It has been a season to forget for Toronto supporters. Despite winning the coveted MLS Cup at the end of the 2017 campaign, Greg Vanney’s side have failed to inspire confidence in recent months. If nothing else, Toronto’s collapse shows just how competitive Major League Soccer is these days. You can go from being champions one year to finishing ninth the next.
LA Galaxy will travel north of the border this weekend knowing that Toronto have nothing to play for other than pride. The visitors are currently out of playoff contention themselves though and it is almost do or die time for Sigi Schmid’s side. Three points against the 2017 winners in their own backyard could spur Galaxy on for a perfect end to the regular season.
Toronto thrashed LA Galaxy in their most recent encounter, scoring four goals in front of a shocked Stubhub Center crowd. A much closer affair is likely this weekend – Toronto are not the dominant force that they were at this stage 12 months ago. Watch this space, this one has all the makings of a modern classic; it could easily be the most exciting match this week.
The hosts are well fancied to emerge victorious in this encounter – Toronto are 11/20 with 10Bet to pick up another victory at BMO Field. Vanney’s side have been one of the most inconsistent teams in Major League Soccer this year though and you won’t find too many punters backing Toronto with huge amounts of confidence. This is a very difficult contest to call.
Fancy the draw? William Hill are offering 3/1 for a share of the spoils and punters may be tempted by that price. This one has the potential to explode into a sensational soccer match but a high-scoring draw wouldn’t be a huge surprise. It will be interesting to see whether LA Galaxy set up aggressively or whether they try to settle; the former will only enhance the prospect of an entertaining draw.
Plenty of bettors will be keeping a close eye on Galaxy ahead of this one. Their away form is not fantastic but Schmid will have his troops fired up and ready to go ahead of their latest road fixture. Venturing north of the border for a clash with Toronto will not be easy but the 4/1 on offer with Betway represents solid value ahead of what could be an unpredictable clash.
Goal Scorer Tips And Other Bets
Take the 11/8 for LA Galaxy to win or draw and run. An excellent price given Toronto’s woes in 2018, punters should be snapping that up ahead of this encounter. The hosts will fancy their chances as they look to make amends for a slow start to the campaign but LA Galaxy are no slouches and this will not be straightforward for the Canadian outfit.
In addition, the 5/6 for over 3.5 goals is worth considering. As previously mentioned, a high scoring affair looks likely with these two sides going hammer and tongue for the win. The hosts will expect to test Galaxy from start to finish whilst the visitors have enough quality to punish Toronto on the counter attack. This one is perfectly poised.
BMO Field regulars have been left disappointed for most of the campaign but they have at least seen plenty of goals over the course of 2018. This should be one of the highlights of the latest round of Major League Soccer fixtures.
TIP: LA Galaxy to win or draw (Priced at 11/8 with Betway)
CORRECT SCORE: Toronto 2-2 LA Galaxy (Priced at 20/1 with 888sport)