What a difference a week or so can make. Toronto, clinging on to the seventh playoff spot in our last Major League Soccer preview, are now up to fourth in the Eastern Conference table and Canadian fans will be quietly confident of a successful postseason run.
Toronto are on an eight-game unbeaten run and plenty of punters will fancy Greg Vanney’s side for a shock MLS Cup triumph. At the time of writing, Betway customers can get 33/1 for the Canadian outfit to go all the way and lift the trophy for the second time.
Colorado are still just about in contention to qualify for the playoffs but they may need four wins from four remaining games to feature in the postseason. Based on their inconsistencies so far this campaign, it would be foolish to expect a run of results like that…
The Rapids have won their last three Major League Soccer games in a row but is it a case of too little too late? Only time will tell but you certainly won’t find too many punters backing the Western Conference side to come out on top at BMO Field this weekend.
Event Date: September 15, 2019
Toronto Hitting Form At Right Time
The key to success in Major League Soccer is not peaking too early and Toronto have started to pun a run of form together at the perfect stage of the campaign. You’d be hard pressed to label Toronto as primary contenders but they are certainly dark horses for the MLS Cup.
Whether you agree with Vanney’s continued status as head coach or not, you have to praise the Toronto boss for his commitment to the cause. Even when things were tough, he stuck by his players and changed his own methods instead of hanging anyone out to dry.
The 21/20 available with Unibet for Toronto to score three or more goals this weekend is a price well worth taking. With the Canadian side scoring for fun and three points looking very likely given the form of both teams, we could see Toronto produce a big performance.
Not In Colorado’s DNA To Give Up
Toronto fans – do not think this will be an easy game. Colorado will make things difficult for the Canadian side from start to finish, with a defensive plan that will attempt to frustrate the hosts. Watch this space, this game might not be the prettiest watch of the season.
The Rapids are still in playoff contention and that will give Colorado fans encouragement ahead of this weekend’s game. Punters fancying a surprise result will be tempted by the 2/1 available with 888Sport for Colorado to win or draw on Sunday evening.
However, most punters will be expecting Colorado to fall short in this pursuit of victory in this contest. The 4/11 for under 1.5 goals offers reasonable value for Betway customers and it might be the best way to go in this fixture – Toronto should prove too strong.
Toronto are in fantastic form and you won’t find too many Major League Soccer followers backing against the Canadian side here.
Neutrals will be expecting big things from Toronto in the coming weeks and we could see another MLS Cup win come the end of the playoffs. It would take a brave man to write the hosts off…
Toronto to score in both halves is well priced at 10/11 with William Hill. An early goal for the hosts could see the floodgates open and Vanney will be encouraging Toronto to attack from start to finish.
TIP: Toronto to score in both halves (10/11 with William Hill)
CORRECT SCORE: Toronto FC 3-1 Colorado Rapids (9/1 with 888Sport)