Toronto FC vs New York City FC: 7 March 2020, Saturday
Major League Soccer, Kick-Off at 22:00 UK
Venue: BMO Field, Toronto.
The biggest derby match of the MLS 2020 second round is taking place on Saturday night in Canada. Runners-up from the previous campaign Toronto FC are looking for the first victory against New York City FC, a squad which also has high ambitions and expectations for upcoming months.
Due to very high rate at this stadium in the last couple of years, it’s not surprising to see Toronto FC labelled as favourites at 1.80 odd.
Toronto FC vs New York City FC Head-to-head
Only one out of the last seven head to head meetings between these teams ended without a winner. A big majority of those were high-scoring affairs, with winner being decided by one goal difference.
There were 14 matches so far total, and Toronto FC have a small 5-4 lead in terms of victories. The average number of goals scored in all those encounters is at 3.57 per match.
Interestingly, Toronto have only 50%-win rate at this stadium against New York City FC. They were victorious in NY last season though, beating the opposition 2-1 FT.
Toronto FC vs New York City FC Prediction
Toronto were in an amazing spot to collect all three points against San Jose Earthquakes in the first-round last weekend.
The Canadian side had big 2-0 lead after Pozuelo and Laryea goals, but they obviously underestimated the opposition. San Jose bagged two goals in the last 30 minutes and won a point.
New York City were not so lucky to avoid defeat in Ohio last Sunday. Columbus Crew won the match narrowly 1-0.
Unlike their Saturday’s host, NYC demonstrated great shape in the pre-season. In case you forgot, this squad has won the Eastern Conference last season and lost low number of matches on the road.
Draw seems like the most realistic full-time winner outcome here to us. The price is good, but still you should back it with small stake.
Both teams to score at 1.57 is surely going to be one of the most popular MLS bets this weekend.
Toronto FC vs New York City FC Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.80
Both teams to score @ 1.57 odd.