Toronto vs Columbus Crew
Date: 30th November 2017
Kick off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: BMO Field (Toronto).
Toronto marched to the Supporters Shield trophy this season, ending the regular part being 12 points clear off the second placed team in the entire league.
The Canadians thus must be regarded as clear favourites to reach the second MLS Final in a row after their first leg of the Eastern Conference finals saw a goalless draw away at Columbus Crew.
The Reds have really been the dominant force in this term of MLS, especially at their BMO Field where they’ve won most of the ties so far.
One of the very few losses, however, came in their previous home outing when they lost 0-1 to New York Red Bulls in the Conference semis, but it was only after they’ve gained the advantage in the first leg in New York.
Greg Vanney can be satisfied with the fact his team left MAPFRE Stadium undefeated knowing that he was without both of his star men, Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore, who are expected to be back in the squad in the rematch.
Crew enjoyed a marvelous finish to the regular season which saw them clinch the fifth-placed at the end.
They’ve moved this form to the playoffs where they went past Atlanta United and New York City.
Nonetheless, they’ve been pretty easy to break down on the road throughout the entire campaign and they’ll travel to BMO Field on the back of a 2-0 loss on their last travel against New York City.
Toronto vs Columbus Crew: Head to head
Crew lead the head to head tie by six wins, but their last trip to Toronto ended up with a disastrous 5-0 defeat at BMO Field in late-May this year.
The Reds have thus won two and drawn one of their last three meetings with Columbus.
Toronto vs Columbus Crew: Prediction
It’s really hard to go past the home win pick given that Toronto have truly been the dominant force in this term of MLS.
Sebastian Giovinco has 17 goals to his name in this season and he might well be the man to make the difference on Wednesday evening.
Toronto vs Columbus Crew: Bet Tips
The first bet is Toronto to win at the odds of 1.57.
You can also back Sebastian Giovinco to score anytime at 1.90.