Atlanta United vs Toronto FC predictions and betting tips for the MLS game taking place on Thursday 9th May 2019. Toronto have three games in hand on the sides above them and already look like play-off contenders, despite playing just eight matches.
Kick-off time: 00:00 UK time
Date: Thursday 9th May 2019
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta, Georgia
Looking at the recent results of Atlanta, you could be forgiven for thinking they have gone off the boil a bit this season – they’ve now only won three of their last eight matches and find themselves down in ninth place in the MLS table. They have though, only played eight games and teams around them have all played more. They are usually strong at home and have only lost once at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the last 10 months. They’ve only won one of their last four there though, collecting just five points.
Toronto FC have also only played eight matches but they are already five points ahead of tonight’s opponents in the MLS table and manager Grey Vanney will be delighted with their start. They usually struggle away from home but this season they’ve won two of their three matches, at Philadelphia Union and Orlando City. This gives them real hope for this match but for our football betting tips on the game, we’re going for home advantage to play its part and the bet is for Atlanta United to win and both teams to score. The odds for this are best with 888Sport at 9/5.
Toronto have scored a lot of goals so far this MLS season, with Jozy Altidore their current top goalscorer on five. He’s currently out with a hamstring injury though so the former Sunderland man won’t feature here. Atlanta striker Josef Martinez is the favourite on the anytime goalscorer odds board, he got two in his last match against Sporting KC but at 7/10 that is far too short a price to bet our football tips on. Instead, have a punt on German midfielder Julian Gressel. He scored in Atlanta’s last home match and could be a good price here at 18/5 with 888Sport.
We’re already predicting a close win for the home side, with both teams getting on the scoresheet, so that means we can also have a bet on a correct score tip for the match and the selection is a 2-1 home victory. Atlanta need to refind their really good home form and they will know a win will leave them in a great position, even early in the season. Toronto have improved on the road this season but a win against a team of Atlanta’s quality will be tough. The last or our Atlanta vs Toronto betting tips is for the home side to win 2-1 and the odds for this are 7/1 with 888Sport.