Atlanta United play Toronto FC in the MLS Eastern Conference final at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday evening, in a game that sees the 2018 MLS Cup champions playing host to the 2017 MLS Cup champions. The winner of this match advances to 2019 MLS Cup on Sunday, November 10.
Goals from Julian Gressel and Josef Martinez (the 28th goal of the season for the prolific Venezuelan forward) gave Atlanta a 2-0 win at home to Philadelphia Union on Thursday night. Frank de Boer’s team overcame the New England Revolution with a 1-0 win in the opening round of the playoffs.
Toronto FC reached the Eastern Conference final after their Spanish creative midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo scored both goals to lead the Reds to a 2-1 win on the road at Eastern Conference winners New York City FC on Wednesday night. Toronto are now on a run of 12 games since their last loss in the MLS.
When the two teams met in the regular season, Atlanta won 2-0 on home turf with goals from Tito Villalba and Julian Gressel back in May, with Toronto avenging that loss with a 3-2 win at BMO Field in June, with Pozuelo scoring a decisive stoppage-time penalty.
Atlanta United vs Toronto FC Betting Lines & Prediction
Home advantage is clearly a factor in MLS predictions for this game, but Toronto are in good form and look capable of making this a close game.
The Match Result betting lines sees Atlanta United as the -133 (1.75) favourites with Betway Sports, the draw is on offer at odds of +300 (4.00) with bet365 and the betting line on Toronto is at +330 (4.30) with 888Sport. The tip here is the draw and for the game to go to extra-time.
MLS Betting Prediction: Match Result – Draw @ +300 (4.00) with bet365