MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Toronto vs San Jose
Friday, May 29th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Toronto FC is finally enjoying the home portion of the schedule, and has now won their last two games at BMO Field, including the Canadian Championship meeting with Montreal. After starting the season with seven straight road games, which included an eighth in Montreal in the first leg of the C.C, the Reds will play four of their next five in front of their fans. They did, however, play a match with Manchester Cityon Wednesdayat home, losing 1 - 0 in the friendly match.
San Jose comes into the match riding a five-game streak without a loss, coming off a 1 - 1 draw with Orlando City in last weekend's game at Levi's Field, home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.After a relatively quiet first half, the action really got started five minutes in the second half. Brek Shea was sent off the field with a straight red card, and Orlando City had to finish the game 10 vs 11.
Both goals that were scored in the 1 - 1 result were penalty kick goals, as Kaka and Chris Wondolowski each converted their opportunities to score from the spot.
Toronto did not put their A-list squad on the field for the Manchester City friendlyon Wednesday, although Manchester City did play most of their squad who helped get the club in to Champions League next campaign.
This will actually be Toronto's fifth home game in the last six outings, if we include the friendly with Man City. After their trip to RFK Stadium to face DC United next weekend, they will return home once again for a three- game stand. Three of their four games scheduled for June will be played at BMO Field, which will see NYC, Montreal and another match against DC United to finish the month.
Health concerns are growing for both clubs, as Toronto will still be without Jozy Altidore possibly through June, while Robbie Findley is also likely to be out upfront for the Reds.
The Quakes have three forwards on the official MLS injury report, as Innocent will be missing for a few months, while Mark Sherrod and Steven Lenhart both had arthroscopic knee surgery.
Last 11 MLS Meetings:
The two have met 11 times in MLS action, with San Jose leading the series having 4 Wins, 3 Losses, and 4 Draws.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
San Jose +375
Toronto -0.5 -135
San Jose +0.5 +115
Total O/U 2.5:
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Quick Analysis & Prediction
Both teams enter the weekend tied in fifth place in their respective conferences, but Toronto is in a weak Eastern Conference where 13 points are good enough for fifth in the standings. If the Reds were in the West, they would be in the basement with Colorado with those same 13 points.
Altidore's absence is, of course, a concern for Toronto, but Sebastian Giovinco is playing well and picking up the slack. San Jose will not likely let the Italian national simply run the offense. Giovinco put up half of the six shots the team managed against Portland last weekend, scoring the only goal in the 1 - 0 win.
San Jose is starting to prove they are not the same sorry team that they were in 2014, despite some of the major absences they have also had to deal with this season.
The line setters are pointing to the Under in this one, but we completely disagree with that outcome.We know San Jose has not exactly lit the scoreboard up this year, and they have hit eight straight Unders, in fact. That cannot last forever, and we see this opportunity to expect three goals to cash an over Over 2.5 ticket at +110.