As expected, Toronto FC gave New York City FC a real scare in their Major League Soccer encounter last weekend. Greg Vanney’s men took a slender lead into the interval but two goals in the second half turned the game on its head and in favour of New York City. But that was then and this is now; Toronto could get back to winning ways against the league’s second Big Apple club.
Currently sitting third in the Eastern Conference, the New York Red Bulls are in contention for silverware this campaign. With a game in hand on arch rivals New York City, the Red Bulls will be hoping to move closer to leaders Atalanta United in the coming weeks – this should be a really exciting fixture. Scroll down for a read of our match preview ahead of this one; a return to BMO Field could give Toronto a huge boost…
Toronto’s improvement has persuaded traders to open with the Canadian side as favourites for this clash. Vanney’s side are valued at 10/11 to emerge victorious with 888sport and it would be foolish to back against the Canadian outfit on recent form. After all, they are the defending MLS champions and this squad has bags of talent.
The draw is very much in play. New York may take a point whilst most Toronto fans would settle for a share of the spoils against one of the East’s strongest teams. 10Bet are offering 3/1 on a draw and there will be plenty of punters who fancy this one; it could turn out to be one of the most popular bets ahead of this fixture.
Expecting Toronto to come crashing back down to earth? There is value in backing the Red Bulls at 29/10 with William Hill. New York have accumulated 14 more points than Toronto in the same number of matches and they are the more consistent side. Jesse Marsch’s side will take some stopping on Sunday night.
Goal Scorer Tips And Other Bets
Victor Vasquez has scored in each of Toronto’s last two Major League Soccer fixtures and he could be the one to back ahead of this encounter. The 31-year-old has scored five goals and recorded two assists in 11 league games so far this year and bettors will be keeping a close eye on his odds in the build-up to Sunday’s match.
The under/over line is interesting here. Over 2.5 goals has landed in nine of Toronto’s last 11 competitive fixtures and looks well priced again at 1/2 with Betway. Both teams are capable of scoring goals and creating chances; and a high-scoring contest looks likely. This could be a very exciting watch for any neutrals out there.
Toronto are improving but this is another stern test of their credentials. New York Red Bulls are now well established as one of Major League Soccer’s most credible organisations and it is hard to envision a collapse on their part. The Canadian outfit won’t have everything their own way and the 3/1 price for a draw may be the best bet of the weekend.
Like over 2.5 goals, both teams to score looks like a sure-fire wager but it is probably worth going for the over line at the same price (1/2). A tricky game for bettors, neutrals should sit back, relax and prepare for fireworks – this has all the makings of a modern classic.
TIP: Over 2.5 goals @ 1/2 (with Betway)
CORRECT SCORE: Toronto 2-2 New York Red Bulls @ 10/1 (with 10Bet)