DC United vs Toronto FC
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Audi Field (Washington).
The 1-2 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps means farewell to playoffs dreams for the current MLS Cup holders Toronto. The Reds are 11 points shy of sixth-placed DC United with just three games left to play until the end of the regular season.
It best illustrates how things can change in just one year in MLS. DC United finished the previous term at the very foot of the Eastern Conference standings and yet they have the pole position in the battle for the sixth-place this time around. Ben Olsen’s men are a single point above Montreal Impact in seventh with a game in hand on Canadians, meaning a victory against non-motivated Toronto would launch them four points clear with two matches left to play.
DC United vs Toronto: Head-to-head
Teams shared spoils in an amazing eight-goal thriller in their previous head to head affair in mid-June this year at BMO Field.
Overall, it’s DC United who have a positive head to head record as they lead the tie by two wins coming into the 31st encounter with the Reds.
Both teams were on the scoresheet in four of last five head to head matches.
DC United vs Toronto: Prediction
Apart from the fact they are much more motivated side ahead of the match, DC United are enormous form favourites here. They made it three wins on the bounce in MLS netting eight goals and conceding just one in the process.
Black-and-Red are undefeated in last seven league ties and they’ve been enjoying a stellar home form with five wins and a draw in last six matches at Audi Field. Overall, they won 11, drew 2 and lost 2 of 15 home fixtures so far in the season.
The Reds have been in a completely opposite shape of late. They lost five of last seven games in all competitions conceding two or more goals in six matches in the process. The home win is a huge banker at 1.60, while we will alternatively back Wayne Rooney’s DC United to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.70.
DC United vs Toronto: Bet Tips
DC United to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
DC United -1.5 handicap @ 2.70 (17/10).