Toronto FC, currently sitting pretty at the top of Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, will head into this one in buoyant mood after a solid start to the campaign. After 16 games, Greg Vanney’s men are one point clear of second place Chicago Fire having lost just twice so far this season.
At the other end of the spectrum, New England Revolution have failed to inspire confidence – especially away from home. The visitors have yet to win on the road this campaign and it may prove prudent to side with Toronto in front of a packed out crowd at BMO Field.
According to 10Bet, Toronto are priced at 9/13 to secure a crucial win this weekend and it would take a brave man to back against Vanney’s side on current form. On home turf, the Canadian side have been outstanding; winning their last seven games in a row.
New England actually defeated Toronto by three goals to nil in the reverse fixture earlier this month and it would be foolish to rule the Revolution out. They snagged a vital draw away at New York City on June 1st and Jay Heaps’ side are 18/5 with 888sport to pick up a first away win of the season.
For draw backers, bet365 are going 3/1 for both teams to take home a share of the spoils in this one. Only Montreal Impact (6) have drawn more games than these two sides and a stalemate could ensue.
Individual Goal Scorers
For so long, Sebastian Giovinco has been Toronto’s main man when it comes to scoring goals and punters should back the Italian to continue his fine run of form this weekend. At 7/2 to open the scoring with Winner Sports, he is well worth backing – Giovinco has netted six goals in his last eight Toronto appearances.
However, strike partner Jozy Altidore also deserves plenty of recognition for his return to form in recent times. Altidore failed to make an impact during his Premier League days at Sunderland but he is a solid performer at MLS level; you can get 5/4 with Betway for the United States star to notch a goal at any time.
Goals have been more spread out in New England but top scorer Juan Agudelo could be the man to back here. At the time of writing, he is well priced at 15/2 to bag the first goal of the game with bet365 and bettors fancying a Revolution victory will expect a big performance from Agudelo.
Meanwhile, Kei Kamara is also in the mix to get the nod to start at BMO Field and he could thrive if New England adopt an aggressive approach. Priced at 11/5 to get his name on the scoresheet at some point, Kamara represents solid value for away backers.
Other Side Bets
Toronto aren’t exactly renowned for keeping clean sheets but they have the attacking talent to blow New England out of the water and that makes the full time result and both teams to score market very interesting indeed. 888sport are offering 9/4 for the Canadian side to win with both sides hitting the back of the net and that could be the way to go.
Revolution fans, look away now – it could be a long night for you guys. Toronto tend to race out of the blocks, particularly on home soil, and a half-time lead for Vanney’s men could be on the cards. 10Bet are going 6/5 on the hosts to be winning at the interval and it could be wise to go all in on Toronto in this particular clash.