Toronto vs Seattle Sounders
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: BMO Field, Toronto.
Toronto and Seattle Sounders are set for the MLS Cup final’s replay on Wednesday evening when they are about to take on each other in the mid-week’s early round of the new campaign. None of the two managers has reasons to be satisfied with the start of the season, particularly Brian Schmetzer whose men hold the very foot of the Western Conference standings with just five points in seven matches.
The Reds are not much better, sitting second from bottom on the East, but they will come into the match in higher spirits following an impressive 3-0 win over Philadelphia Union on Friday evening. Victor Vazquez, Sebastian Giovinco and Jay Chapman bagged goals for the Reds who are still without the injured star man Jozy Altidore. The American striker made only three appearances out of possible seven so far in the season and he will skip the derby with Seattle as well.
Toronto vs Seattle Sounders: Head-to-head
Overall, Seattle Sounders were the more successful over the course of history, winning 8 and losing only 4 of 14 meetings with Toronto.
Nevertheless, the Reds got the revenge for the loss in the MLS Cup final two years ago (on penalties, after a goalless draw) by beating Rave Green 2-0 in the great final in December last year.
Seattle did not score a single goal in last three H2H gams against the Reds.
Toronto vs Seattle Sounders: Prediction
Schmetzer’s men could also struggle for goals here as well, knowing they failed to find the back of the net in last two league games coming into the clash at BMO Field. Greg Vanney’s men kept a clean sheet against Phila at the weekend and we do find the value in backing them to do the same here at the 2.50 odds.
The home win should be considered a banker at 1.57 knowing that the Rave Green took only a single point on three travels this term. If you are looking for the difference maker, it could easily be Sebastian Giovinco who is 1.80 to score anytime past the struggling Seattle Sounders here.
Toronto vs Seattle Sounders: Bet Tips
Toronto to win @ 1.57
Toronto to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50.