A first win of the season last time out seems to have kick-started Toronto’s campaign but Greg Vanney’s men will have another tough game on Saturday as they welcome a Sporting KC side with an identical record at this stage.
The Reds will have the home advantage however and that has helped make them favourites to take the points in what is a clear market.
Toronto go into this match as a clear odds on favourite and can currently be backed at best odds of 9/11 with 188Bet. The tie is listed at a top price of 11/4 with William Hill while a win for Kansas is out at best odds of 15/4 with Bet365.
So, how do you separate these two sides? Coming into the match Toronto and Kansas are both in fifth place in their respective Conferences with identical records of one win and two ties from their opening three games. Form is giving us no help here so let’s come back to the result later and take a look at the men who could settle this fixture.
Individual Goal Scorers
After missing the last game through injury, it’s expected that Toronto’s key striker Sebastian Giovinco will be fit for this one. It may be a risk if he isn’t 100% but either way, the bookies have installed him as favourite to open the scoring at best odds of 7/2 with Bet365 and William Hill.
His team mate Jozy Altidore may be a confirmed starter and therefore a better option at 4/1 with Bet365 and William Hill once again and at least he has found the net at this early stage of the season. Of the two, Altidore is our pick but what about options from Sporting KC?
The obvious candidate for the away side is Dom Dwyer, the forward with a seriously impressive record of 52 goals in 113 league games since making his way across from the UK. Dwyer is quoted at a top price of 13/2 with Bet365 and William Hill to score the first goal on Saturday but is a stronger tip for an anytime goal at a best of 23/10 with 32Red to find the net at any time in the 90 minutes.
Other Side Bets
The bookies are correct in making Toronto the favourites for this game but with form looking identical coming into this match, it may be a lot closer than many are anticipating. Toronto to win by one goal could end up being a very smart bet and this is currently listed at a best price of 13/5 with Bet365. If you subscribe to the same theory then the half time / full time bet could also be an interesting one for Saturday’s fixture.
Here, we are favouring a draw at half time with a win for Toronto dropping in at the end of 90 minutes and this is listed at best odds of 15/4 with SportingBet and 888Sport. Either of the above options could end up giving you a profit but for our final tip of the game, we’re going to take a longer punt by crossing to the correct score market.
Here, our bet compliments the theory that this will be a tough and close game but it’s one that Toronto should edge and a final score of Toronto FC 2 Sporting Kansas City 1 is a good option at best odds of 8/1 with 10Bet.
An international break can often make form irrelevant and at this early stage of the MLS season that’s another reason why this game may not be as straightforward as it looks. However, there has been enough to suggest that the Reds of Toronto have put the disappointment of 2016 behind them and with Sebastian Giovinco set to return, they should have enough firepower to edge this one.
- Jozy Altidore to score the first goal at 4/1 with Bet365
- Dom Dwyer to score an anytime goal at 23/10 with 32Red
- Correct Score of Toronto FC 2 Sporting Kansas City 1 at 8/1 with 10Bet