NYCFC had to sit back and watch Toronto run riot against D.C. United last weekend but that additional week off could benefit the hosts, especially with Toronto’s match going to extra time.
Without a doubt, Domenec Torrent’s side will be quietly confident of advancing to the next round of the 2019 Major League Soccer playoffs.
The hosts topped the Eastern Conference standings in the regular season and plenty of MLS supporters will be backing NYCFC to put Toronto to the sword on Wednesday night.
At the time of writing, William Hill are going 19/20 for NYCFC to win inside 90 minutes and viewers could see the Toronto floodgates open if the hosts score an early goal.
However, Toronto were sublime in that 5-1 demolition job over D.C. United. We tipped the Canadian side to emerge victorious but not even the most ardent Toronto fan expected that margin of victory.
Greg Vanney’s men scored four goals in an incredible 15-minute period in extra time and that was enough to secure a spot in the Conference semi-finals.
The visitors will need everything to go to plan in order to stand any chance of victory in this contest. Toronto have lost just two of their previous eight matches against NYCFC and that is a positive sign ahead of Wednesday’s clash.
Punters can back Toronto to win OR draw at 3/4 with 888sport – that could be the way to go from a Canadian perspective.
Event Date: October 23, 2019
Third Time Lucky For NYCFC In MLS Cup Hunt?
This is New York City’s third year in Major League Soccer and it is the third time that the club have reached the Conference semi-finals. This year though, it feels a little different. Securing top spot in the Eastern table has only added to the hype surrounding NYCFC.
Ahead of this fixture, the latest MLS betting odds have NYCFC at 9/2 with Betway to lift the MLS Cup for the first time. The New York Red Bulls have won soccer’s ultimate prize before and it would be great for the city if NYCFC can bring the trophy back to the Big Apple.
Dark Horses Toronto Will Relish Underdog Role
Vanney’s side are lucky to be involved in the MLS playoffs after a slow start to the campaign but that doesn’t mean that Toronto cannot hold their own. The Canadian outfit will take some stopping on Wednesday night, particularly if they build early confidence.
Toronto’s form in recent months has been outstanding and plenty of punters will fancy the visitors for the upset here. It won’t be easy but Toronto fans will take solace from their 1-1 draw at Yankee Stadium in September and this could go down to the wire.
The 11/10 available with 888sport for Toronto to score in the first half is very tempting indeed. Vanney will have his side fired up after their excursions last weekend and we could see Toronto pick up from where they left off. Watch this space…
Both teams to score looks like an absolute certainty ahead of Wednesday night’s clash and 4/7 with Betfred should be snapped up. Toronto and NYCFC are two of the league’s most attacking teams and this could be an entertaining watch for neutrals.
The heart says Toronto but the head is leaning towards NYCFC. Fatigue could come into this one and winning away from home after playing 120 minutes less than a week before is a very difficult task. 19/20 for NYCFC to prevail isn’t the worst price in the world.
TIP: NYCFC to win (19/20 with William Hill)
CORRECT SCORE: NYCFC 2-1 Toronto FC (7/1 with Betfred)