Toronto FC are improving – only a fool would suggest otherwise. With just one defeat in their previous four Major League Soccer fixtures, Greg Vanney’s men have started to put a run of form together. Is it too little too late in the pursuit of a playoff spot? Only time will tell but Toronto fans are just happy to see their side playing some good football at this moment in time.
Their opponents this weekend are flying high near the top of the table; a win against New York City FC will send out a statement. Only Atalanta United (33) have acquired more points than NYCFC in the Eastern Conference this year and Toronto will be expecting a tough affair on Sunday night. Punters will fancy goals at both ends and the 4/7 available via Betway isn’t going to last long.
Unsurprisingly, New York City head into this one as odds-on favourites. 10/13 isn’t much of a price but William Hill customers will be keen to back Domenec Torrent’s side on current form. The 2017 Supporters’ Shield runners up have lost just three of their 15 league games so far this campaign and that impressive record could be improved further this weekend.
The draw is also well worth considering though; especially when you take Toronto’s recent efforts into account. 888sport are offering 3/1 for a share of the spoils and some punters will be looking to get involved at such an appealing price. Predicting an outright winner either way is tough – these are two excellent sides and Toronto have the quality to step up and snatch an unexpected win.
And then we have the visitors. Toronto’s struggles have been well documented this year but Vanney’s side have bounced back in the last month or so. The Canadian outfit are available at 18/5 with 10Bet and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Toronto come out on top. A confidence-boosting win in the Big Apple could be enough to inspire Toronto to embark on a crazy unbeaten run.
Goal Scorer Tips And Other Bets
Jonathan Osorio has three goals in his last two Toronto appearances and the 26-year-old will be looking to continue his good run of form this weekend. Not known for being a regular goal scorer, Osorio now has five goals in nine games – one of the best runs of his career. At 5/2 to bag another here, he is well worth backing.
The industry-best 11/10 available with 888sport for Toronto to win OR draw is also excellent value. Vanney will have a plan to contain this New York City attack and the hosts may grow frustrated if they are unable to make the breakthrough. Canadian fans will be hoping that Toronto can sneak a positive result on their trip to the Big Apple.
Toronto are heading in the right direction and another positive result beckons here. Vanney is an experienced manager and the Canadian outfit can benefit directly from his words of wisdom ahead of this clash. New York City are likely to come out of the blocks quickly and riding the early storm is an absolute must or Toronto could be cast away.
Both teams to score looks like an absolute dream but the best bet HAS to be Toronto to win or draw. Double chance markets are very rarely above EVS and this represents excellent value. Toronto have the quality to pick up a positive result in New York – there is no doubt about it.
TIP: Toronto to win OR draw @ 11/10 (with 888sport)
CORRECT SCORE: New York City FC 1-1 Toronto FC @ 7/1 (with William Hill)