New York City FC take on Toronto FC at Citi Field Stadium in the MLS Eastern Conference playoffs semifinal on Wednesday evening.
NYCFC were forced to move this match from the Yankee Stadium to Citi Field, after the Yankees-Astros ALCS Game 4 was postponed due to rain and moved the series back one day.
NYCFC are the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, so giving them a bye in Round 1, and will be looking to make more history by advancing to the Eastern Conference final for the first time.
Toronto, MLS Cup winners in 2017, are back in the playoffs after missing out last year and came through the first round with a 5-1 extra-time rout against D.C. United on Saturday, despite the absence of key players in Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez.
In the regular season matchups, the Reds had a convincing 4-0 win over NYCFC at BMO Field back in late March and were the better team when the teams fought out a 1-1 draw in September at the Yankee Stadium.
New York City FC vs Toronto FC Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of MLS betting predictions, NYCFC have had over two weeks to rest and prepare for this game, but that isn’t necessarily a good thing as it can be difficult to regain momentum after a lengthy break.
This looks like a game that could potentially necessitate extra-time and even penalty kicks, so the tip is for the draw.
An alternative MLS bet could be to back a 1-1 Correct Score at odds of +600 (7.00) with bet365.
MLS Betting Prediction: Match Result – Draw @ +260 (3.60) with Betway Sports