Los Angeles FC will play Toronto FC at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles in the MLS on Saturday night.
LAFC, such a dominant force in the MLS this season, are now on a four-game winless run following last Saturday night’s 1-1 draw with Philadelphia Union at the Talen Energy Stadium.
Mexican striker Carlos Vela returned from a two-game injury layoff to score his 28th MLS goal of the season just before the half-time interval as LAFC fought back from conceding a goal in the 3rd minute to claim a point.
Toronto seem to be finding their form at just the right time as we head towards the end of season playoffs, having now gone seven MLS games without defeat (no loss in nine games in all competitions).
Last Sunday afternoon the Reds faced the Colorado Rapids at BMO Field and eventually secured a 3-2 win. Tsubasa Endoh and Alejandro Pozuelo (from a penalty kick) scored five minutes apart to give TFC a two-goal advantage after just 13 minutes of the game.
However, the Rapids rallied to level the game just after the hour mark, before substitute Jonathan Osorio got the decisive goal with 20 minutes remaining.
Los Angeles FC vs Toronto FC Betting Lines & Prediction
There are as yet no betting lines available for this game, with Toronto in Canadian Championship action in the week prior to this game at Montreal Impact.
With regards to our MLS predictions for this match, LAFC have already clinched the Western Conference championship and hold a seven-point lead over New York City FC for the Shield, so there isn’t any urgent need for a win.
They will want to return to winning ways before the playoffs, but TFC have some momentum behind them at present and look worth backing to claim a draw here when the MLS betting line on the game becomes available.
MLS Betting Predictions: Match Result – Draw