Toronto FC’s season was done a while ago but can be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention at home when they face the Chicago Fire.TFC are winless in their last seven matches and have appeared to give up on their season with some of their displays in recent weeks clearly uninspired. Their home record is one of the worst in all of Major League Soccer with only two wins in 14 matches along with nine losses.
The squad will also be depleted this evening as star player Torsten Frings has been shut down for the season due to injury and the Reds will also be without a few players who are on national team duty including key midfielder Terry Dunfield and playmaker Ryan Johnson.
A Toronto win at home is unlikely which is why most bookmakers have them pegged at 4.00 for the outright victory while the Double Chance is at 1.80. A rarirty indeed for a home team in MLS.
A draw would net you 3.40 but realistically the Chicago outright at 1.90 is the best value given the dismal performances of Toronto.
The Fire beat TFC 2-1 at home a month ago and are fighting desperately for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They currently sit in fourth place at 44 points, only two ahead of sixth place D.C. United, while a win would launch them into second place ahead of New York.
Their road record isn’t the greatest at 4-6-3 (W-L-T) but they put on a great performance in their last match on September 2, when they defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-1 and have scored two or more goals in each of their last six games, an impressive stat.
As a result of the depleted Toronto roster and Chicago’s recent goal-scoring prowess, take a look at the Over 2.5 which is being offered at 1.83.
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