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Saturday’s MLS action will see New York City FC against Toronto FC.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for New York City FC v Toronto FC (plus the best game odds).
New York City FC
New York City FC will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-0 MLS triumph versus Orlando City.
In that match, New York City FC managed 41% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For New York City FC, the goals were scored by Monsef Bakrar (37') and Talles Magno (68'). On the other side, Orlando City had 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
A common trait of recent New York City FC games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous six clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've been a losing one. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Inter Miami in MLS action, Toronto FC and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Toronto FC managed 39% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Inter Miami had 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. Facundo Farías (45'), Robert Taylor (54', 87') and Benjamin Cremaschi (73') scored for Inter Miami.
The stats tell the story, and Toronto FC have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 13 goals in total. In defence, Toronto FC seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 28/10/2020, both clubs have shared the honours with New York City FC winning 2 of those games, Toronto FC 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
20 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 of them from The Pigeons and 10 being from The Reds. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was MLS match day 14 on 29/04/2023 when it ended Toronto FC 1-0 New York City FC.
On that occasion, Toronto FC managed 45% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was C.J. Sapong (46').
On the other side, New York City FC had 5 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Armando Villareal.
Team News: New York City FC
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just a single fitness concern for the New York City FC manager Nick Cushing to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group of players. Maxi Moralez (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
It’s our opinion that The Pigeons look set to use a 4-3-3 formation for the game, beginning the first half with Matt Freese, Tayvon Gray, Thiago Martins, Birk Risa, Kevin OToole, Andrés Perea, James Sands, Andres Jasson, Monsef Bakrar, Santiago Rodríguez and Matías Pellegrini.
Team News: Toronto FC
Toronto FC manager Terry Dunfield has multiple availability issues to deal with. Prince Osei Owusu (Leg Injury), Adama Diomande (Leg Injury) and Sean Johnson (Fractured Hand) are not able to play.
We believe The Reds might elect for a 4-3-3 lineup, choosing Tomás Romero, Kobe Franklin, Sigurd Rosted, Michael Bradley, Raoul Petretta, Victor Vazquez, A. Coello Camarero, Jonathan Osorio, F. Bernardeschi, Deandre Kerr and Lorenzo Insigne.
In our opinion, New York City FC have it within them to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
Conversely, Toronto FC could well struggle getting on the scoresheet although we do reckon that they could well end up hitting back at some stage here, too.
Our tip is for a comfortable 3-1 victory for New York City FC at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
New York City FC
Stadium: Yankee Stadium (47,309)
Chairman: Brad Sims
Manager: Nick Cushing
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)