Toronto FC vs New York City FC predictions and betting tips for this weekend’s MLS encounter which takes place at BMO Field. Can Greg Vanney’s side continue to build on their recent momentum?
New York City FC’s away form is patchy at best but can they pick up something from this encounter with the inconsistent Toronto FC? See our betting tips and match predictions below.
Toronto FC have been much improved in recent weeks and they are unbeaten in three games coming into this match. There is still plenty of work to do and they are a shadow of the side who lifted the MLS Cup in December but there are signs of life following a terrible start to the campaign. They’ve conceded 41 goals this season but just three in the last three matches and that includes a trip to the Mercedes Benz Stadium. NYCFC could only draw at home to Vancouver Whitecaps last weekend at the Yankee Stadium but it’s their away form which is concerning. They’ve lost three of the last four on the road and they survived a number of scares during their 2-0 success at Orlando. They’ve netted eight times in seven away matches and have kept just two clean sheets. TFC played in the Canadian Championship in midweek but they should be able to recover in time to collect three points here. The first of our Toronto FC vs New York City FC predictions is Toronto to Win at 6/5 with Bet Victor and you can use their £40 free bet to back the hosts.
See our Over 2.5 Goals predictions for this weekend’s action
The MLS is a hugely entertaining league and there are always goals in these games. There has been an average of 3.55 goals in NYCFC away matches this campaign and five of their last six away matches have yielded four or more strikes. TFC have firepower in their squad and they have scored eight times in their last three home games at BMO Field. They also drew 2-2 with Vancouver Whitecaps in midweek in the Canadian Championship although they did make changes for that game. It finished 2-1 to the hosts when they met at the Yankee Stadium earlier this season and we could see a similar outcome here. The second of our Toronto FC vs New York City FC predictions is Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score and it can be backed at 8/11 with William Hill.
Despite having the likes of Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco in the side, it’s proud Canadian Jonathon Osorio who leads the goalscoring charts for Toronto FC. They’ve drafted in Lucas Janson to try and help with the goalscoring burden and he will gradually be introduced at some point. He may not feature here so Osorio will have to work his magic once again. He scored in midweek and should be backed at 10/3 with Bet365. He is the third of our Toronto FC vs New York City FC predictions and you can use their £100 of free bet credits to bet on this MLS encounter.
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Toronto start as favourites for this tie at around 6/5 but there is always a home bias in the MLS. New York City FC haven’t been great on the road this season but they are riding high in the Eastern Conference and can be backed at 85/40. Bet Victor are also offering the draw at 27/10. Goals are always popular with MLS punters and Over 2.5 Goals can be backed at 1/2. Over 3.5 Goals is also available and is 3/5.
See information on the team news, key players and match stats below
Sebastian Giovinco was rested in midweek after a busy seven days and he is likely to return in time for this home match. Justin Morrow will also be hoping for a recall. New signing Lucas Janson may play some part in this fixture.
New signing Danny Bedoya will be hoping to play some part in this game but realistically, he will start on the bench. David Villa’s fitness is being constantly monitored.
If Michael Bradley is on-song, he can be absolutely superb in the centre of the park. The USA-international could have a big say in proceedings.
Maxi Moralez is an excellent footballer and a joy to watch. He buzzes around and creates chances for team-mates and if NYCFC are to find the net here, he will inevitable be involved.