We’re nine games into the new Major League Soccer campaign and Toronto fans have been left rubbing their eyes after an unbelievable few months. Unfortunately, it hasn’t gone to plan for the Canadian franchise though. The 2017 MLS Cup champions are in desperate need of points after winning just twice this year – it may be early days but the BMO Field faithful are starting to get restless after Toronto’s difficult spell.
At the other end of the spectrum, Orlando City are flourishing. Currently fourth in the MLS Eastern Conference, Jason Kreis’ men have title aspirations of their own this year. A road win against the defending champions will send shockwaves across the division and it would take a brave man to write Orlando City off at this moment in time. Predicting the outcome of this contest could turn to be very tough.
According to Betway’s latest odds, Toronto are clear odds on favourites at 13/20 to secure a third victory of the campaign. That may surprise a few punters; there has been a clear gulf in class between these two clubs this year and you could make a strong argument against the Canadian side at the weekend. Three points will help to settle a few nerves but Greg Vanney’s position is under threat if Toronto fail to climb the MLS ladder.
Next up we have the draw at 3/1 with 888sport. A share of the spoils could be the way to go as this looks like a difficult fixture to predict on paper. Orlando City are more than capable of defending a point if required and Toronto will probably be relatively happy to settle, even on home soil. It has been one of those years for Toronto but a draw against a high-profile side like Orlando City may spur the hosts into action.
Or perhaps you fancy the visitors to prevail on Canadian soil? William Hill are going 4/1 on Orlando City to pick up three points this weekend and they will be well supported at that price given Toronto’s current situation. Orlando City are far from perfect but at 4/1, they are worth a punt. Soccer is unpredictable at the best of times…
Goal Scorer Tips And Other Bets
The old guard, namely Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore, are still leading the line at BMO Field but it may prove prudent to look away from those two obvious selections. Canadian native Jonathan Osario has scored two MLS goals this year and is a 10/3 chance with 10Bet to add to that tally this weekend. Toronto’s main strikers have struggled to get going and it may be worth looking to somebody other than Giovinco.
Furthermore, the under/over markets are also interesting. Over 2.5 goals has landed in each of Toronto’s previous seven matches in all competitions and the 8/15 available with William Hill is a reasonable price for another high scoring encounter. Orlando City certainly have the quality in attacking areas to cause problems for Toronto and goals look very likely indeed.
If we were going to go out on a limb and predict a correct score, 2-1 in favour of Toronto may be the way to go. Yes, the hosts are struggling near the bottom of the East Conference but Vanney’s men were crowned champions last year and Toronto could hit top form at any moment. 7/1 with 888sport is worth considering for a 2-1 home victory and Canadian sport fans will be hoping that Toronto can climb the MLS ladder in the coming months.