Some fans will have predicted these two teams to feature in the MLS Cup showpiece at the end of the campaign but that looks unlikely after contrasting seasons. Toronto FC, winners of soccer’s ultimate prize less than a year ago, have failed to inspire confidence for the most part of this season – Greg Vanney’s side are languishing down in ninth spot in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, New York City have held up their end of the bargain in 2018. Currently tied for second spot in the conference, Domenec Torrent’s side are just four points behind runaway leaders Atlanta United and it would take a brave man to back against NYCFC at this moment in time. With just one defeat in their last six Major League Soccer encounters, New York City are primed to take three points here.
NYCFC edged past Toronto in the corresponding fixture earlier this season and Toronto fans will be expecting to avenge that result this weekend. The BMO Field faithful will be quietly confident of a positive outcome and New York City FC’s woeful away form will be of some concern to punters. The visitors have won just once in their previous eight league games on the road…
Take your pick in this one – it is quite a tricky contest to call. Toronto will head into the clash as slight favourites with most bookmakers; 888sport are offering 5/4 on the Canadian side to prevail. Vanney will have his troops ready to go and a win here could see Toronto climb up the Major League Soccer ladder. On home soil, Toronto might just have enough to edge this fixture.
Draw backers may be tempted by the 27/10 available with William Hill. Most fans will be expecting a close affair and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see a stalemate at BMO Field – it is very difficult to split the two teams. NYCFC are the stronger side on paper but Toronto have that crucial homefield advantage.
And then we have the visitors. New York City FC have struggled in MLS road games this year but punters may expect that record to improve here. Torrent’s men have conceded three goals in three of their previous four away games and keeping things tight early on will be key to their chances. The 2/1 available with Betway is worth taking if you fancy NYCFC to find their best form.
Goal Scorer Tips And Other Bets
Sebastian Giovinco has scored in his last three MLS fixtures and it would take a brave man to back against the Italian extending that run this weekend. The former Italy international has been central to Toronto’s resurgence in recent months and plenty of punters will be tipping Giovinco to add to his tally for the 2018 season. 22/19, available with 888sport at the time of writing, represents excellent value to score in 90 minutes.
Sebastian GiovincoIn addition, over 2.5 goals is an absolute must in this particular fixture. This tip has landed in the last four Major League Soccer matches involving these two clubs and another high-scoring encounter is expected. The 8/15 available with 10Bet is a decent price and punters should seriously consider sticking this in an accumulator.
This could go down to the wire. Picking an outright winner is difficult but we’ve gone with the hosts to just about edge things. Toronto have been inconsistent this season but NYCFC’s consistently poor away record swings the result in favour of the Canadian outfit.
TIP: Sebastian Giovinco to score anytime (Priced at 22/19 with 888sport)
CORRECT SCORE: Toronto FC 2-1 New York City FC (Priced at 8/1 with William Hill)