New England Revolution v Toronto Betting Preview: Why the home side should be backed to score twice

With Stephen Nicol's side in excellent scoring form at home, and Phil Kitromilides can see them netting on at least two occasions against a struggling Toronto team
Three wins in nine matches may not seem like impressive form, but it is considerably better than the run Toronto were on before, when they lost nine matches in a row.

The bottom side in the Eastern Conference have shown some spirit in recent weeks, suffering just one defeat in their last seven matches and the Canadians can be backed at 10/3 (4.33) with Sportingbet to record a victory this evening.

Yet New England Revolution boast an impressive recent home record where they are unbeaten in their last seven matches, winning four of them.

Eye-catching recent home wins against the New York Red Bulls and the Chicago Fire underline just how tough New England are to beat at home. As such, odds of 7/10 (1.70) on a home win look extremely attractive and will tempt many punters looking for a simple bet.

What looks like being a better selection at a more appealing price though, is backing New England to score over 1.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75).

This bet has paid out in eight of their last nine matches in all competitions, while Toronto have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six away matches.

With New England strong in good goal scoring form at home, and Toronto rock bottom of the table with three wins from 18 matches, this looks like a solid pick at an attractive price.

When considering a value bet and looking for slightly higher odds, backing New England -1 at 39/20 (2.95) seems a logical choice.

The price is not huge for a value bet, but if the Revolution look like scoring at least two goals then giving Toronto a one goal head start is a way of making some decent profit with a mid sized investment.

New England to score over 1.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75) with Sportingbet
New England -1 at 39/20 (2.95) with Sportingbet

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.