New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC - 7/21/20 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution
MLS Soccer: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:00 am
The Line: TOR +127 / NE +183 / Draw +250 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Toronto FC and New England Revolution meet Tuesday morning in the MLS is Back Tournament soccer action at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Toronto FC have forced a draw against DC United and are coming off a 4-3 win over the Montreal Impact. Toronto FC just received a dominant performance from Ayo Akinola, a game in which they controlled the ball for 41.2 percent of the match and got six shots on target. Toronto FC has now score six goals in the first two matches of this tournament and has scored at least two goals in three of its last four matches overall. Ayo Akinola leads Toronto FC with five goals, Alejandro Pozuelo has five assists and Jozy Altidore has four shots on goal. Defensively, Quentin Westberg has allowed seven goals on 19 shots faced.
New England Revolution has beaten the Montreal Impact and is fresh off a 1-1 draw against DC United. New England Revolution allowed a late second half goal to remove a chance at three more points, a game in which they controlled possession for 51 percent of the match and allowed just three shots on target. New England Revolution has now allowed one or less goals in each of its last three matches and has allowed just one goal in this tournament. Adam Buksa leads New England Revolution with two goals, Gustavo Bou has one assist and Cristian Penilla has two shots on goal. Defensively, Matt Turner has allowed three goals on 18 shots faced and Brad Knighton has given up one goal on six shots.
Toronto FC and New England Revolution have split the last five meetings down the middle with a 2-2-1 record. The last meeting back in August was a 1-1 draw. Four of the last five meetings between New England Revolution and Toronto FC have produced at least three goals.
This is a massive game with the winner coming out of Group C and getting a better spot in the elimination rounds, so you should expect both sides looking to win and not exactly playing things safe. Th difference for me is the offensive firepower we're seeing from Toronto and a team that can open things up quickly. If Toronto scores an early goal or gets comfortable at any moment, I'm not sure New England Revolution has the horses to counter.
I'm siding with Toronto FC to get the victory here.