Toronto FC vs New York City FC Prediction & Match Preview

Toronto FC vs New York City FC Major League Soccer Prediction by LeagueLane

Toronto FC vs New York City FC Predictions, Best Tips and Match Preview of the Major League Soccer match on Monday, 27 July 2020. Kick off 1:30 am UK/ 2:30 CET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Bay Lake, Florida.

Toronto are slight favorites to beat New York City FC in the round of round of 16 of MLS is back competition.

The Reds have an unbeaten record in the limited number of fixtures they played in 2020 and they have every reason to be positive in this knockout fixture.

They did beat NYFC 1-0 back in March, which happened to be their last match before lockdown.

In the group stage, Toronto managed a win against Montreal Impact, while sharing spoils with New England and DC United.

They qualified to the knockouts by finishing top of the group, yet level on 5 points with New England.

Head-coach Ronny Deila will be further boosted by the return of Jozy Altidore from injury.

New York City FC had a poor start to season and it continued in the group phase and they only qualified as one of the best third placed teams.

NYCFC lost their two games of the regular season and then lost opening two games of the group stage and it was a narrow 1-0 win against Inter Miami that gave them another chance to have a shot at the title.

On form, Toronto looks like the team to back, but let’s take a look at the h2h stats before arriving at some solid tips.

Toronto FC vs New York City FC: Head-to-head

  • Last 15 games: TFC 6 wins, New York 4 wins; 5 draws.
  • Toronto FC have a 4-match unbeaten streak with 3 wins and 1 draw.
  • 7 of their last 9 h2h matches saw over 2.5 goals.
  • However, both teams scored in only 4 of those 9 encounters.

Toronto FC vs New York City FC: Prediction

In another time and place, this could have been a duel between two evenly matched team. But form is against NYCFC and TFC have been dominant in recent h2h fixtures.

With the fine scoring record expected to continue for the home team, I look no further than a Toronto win in this fixture.

NYCFC have struggled to score goals and therefore goals are expected at a premium, also considering 6 of the last 7 matches of New York recorded under 1.5 goals. The safe option is to go with under 3.5 goals full-time.

Toronto FC vs New York City FC: Betting Tips

  • Full-time – Toronto to win @ 2.20 odd
  • Under 3.5 goals @ 1.47 odd.