Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC
USA – Major League Soccer Playoff
Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: CenturyLink Field (Seattle).
It’s the first time that the Sounders will host and feature in an MLS Cup final. Both teams will be aiming for their second MLS title. In a slight edge in h2h clashes, the host is the favorite in the game.
Seattle Sounders FC Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1):
Stefan Frei – Brad Smith, Arreaga, Leerdam, Kim Kee-hee – Roldan, Svensson – Morris, Jones, Lodeiro – Ruidiaz.
Toronto FC Probable Lineup (4-3-3):
Westberg – Morrow, Ciman, Mavinga, Auro – Michael Bradley, Delgado, Benezet – Osorio, Endoh, Pozuelo.
Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five wins in their clashes.
- The Sounders are unbeaten in the last two meetings.
- Their previous encounter in April 2019 awarded a home win for the Sounders.
- Toronto has tasted success in only two of their eight visits since 2009.
Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC Prediction
Seattle Sounders will be facing Toronto for the third time in four years for the title. The host will be confident on the back of their victory against LAFC which opened their road to the finals.
A stunning brace from the Peruvian striker, Raul Ruidiaz and his involvement throughout the field in the game was the key reason for Seattle Sounder’s victory. With just 31% ball possession the Sounders were able to hit the target in 5 out of 11 shots.
Toronto FC has also struggled to get their tickets to the finals in the MLS playoffs. In the previous play-off, they faced the start-studded Atlanta United away from home.
Atlanta hit first with an easy goal by Gressel J. Later in the 11th minute, the fully packed Mercedes Benz Stadium was silenced when Josef Martinez failed to convert the penalty as Quentin Westberg kept his cool to block the shot.
Toronto’s Benezet N and DeLeon N joined in adding to the miseries of the Five Stripes with a goal each at 14th and 78th minute of the game. Alejandro Pozuelo will be a key player to look forward to in the away team.
As such, based on their h2h encounter history and their individual performances in regular and playoff season, Seattle Sounders have more chance of lifting the trophy in the MLS 2019 season.
Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC Betting tips
Full-time result: Seattle Sounders @ 1.90 (9/10).
Safety bet: Draw no bet: Seattle Sounders @ 1.40 (2/5).
Seattle Sounders FC to lift the trophy @ 1.44 (4/9).