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MLS Opening Day Betting Preview: Vancouver vs. Toronto

MLS Opening Day Betting Preview: Vancouver vs. Toronto

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If disaster had an acronym it would be TFC. Entering its seventh season, Toronto's roster is still a revolving door with five players signed Friday. Take Vancouver on opening day.

Last season, Toronto FC finished dead last in the league standings by a good seven points and was simply so bad on the field that management decided to roll back season ticket prices back to what they were in Year One.

This week, captain Torsten Frings retired and the team signed five new players ranging from a Welsh journeyman to a young, domestic unproven product.

Not to mention the Reds now have a rookie manager that just retired from playing in the EPL just over a month ago, and three of their top six goal-scorers are no longer with the team. Add to that their starting goalie from last season is now in Portland along with the fact that top striking threat Danny Koevermanns isn't in the lineup due to injury, and it becomes very easy to see why Vancouver is favoured to win on opening day.

A Whitecaps win here is available at a surprising price of 1.73 in the outrights while jumping up to 3.00 with a -1 handicap, a bet I like very much. The halftme/fulltime result for Vancouver sees a payout of 2.75, as well.

The draw result is listed at 3.50 over at William Hill.

If you do fancy Toronto to pull off the upset, you can now have TFC at 5.00. That went up by 50 cents within the last 24 hours and could may very well go up again closer to kickoff.

At the same time, Vancouver will be looking for ways to score more than it did last season when it notched only 35 goals in 34 games, third worst in the league. I like the under 2.5 total goals here at 1.70 and am looking at the Whitecaps 2-0 result in the correct score offerings, which is being given right now at 8.00.

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