Toronto FC are coming off their first loss of the season when they fell in Seattle last week. They will now return to home ground for their next match, where they will host Minnesota on Friday. Minnesota United are coming off a mouth-watering draw at home against NYCFC in their last match. They have been firing in all cylinders this season and this is going to be an exciting affair.
Date/Time: 4-19-2019, 20:00 EST
Spread: Toronto FC -0.75
Total: 3 Goals
Toronto FC (3-1-1) played quite a solid match on the road against the Seattle Sounders. Altidore took the lead at the 11th minute but Seattle pulled even at the 24th. The Sounders went on to score twice in a two-minute span in the second half for the 1-3, while Altidore scored another goal at the 70th minute for the final 2-3. That loss put an end to Toronto’s undefeated start to the season. They are now sitting at the 4th spot of the Eastern Conference with 10 points, just as many as Philadelphia. Both teams are one point behind Montreal and two ahead of Orlando City and Cincinnati.
On the other hand, Minnesota United (3-2-1) scored three goals at home against NYCFC but didn’t win. They took an early lead but their opponents were up by 2-1 at the 18th minute. Minnesota United pulled even at the 20th minute and took the lead at the 32nd. But their opponents pulled even once again at the 64th minute for the final 3-3. That was the 5th time Minnesota United scored at least twice this season. They are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Western Conference with 10 points. They are one point ahead of Sporting Kansas City and three points behind FC Dallas and Houston.
Last season Minnesota United won by 3-4 at home, with Toronto FC winning the year before that by 2-3 in this venue. Both teams have really strong offensive lines and a knack for high-scoring matches.
This looks like one of the most solid matches of the weekend, and I will take the Over 3 Goals here. Moreover, I will take the 2-3 home win (+1656) and the 3-2 away win )+2957).
MLS Toronto FC vs Minnesota United Prediction: Over 3 Goals (-123)
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