New York City vs Toronto
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Kick off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
MLS is back in action after a two-week break in come style as everything is set up for the derby between New York City and Toronto.
The host s will have a nice chance to narrow the gap at the top of the Eastern Conference standings to two points since the Canadians will be without some of their key figures who are attending CONCACAF Gold Cup.
New York City
The match with Toronto comes just at the perfect moment for the Citizens as Patrick Vieira will be looking to take advantage of the situation and pick up highly-important points in the battle for a better position ahead of the playoffs.
The hosts have ended their three-win streak with the away loss Vancouver Whitecaps.
However, the team has been doing great at Yankee Stadium lately as they notched at least two goals in each of the last five home fixtures (four wins and a draw).
Greg Vanney will be without seven men including the key figures Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore who have just joined the national team for Gold Cup’s knockout stage.
This will leave Sebastian Giovinco as the main option in the final third. The Atomic Ant bagged a brace in Toronto’s 1-3 win over Orlando City in the previous round and he will be the main threat for New York’s goal on Wednesday evening.
New York City vs Toronto: Head to head
This match will be a perfect opportunity for the Citizens to get the much-wanted revenge for a demolishing 0-5 defeat in their playoffs meetings with the Canadians.
Toronto claimed a demolishing 7-0 win on aggregate including the 0-5 thumping of New York City at Yankee Stadium with a hat-trick from Giovinco.
New York City vs Toronto: Prediction
The hosts will be super motivated to get the revenge for the playoffs catastrophe, Vieira will have his key figures available to play, and New York City have been red-hot in their latest home games.
It is more than enough for us to back the home win with higher stakes at the odds of 5/6.
New York City vs Toronto: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be New York City to win the match at the odds of 5/6.
You can alternatively take New York City Over 1.5 Team Goals at 8/11.