas for both sides, goals are almost inevitable.
Other Side Bets
Chicago have lost four of their last five Major League Soccer games but all four have been on the road. A return to familiar surroundings could be the catalyst for Veljko Paunovic’s men to push on and build momentum ahead of the playoffs.
Both teams to score in this contest is available at 12/25 with Winner Sports but for additional value, consider the over 2.5 goals market at 7/11 according to 888Sport.
Canadian fans, fancy a Toronto triumph? You can back the visitors to win OR draw in the double chance betting markets with Bet365 at 3/4 and that has a good chance of landing on current form.
Greg Vanney’s side are on a great run and they could take advantage of some slack Chicago defending throughout. And if anyone knows how to punish a defence, it is Toronto FC.
- Over 2.5 goals @ 7/11 with 888Sport
- Toronto to win OR draw @ 3/4 with Bet365
- Nemanja Nikolic to score first @ 7/2 with Betway