Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union: MLS Betting Preview

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Notice! Actual odds are subject to change and are correct as displayed only at the time of publishing: 12:22 PM 10.05.2019.

Philadelphia UnionToronto FCToronto FC are flying high in the Major League Soccer ladder this season – Greg Vanney’s men are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference.

With at least two games in hand on the three teams above them in the table, Toronto will be quietly confident of taking control of top spot in the coming months.

The Canadian outfit have started leaking goals in recent weeks and that will be cause for concern amongst supporters.

In fact, Toronto have conceded two or more goals in six of their previous eight Major League Soccer fixtures. Punters can back Philadelphia to score over 1.5 goals at 11/8 with 888sport this weekend.

Despite their defensive woes, you’d be hard pressed to back against Toronto to claim three points in this fixture.

If the opposition score two, Toronto will score three – they are that sort of team. William Hill are going EVS for the Canadian side to emerge victorious on home soil and that could be an absolute gift for MLS bettors.

Write Philadelphia off at your peril. The Union are sitting pretty at the top of the Eastern Conference and punters will fancy the visitors at 12/5 with Betfred.

Victory here isn’t going to decide the destiny of the title but it may give an indication as to whether we should these two teams as MLS Cup contenders.

An open and expansive encounter could be on the cards here. Toronto only know one way to play and they usually perform well at BMO Field.

Philadelphia are no slouches though and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the Union push for goals at the other end. This has all the makings of a modern classic…

Date: 11 May, 2019

Toronto Set For MLS Cup Glory In 2019?

Greg Vanney

Greg Vanney

The Canadian outfit have been simply sublime in recent weeks and most MLS followers will be backing Toronto to get back to winning ways after the 2-0 defeat at Atlanta United in midweek. Vanney will be demanding an instant response from his players…

Toronto failed to register a shot on target in that clash and we could see the hosts go for the jugular from start to finish here. The 13/8 available with Betway for Vanney’s side to score in both halves could be the best price of the weekend.

Jozy Altidore has five goals in five Major League Soccer appearances this campaign and the United States international could be the one to watch. Toronto supporters will be expecting big things from Altidore and co on Saturday evening.

Philadelphia Pushing For Top Spot In East

By the same token, Philadelphia have raised a few eyebrows this year. The Union are on the verge of something special given their early season dominance – avoiding defeat here will only strengthen their position at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Coral are going 17/20 for Philadelphia to take at least a point; which isn’t the worst price around considering their recent form. However, Toronto are unbeaten in eight successive meetings between the two teams and that is a bad omen for the visitors.

Score Prediction

Back against Toronto at your peril here. The Canadian outfit will be chomping at the bit to get back to BMO Field and we’re expecting the hosts to make a fast start.

8/5 with William Hill for Toronto to take a lead into half-time is a decent price but 13/8 for Vanney’s side to score in both halves is a better option.

Punters fancying a goal-fest at BMO Field should consider the 20/1 with Ladbrokes for a 3-2 victory in favour of Toronto. This has potential to be the game of the weekend.

TIP: Toronto FC to score in both halves (13/8 with Betway)

CORRECT SCORE: Toronto FC 3-2 Philadelphia Union (20/1 with Ladbrokes)