Toronto FC meet Minnesota United in MLS action on Friday evening at BMO Field. The Reds went down to their first league defeat of the season when losing 3-2 to Seattle Sounders in an entertaining game at CenturyLink Field last weekend.
The Loons opened their Allianz Field stadium last weekend with an equally entertaining 3-3 draw against New York City FC last week, in which there were five goals in the opening 32 minutes.
There have only been two meetings between these teams previously, but both games featured plenty of goals, with Minnesota United winning 4-3 at home last year and Toronto FC claiming a 3-2 victory in the first ever meeting in 2017.
Toronto FC vs Minnesota United Lines
In the Match Result betting lines, Toronto are available at odds of -150 with Betway Sports, the draw is +300 with Sportingbet and the line on Minnesota is +400 at bet365.
Given both teams ability to both score and concede goals both against each other historically and in general this season, a good value bet in this game could be on the ‘Match Result & Both Teams to Score’ (BTTS) market, where ‘Toronto FC to Win & Yes’ is on offer at +190 over at Betway.
Toronto FC vs Minnesota United Predictions
Any MLS predictions for this game have to take into account Toronto’s home-field advantage, even though Minnesota have picked up some good results in their long run of road games to start the season.
The Reds also possess a squad that features several high quality players, some of whom have title-winning experience. That extra quality should be sufficient to see them take all the points here.
Toronto FC vs Minnesota United Pick
As for a Correct Score selection, a 3-1 Toronto win can be backed at +1100 with bet365 and the in-form Jozy Altidore is -125 with bet365 in the Anytime Goalscorer market.
Pick: Match Result & Both Teams to Score (BTTS) – ‘Toronto FC to Win & Yes’ @ +190 (Betway Sports)