Toronto FC meets New York City FC in MLS action at BMO Field on Friday evening, in a game between two teams who remain unbeaten in the early stages of the current soccer season.
The Reds have won both their games this season in the MLS, beating New England Revolution 3-2 on home-turf last time out. The winning goal was scored by striker Jozy Altidore, a little over 10 minutes after he had come off the bench for his first game time in five months following ankle surgery.
Given the off-season departures of key players Sebastian Giovinco and Victor Vazquez, it’s been a very decent start for the Reds.
NYCFC have drawn all three of their MLS games this season to date, with the latest being 2-2 at home to Los Angeles FC.
Like Toronto, NYCFC also lost their marquee player over the off-season with David Villa leaving for Vissel Kobe in Japan. The Romanian Alexandru Mitrita and the recently acquired Brazilian, Heber, from Croatia’s Rijeka should help fill the goalscoring void following the Spanish legend’s departure.
Predictions ahead of this game will mainly side with Toronto given their better start to the season and with them having home advantage, but NYCFC look capable of adding another point to their three draws to date.
Toronto FC vs New York City FC Betting Lines & Picks
In the Match Result betting odds, Toronto are the favorites at +105 with William Hill, with the draw at +275 with bet365 and New York City at +230 with 888sport.
The value bet could be in the ‘Match Result & Both Teams to Score’ (BTTS) betting market, where the ‘Draw & Yes’ is +350 with bet365. Other tips worth considering are a 1-1 draw at +650 with bet365 and Mitrita as an Anytime Goalscorer, where the line is +220 with Betway.
Pick: Match Result & Both Teams to Score (BTTS) – Draw & Yes @ +350 (bet365)