MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Toronto vs New England
Saturday, September 12th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: The New England Revolution look to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games as they visit BMO Field for the only time this season to take on Toronto. There was a time when New England was facing a six-game losing streak with more questions than answers, but the Revs have since gotten back on track and are racing towards the post-season. If this sounds familiar, the Revolution did the same thing a year ago towards an eventual finals appearance against the Galaxy, but we all know how that worked out.
New England enters the weekend with 40 points in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, but are only separated by a mere four points from the top spot behind DC United.The Revs are also chasing Columbus and the New York Red Bulls in the standings, which will put plenty of emphasis on the match with the Red Bulls in just three days’ time after this affair in Toronto.
During the Revolution's current six-game streak without a loss, they have outscored their opponents 12 - 3, and have held their last three teams without a single goal, shutting down Houston, Philadelphia and Orlando City.
In their last outing against Orlando City, the Revolution did something that not many teams have been able to do this season, and that is win the possession battle against the Lions. Orlando City has consistently won the possession time in all but two or three games this year and, despite the Revs only holding a 1 - 0 lead at halftime, they completely dominated the stat sheet in the first half. The Revs found goals from three different players, with Lee Nguyen having two assists on the first and third goal in the 3 - 0 win.
Toronto has been the kings of inconsistency this season, but they will be benefiting from a nice run of home games as a result of the long road trip to start the season.
The Reds will play six of their next seven games at BMO Field, and will wrap up the regular season with a visit to Stade Saputo to face Montreal, which could have plenty of implications for both Canadian sides. Ironically, the Revs will play Montreal twice over their last seven games of their season as well.
Toronto felt the wrath of the Sounders last weekend, losing 2 - 1 with goals from both Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins, who finally got to play an entire game together for the first time since the U.S Open Cup match against Portland in mid-June.
Toronto's Collen Warner was handed down a suspension from the disciplinary committee this week, and he will be joining a long list of injured players who are expected to be out this weekend. Nick Hagglund is out with a knee injury, Benoit Cheyrou has an ankle injury, Sebastian Giovinco sat out last weekend with an adductor injury, and Daniel Lovitz has a foot injury.Both Damien Perquis and Argentine's Jackson are likely to be out with quadriceps injuries, so the pressure will be on Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley to be on their A-game.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
New England leads the recent series with 5 Wins, 2 Losses and 3 Draws in the last 10 MLS meetings.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Toronto -0.5 -105
NE +0.5 -115
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
It is extremely surprising to see New England as an underdog here, despite the match being in Toronto. Not to say THAT we wouldn't expect the Revs to be favored here, but they are playing their best soccer at the moment, and the Reds should be majorly concerned this weekend.
The Revolution defense has been outrageous as we mentioned previously, going for their fourth straight clean sheet in league play.
We would normally decide to move the line to the Pk Draw no Bet action when we like a road team to get a result of some type, but the -115 on the New England handicap +0.5 line is way too nice to let sit there unattended.
If the price were steeper than a simple -115, we might consider changing the suggested action, but we just do not see the Revolution losing this match, and in this case a draw is good enough to cash our tickets, so the +0.5 line at -115 with the Revs makes our suggestion box on this Sundayclash with two teams hoping to better their playoff positions in the Eastern Conference.