The New York Red Bulls are one of Major League Soccer’s strongest clubs but Chris Armas’ side have shown signs of weakness in recent weeks. With just two wins in their previous six league games, the Red Bulls have lost their place at the top of the Eastern Conference – with the well-fancied Atlanta United now holding that spot.
Meanwhile, Toronto have struggled for most of the 2018 campaign. The Canadian outfit are now out of playoff contention and it is hard to place too much faith in a side that has won just two of their previous seven league games. Watch this space, this one could get ugly for Toronto if they fail to bring their A-game to the Big Apple this weekend.
The Red Bulls edged past Toronto in the last meeting between these two sides and another low-scoring encounter looks likely. Most MLS fixtures are open, expansive fixtures but with the playoffs approaching, New York may be looking to avoid picking up any serious injuries ahead of the MLS Cup race. This one probably won’t be a classic if truth be told…
888sport are going 3/5 for the Red Bulls to claim three points this weekend and that isn’t a bad price when you consider their form in the context of 2018 as a whole. New York are one of the leading contenders to go on and win the MLS Cup this season and plenty of punters will be siding with the Red Bulls over Toronto here. You can hardly blame them considering their head-to-head record and current league position.
There is a clear gulf in class between these two sides; something that nobody expected at the beginning of the 2018 season. Toronto were crowned MLS Cup winners in 2017 but it hasn’t gone to plan for Greg Vanney’s men this year. However, they have shown glimpses of quality on the odd occasion and playing as underdogs may suit the Canadian side. 10/13 is a reasonable price for a share of the spoils.
Toronto are available at a very appealing 9/2 with 10Bet and Canadian sports fans will be considering a wager at that price. On paper, there really isn’t that much between the two sides and Toronto could shine if they start well. An away trip to New York is never easy but if anyone can defy the odds, it is this Toronto side.
Goal Scorer Tips And Other Bets
7/4 with 888sport is exceptional value for under 2.5 goals in this one. The visitors will be looking to restore some pride by securing a positive result whilst New York are well and truly in playoff mode now. This could be a bit of a damp squib and punters should take these odds – despite Major League Soccer being renowned for a hatful of goals.
Toronto supporters, the 8/5 for a win OR draw is well worth considering. The Red Bulls are there for the taking at this moment in time and punters should remember that New York are not invincible by any means. The Canadian outfit could suck the life out of this game and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see this one end goalless.
Both teams could cancel each other out in the Big Apple this weekend and the draw is well and truly in play. Under 2.5 goals may be the best way to go though, especially at 7/4.
TIP: Under 2.5 goals (Priced at 7/4 with 888sport)
CORRECT SCORE: New York Red Bulls 0-0 Toronto FC (Priced at 20/1 with Betway)