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Toronto FC rested Torsten Frings and Eric Hassli on the weekend to prepare for tonight’s game against Santos Laguna, which kicks off at 8pm EDT at BMO Field.

The Reds come into the CONCACAF Champion’s League tilt against the same team that eliminated them from the competition last season, when the Mexican side beat them 7-3 on aggregate.

The first leg of that semifinal was played in Toronto, where both teams settled for a 1-1 draw which could repeat itself tonight. With a payout of 3.40, it isn’t far-fetched to consider, even though the quality and form between the two squads leans heavily in Santos’ favour.

Toronto has not won in its last five matches, but defeated CD Aguila 5-1 at the beginning of the month in this competition. There is a big difference between Aguila and Santos, though, and bookmakers understand this, which is why TFC at home is paying 3.80 for the outright win. This actually has dipped down from 4.10 yesterday, so some believe TFC can pull it off.

The Draw No Bet offering sees Toronto paying a handsome 3.25 for the win while Santos dips down to 1.33. So if the game ends in a draw, which appears to be the most likely scenario, you get your wager back.

I like the Draw/Draw result in the Halftime/Fulltime offering, which is paying out 5.50 over at Ladbrokes.com.

Santos, on the other hand, has only played six games in the Mexican Primera Divison and is sitting midtable with a record of 2-2-2. The Mexican side is coming off a 0-0 bore draw away to Pachuca and may be a bit tired from the flight and quick change of altitude which is about 2300 m lower than where they played Saturday.

The Santos victory is currently slated at 1.80.

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