Toronto FC meet FC Cincinnati in the MLS at BMO Field on Saturday evening.
Toronto currently sit just below the play-off places in the Eastern Conference, but they will expect to boost their hopes of a place in the Final Series with a win at home to the Conference’s bottom team in Cincinnati.
After back-to-back wins on the road at Montreal Impact (2-0) and at home to New York Red Bulls (3-1), Toronto winning streak was halted by a 3-1 loss at home to Houston Dynamo a week ago. Jozy Altidore came off the bench for the Reds, but it was too little, too late, with Houston already three goals to the good.
Earlier in July it appeared that Cincinnati may have turned a corner as they recorded consecutive wins at home to Houston (3-2) and on the road at Chicago Fire (2-1). However, that proved to be a false dawn and was followed by back-to-back losses at home to DC United (4-1) and New England Revolution (2-0).
Toronto FC vs FC Cincinnati Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of MLS predictions for this game, the Reds are warm favourites at -313 (1.32) with 888Sport, the draw is +475 (5.75) with Sports Interaction and you can get +800 (9.00) on a Cincinnati win at bet365. It’s difficult to argue too much with those odds, although Toronto are too short to make much appeal.
An alternative MLS betting line to look at might be the ‘Match Result & Both Teams To Score’, where a win for ‘Toronto & Yes’ is +155 (2.55) at 888Sport. Basically, Toronto need to win the game, but Cincinnati also need to score for that bet to win (e.g. 2-1; 3-1; 3-2, etc). That looks like a decent tip at the odds.
In Correct Score betting odds, the line on a 3-1 win for Toronto is +900 (10.00) at bet365.
MLS Prediction: Match Result & Both Teams To Score – Toronto FC to Win & Yes @ +155 (2.55) at 888Sport