Two undefeated teams will lock horns on Friday in the MLS when Toronto FC will host New York City FC. Toronto FC have been really solid so far in the season and have won both matches. But they will have an extra challenge against this opponent. New York City FC have played good soccer so far but they have yet to taste victory.
Date/Time: 3-29-2019, 20:00 EST
Spread: Toronto FC -0.25
Total: 3 Goals
Toronto FC (2-0-0) had to fight really hard in their last match in order to take all three points. They hosted New England, who took the lead at the 9th minute from the penalty spot. But Toronto FC reacted perfectly, overturning the lead in their favor by the end of the first half. New England pulled even at the start of the second half but Altidore scored a late winner at the 80th minute for the final 2-3. In their first match, Toronto FC beat Philadelphia Union by 3-1 on the road and have now won both matches. They are siting at the 4th spot of the Eastern Conference with 6 points, having scored six goals against three conceded.
On the other hand, New York City FC (0-0-3) also fought really hard in their previous match. They played host to Los Angeles FC and after a tough battle, the two teams split the points in a 2-2 draw. Mitrita took the lead at the 39th minute but Vela pulled even at the 43rd minute. New York City FC took the lead once again at the 62nd minute with Ring but Vela pulled even once again at the 76th minute for the final 2-2. That was the third draw in just as many matches for New York City FC, and the second by the same score. They are now sitting at the 9th spot of the Eastern Conference with three points, scoring four and conceding four in the process.
New York City FC have a small lead in this match-up over the years (4-3-4), and won both matches last season. After a 1-2 at home they doubled their wins with another solid 3-2 win in this venue. Moreover, they have been great in this venue over the years (2-2-1).
Both teams are pretty similar, with great offensive lines but also with leaky defenses. I expect to see a lot of goals here, and both teams to score. I will go with the Over 3 Goals here, in a match that can easily feature four, five or more goals.
MLS Toronto FC vs New York City FC Prediction: Over 3 Goals (-103)