Real Salt Lake have been very inconsistent at the start of the 2019 campaign and predicting the outcome of their Major League Soccer fixtures has been tough to say the least. Currently seventh in the Eastern Conference, Real Salt Lake are still in contention but they must start to string a run of results together.
Sam Johnson’s form will be key to their chances of climbing the MLS ladder. 13/10 for Real Salt Lake to claim three points on Saturday evening could turn out to be a huge price if the hosts find their best form. Write Real Salt Lake off at your peril…
Meanwhile, Toronto have gone three games without a win and Canadian soccer fans will be demanding a victory sooner rather than later. The visitors are well-fancied to challenge for the MLS Cup this campaign and 14/1 with 888sport for another title is a reasonable price.
Just two teams; Philadelphia Union (23) and LAFC (31) have scored more goals than Toronto (22) this season and that is testament to Greg Vanney’s style and system. On paper, you’d be hard pressed to back against the Canadian side here but their recent form is cause for concern.
Toronto have enjoyed lots of recent success against Real Salt Lake – the Canadian outfit are unbeaten in their previous three meetings in this fixture. With that in mind, punters may opt to side with the away side this weekend. The 21/10 with Betfred for a Toronto win will be high enough to tempt bettors to back Vanney’s men.
Date: May 18, 2019
Hosts Can Send Real Statement Of Intent
Real Salt Lake are on the verge of something special. They have always been one of Major League Soccer’s “nearly” teams but the hosts can take their game to the next level this year. A win here will certainly help to win over some of the doubters.
The 4/5 available with Black Type for Real Salt Lake to score two or more goals on Saturday is a gift of a price. Their home form over the last couple of years has been solid and Toronto are failing to inspire confidence on the road. The hosts will be looking to make a fast start…
Toronto Must Bounce Back After Tough Run
Would the visitors take a point here? Almost certainly. Toronto have struggled after a very fast start to the campaign and the Canadian outfit will be looking to avoid defeat here. The double chance market carries plenty of appeal at 8/11 with William Hill.
Toronto were involved in a rare goalless draw with DC United earlier this week and Vanney will be demanding an improvement on that performance. The Canadian side were laboured from start to finish and a first half goal could be on the cards at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Expecting a low-scoring game here would be foolish. Toronto’s grab 0-0 earlier in the week will only spur the hungry Canadian side on to break the deadlock. 8/15 with Betway for over 2.5 goals in the match is well worth snapping up ahead of this weekend’s game.
Another Real Salt Lake contest, another difficult game to predict. The hosts are primed to go close in their pursuit of three points but Toronto are no slouches and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see this one go down to the wire.
Both teams to score looks like an absolute certainty and 1/2, although short, is worth adding in your accumulator. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see lots of goals at Rio Tinto Stadium and a high-scoring draw could be the most likely result.
TIP: Both teams to score (1/2 with Boylesports)
CORRECT SCORE: Real Salt Lake 2-2 Toronto FC (10/1 with 888Sport)