The New York Red Bulls have been one of Major League Soccer’s most consistent teams in recent years. Currently fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, the Red Bulls are just two points behind second place and a victory here will do their postseason aspirations no harm whatsoever. Watch this space, New York will be chomping at the bit come kick-off…
With one defeat in their previous six MLS home games, the Red Bulls have been in fine form on home turf this campaign and the Red Bull Arena faithful will be expecting big things this weekend. 10/11 with Ladbrokes could turn out to be a huge price for a home win if Chris Armas’ side perform at their brilliant best.
Toronto have also started to put a run of results together in recent weeks, winning three of their last four Major League Soccer fixtures. The visitors secured an important victory over FC Cincinnati last weekend and that could prove to be the catalyst for a surge up the table in the coming months. Watch this space, Toronto are not done yet…
The 3/1 available with Betway for Toronto to claim three points represents value if you are fancying a Canadian success in the Big Apple. The Red Bulls are a decent team but they are not invincible by any means and Toronto could exploit their weaknesses with a fast start. On paper, this has all the makings of an excellent and open affair.
Event Date: August 3, 2019
Red Bulls Ready To Run Riot?
The Red Bulls are due a big win and Toronto could find themselves on the end of a hiding if they’re not careful. An early goal for the hosts could see the floodgates open and plenty of punters will fancy New York to notch a hefty tally here.
Over 2.5 home goals is priced at 5/2 with Betfred and that represents incredible value given Toronto’s woes on the road. The Red Bulls are right in the mix to qualify for the playoffs and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see New York score three or more in this contest. Write the Red Bulls off at your peril.
Another tempting bet from a home perspective is for the Red Bulls to lead at half-time. With 888sport offering 6/4 for New York to carry an advantage into the break, punters should be considering backing an early lead for the Red Bulls in this fixture.
Toronto Relish Underdog Role
Taking on the role of the underdog suits Toronto down to the ground. Greg Vanney’s side have been hit and miss in recent seasons but the Canadian side have shown that they can still go toe-to-toe with the best teams in the business.
Toronto will need to produce a season-best performance to claim three points in New York but Canadian fans are quietly confident of a big effort. The 5/6 with William Hill for Toronto to avoid defeat could turn out to be a huge price come the final whistle.
The heart says Toronto but the head says New York. From a punting point of view, the Red Bulls are the wise option here and most Major League Soccer fans will be predicting another win for New York this weekend. On paper, they look too strong for the Canadian side.
A high-scoring game looks likely and that brings the over 3.5 match goals into play. Instead, the 18/1 correct score prediction for a 3-2 home win is also worth considering as an outside wager.
TIP: Over 2.5 New York Red Bulls goals (5/2 with Betfred)
CORRECT SCORE: New York Red Bulls 3-2 Toronto FC (18/1 with Ladbrokes)