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Saturday’s MLS fixture list will see Toronto FC playing against Orlando City.
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Toronto FC will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 MLS defeat in their last game at the hands of Vancouver Whitecaps.
In that match, Toronto FC had 55% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Vancouver Whitecaps had 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Tosaint Ricketts (90') scored for Vancouver Whitecaps.
Matches featuring Toronto FC have usually been engaging ones lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past six games, a grand total of 22 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 9 of those being chalked up by Toronto FC.
Orlando City will go into the meeting following a 2-1 Open Cup win to beat Philadelphia Union in their previous game.
Óscar Pareja's Orlando City have found the back of the net a total of 8 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that period equals 9.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 15/07/2018 tells us that Toronto FC have won 1 of them and Orlando City 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A sum of 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 of them from The Reds and 8 created by The Lions. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league contest between the two was MLS match day 17 on 17/07/2021 when it finished Toronto FC 1-1 Orlando City.
In that game, Toronto FC had 52% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Jozy Altidore (72').
On the other side, Orlando City had 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Nani (77') scored.
The referee was Marcos de Oliveira.
Team News: Toronto FC
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Toronto FC manager Bob Bradley to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty (Knee Problems) is out of contention.
It seems likely that The Reds could go for a 4-4-2 system in the match featuring Alex Bono, Luca Petrasso, Shane ONeill, Lukas MacNaughton, Kadin Chung, Deandre Kerr, Michael Bradley, Kosi Thompson, Ayo Akinola, Jesús Jiménez and Alejandro Pozuelo.
Team News: Orlando City
Orlando City manager Óscar Pareja has a number of players out of action. Antônio Carlos (Torn Muscle) and Gastón González (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) are not ready for selection.
We believe The Lions seem most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, starting the game with Pedro Gallese, Ruan, Rodrigo Schlegel, Robin Jansson, João Moutinho, César Araújo, Junior Urso, Facundo Torres, Mauricio Pereyra, Jake Mulraney and Alexandre Pato.
We’re of the view that Orlando City and Toronto FC should both be able to score here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very close game with a 1-1 score when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BMO Field (30,000)
Captain: Michael Bradley
Chairman: Bill Manning
Manager: Bob Bradley
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)