Toronto FC produced one of their best performances of the season when beating Montreal Impact last weekend and plenty of punters will be backing the hosts to build on that success here. William Hill customers can back Greg Vanney’s side at 7/5 to claim three points and the BMO Field faithful will be expecting big things from their team in this clash.
Now up to seventh in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, Toronto are starting to put a run of form together. Despite their struggles for most of 2019, the Canadian outfit are just six points behind second-placed D.C. United and Toronto will be quietly confident of edging closer to the playoff places. A win here will certainly help their chances…
Meanwhile, New York Red Bulls are one of the league’s most consistent teams and neutrals will be fully expecting the three-time Supporters’ Shield winners to go close in their pursuit of a first MLS Cup. Currently third in the Eastern Conference standings, the Red Bulls are on the verge of something special and you won’t find many punters backing against them.
Chris Armas has a solid squad at his disposal and New York supporters will fancy one of the city’s two MLS teams to challenge for glory this year. At this moment in time, the Red Bulls are in a stronger position than New York City FC but that could change – a win here for the visitors will certainly silence their critics and raise a few eyebrows.
Date: July 18, 2019
Toronto FC: Frustratingly Dangerous
When Toronto are good, they are very good. Vanney’s side have been one of Major League Soccer’s principal contenders for the last five years but the Canadian outfit have slipped down the pecking order this season. However, Toronto have shown signs of a resurgence in recent weeks, losing just one of their previous four MLS fixtures…
Alejandro Pozuelo leads the team with eight Major League Soccer goals in 2019. The onus will be on the Spaniard to make the breakthrough in this fixture – he could turn out to be Toronto’s difference maker once again. Punters can back Pozuelo at 7/5 to get his name on the scoresheet and the Red Bulls will be wary of his attacking threat.
Are The Red Bulls MLS Cup-Bound?
Major League Soccer followers will be hoping that the Red Bulls can finally lift the MLS Cup for the first time in 2019. It won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination but New York are primed to lay down a serious challenge for soccer’s ultimate prize. With a bit of luck, it could be their year to celebrate Major League Soccer success.
The biggest negative regarding the Red Bulls and their bid to win the MLS Cup is their road form. New York have won just two of their nine away games this year and that might be enough to put bettors off ahead of this clash. The visitors are priced at 16/5 with Betfred but it is difficult to put too much faith in the Red Bulls given their road woes.
Backing a winner in this contest is by no means straightforward. Toronto have improved in recent weeks but the Red Bulls have the stronger overall form in 2019 and that puts punters in a bit of a dilemma. Instead, it may prove prudent to look at a different betting market…
Without a shadow of a doubt, both teams to score is the way to go here and the 3/5 with Unibet could turn out to be a gift of a price. There is usually lots of action when these two teams go up against each other and viewers could be set for a high-scoring encounter.
TIP: Both teams to score (3/5 with Unibet)
CORRECT SCORE: Toronto FC 2-2 New York Red Bulls (12/1 with William Hill)