MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Toronto vs Philadelphia
Friday, October 2nd, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: As they face a Toronto team that has playoff aspirations of their own, the Philadelphia Union hope to stave off playoff elimination, while also trying to rebound from their U.S Open Cup shootout defeat this week to Sporting KC. Toronto FC will be hosting their next three games at BMO Field, trying to take advantage of the schedule where they started the 2015 campaign with seven straight road games as their building underwent modifications that ran into the regular season.
The Union have three games remaining to stay in the playoff chase, and anything less than three points from all three games will lead to their elimination from the post-season. The second problem is that if Montreal win any of their remaining games it will also lead to their inability to clinch a playoff berth, so the odds are certainly stacked against them.
Philadelphia also has to shake off a tough U.S Open Cup defeat in a driving rainon Wednesdayat PPL Park, which was their second consecutive finals loss at home in two years. The Union scored first, but were unable to secure the win as Kansas City tied the match at 1 - 1 as they went to extra time and an eventual shootout. With the shootout going in to the eighth round, the Union's Andrew Wenger put forth a lackluster shot on goal that never had a chance to get by Tim Melia, and Sporting's youngster Jordi Quintilla confidently stroked his shot to the back of the net, securing Kansas City's third U.S Open Cup title.
Now the Union has to pick up the pieces and not only win all three of their remaining games, but they will still need some help to find the post-season.
Toronto has won two straight outings as they get closer to a playoff berth. The Reds need to win against the Union, and will still need poor outings from both NYC and Orlando City to clinch a post-season spot in the Eastern Conference.
This is Toronto's third game of their five-game home stand, and they have scored three goals in wins over Colorado and Chicago leading to this weekend.
Sebastian Giovinco has scored three of those six goals down the stretch, and became the first player in MLS history to have 20 goals and 10 assists, in this the 20th season of Major League Soccer.
All three of the household names in Toronto, Giovinco, Bradley and Altidore scored in last weekend's outing against Chicago, although the Fire's Gilberto did all he could to keep Chicago in the game. Gilberto scored in the opening minute of the game, and again gave the Fire a 2 - 1 lead in the 52nd minute, but Toronto fought back to find two second half goals to secure the 3 - 2 win.
Last 14 MLS Meetings:
The two teams have met 14 times in their MLS history, with the Union leading the series having 6 Wins, 4 Losses and 4 Draws.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Toronto -1 -115
Philly +1 -105
Total O/U 3:
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Quick Analysis & Prediction
Nothing is slowing down this Toronto offense right now, and after the Union’s disappointment coming so close to earning their first piece of hardware, it will not be easy to travel to Canada and turn it on again.
Something tells us that you know where we are going with this play, because it has become an ongoing theme as we get to the final month of the regular season, so let's get to that prediction.
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The Over 3 at a simple -105 is undoubtedly making the board for us in this affair, basically because we know Toronto can do it on their own.
The Reds defense is not exactly all that stellar on the other side of the ball, so let's expect some goals to be found, and put a marker on the Over 3.