MLS Soccer: Toronto FC vs. New York City FC Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/12/15
New York City FC (5-8-5) vs. Toronto FC (7-7-2)
MLS Soccer: Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Yankee Stadium)
The Line: Toronto +279 / New York +102 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, TSN, MLS LIVE
Toronto FC and New York City FC meet Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Toronto FC look to get another big victory after winning three of its last six matches. Toronto FC is an offensive team that’s produced two or more goals in seven of its 16 matches. However, Toronto FC hasn’t scored a goal in its last two matches. Sebastian Giovinco leads Toronto with eight goals, Benoit Cheyrou has four assists and Michael Bradley has 27 shot attempts. Defensively, Toronto FC has pitched four shutouts and allowed two or more goals in seven of its matches. Chris Konopka has come away with 31 saves and has allowed five goals in his last three starts. Toronto FC is 2-1-1 in its last four games but is coming off a 4-0 road loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy.
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New York City FC look to remain red hot after winning four of its last five matches. New York City FC also relies on an offense that’s scored a goal in 13 of its 18 matches and produced five goals in its last three contests. David Villa leads New York City with eight goals, Kwadwo Poku has three assists and Patrick Mullins has 21 shot attempts. Defensively, New York City FC has pitched just three shutouts and allowed two or more goals in six matches. Josh Saunders has come away with 63 saves and has allowed four goals in his last three starts. New York City FC is just 1-2-3 in its last six MLS contests at home.
New York City FC won the June match at BMO Field over Toronto FC, 2-0. You know Toronto will be looking to return the favor this time around.
Even with lousy results at home, it’s hard to bet against New York in this matchup. New York is playing very impressive soccer right now and could use all three points to make a nice climb in the Eastern Conference. I expect a big showing from the New Yorkers once again, and help their team get over the top in a big nationally televised match.