Toronto FC host the red hot Houston Dynamo at BMO Field in MLS’ lone Saturday afternoon match.TFC come into the match on a season best three game winning streak that has seen the Reds beat New England, Vancouver and Colorado.
Though still sitting at the bottom of the MLS basement with Portland with 19 points in 20 games, Paul Mariner’s men have the opportunity to momentarily move past Philadelphia for 8th in the Eastern Conference as they make a desperate last push towards the 5th and final playoff spot.
Though not expected to start, Eric Hassli has been training with the team and is expected to take a load off up front. A replacement for the injured Danny Koervermans, Hassli was acquired from Vancouver earlier this week and the fans at BMO Field will very much hope for the Frenchman to come on as some point in the match given his highlight reel goals over the last year.
TFC are paying 2.50 for the outright win and also 1.70 in the Asian Handicap market with +0.0.
A home/home result in the halftime/fulltime offering sees a payout of 3.75 while the draw/home result would see them increased a little more to 5.50. TFC’s record at home is 3-5-2 (W-L-T).
The Dynamo, like their hosts, are paying 2.50 and have been one of the hottest teams in MLS this summer. They’re unbeaten in their last six matches and have won three straight in dominating fashion, outscoring their opposition 9-1 along the way. The team will look to forward Will Bruin to keep scoring and add to his team leading 10 goals thus far.
Despite being unbeaten in 10 home games, Houston’s road record leaves a lot to be desired with a showing of 2-5-4. They have averaged just over a goal a game on the road which could see the over 2.5 at 1.88 a decent bet. A win would see Houston go into a tie for 2nd in the east with Kansas City.
Houston are paying 2.16 in the Asian Handicap at +0.0 which is not bad for a team this hot. The halftime/fulltime for Houston sees 4.33 offered in the away/away result and 6.50 for the draw/away.
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