Toronto have won their last five Major League Soccer games on the spin and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the Canadian outfit extend their current winning run this weekend. Minnesota have struggled to inspire confidence for the most part of the new campaign, winning just three of their 10 league games so far this season.
At the time of writing, Toronto are clear favourites in the betting markets. The hosts are as short as 9/20 with Bet365 and plenty of punters will be backing the Canadian side to extend their current run. With three home wins in a row, they are a fairly safe bet when it comes to winning on home soil.
However, some will fancy the draw; especially as Toronto have had a few close results in recent weeks. Greg Vanney’s men will do their utmost to secure the victory but 17/5 for the draw with William Hill does represent good value.
For those who fancy the visitors to earn a shock success, Winner Sports are offering 6/1 for an away win – an industry best price. All three of their wins this season have come on home soil so it might prove prudent to back against Minnesota in this contest.
Individual Goal Scorers
If you are searching for a goalscorer, look no further than former Juventus star Sebastian Giovinco. The Toronto man has been phenomenal since moving to the United States a few years ago and he looks well priced at 8/11 with 888Sport to add another Major League Soccer goal to his tally at any time in 90 minutes.
At 3/1 with 888Sport to open the scoring, punters will be backing Giovinco to bag the first goal of the game this weekend. However, it may be wise to back Jozy Altidore instead. The former Sunderland man is 7/2 to notch the opener with Bet365 and Toronto fans will be confident of an early goal from one of their two main men.
If you fancy a Minnesota player to bag the first goal whilst Toronto go all out early on, it may be wise to consider backing Christian Ramirez to get his name on the scoresheet. At odds of 9/1 with 10bet, Minnesota’s top goalscorer may be the way to go.
Kevin Molino, currently valued at 10/3 with Bet365 to score in 90 minutes, will also be prominent in the markets. The United man has scored three times already this season and another successful strike could follow this weekend if he gets a clear-cut opportunity in front of goal.
Other Side Bets
Goals could be on the cards this weekend; and both teams to score looks like it could be THE value bet of the match. Winner Sports are going 4/7 on Toronto and Minnesota both hitting the back of the net and punters could prosper by backing this.
Over 2.5 goals is another market to consider strongly; 10Bet are offering 10/11 for three or more strikes in this contest. Toronto will be quietly confident of notching at least two goals here and Minnesota are also capable of bagging at the other end.
The 21/20 available with Betway for Toronto to win by two or more goals looks decent. On paper, the Canadian side are much stronger than their opponents and an early goal could open the floodgates. With Giovinco and Altidore in fine form, Toronto could run riot.