MLS Toronto vs New York City MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Toronto vs New York City Prediction 3/16/2024

Toronto (2-0-1) travel to face off against New York City (0-3-0) on Saturday, March 16th. This match will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY. Toronto is coming off a win in their previous match, while New York City will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Toronto. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Toronto vs New York City

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Toronto Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Toronto hosted Charlotte FC and picked up a 1-0 win. The money line payout for Toronto was +150, and the single goal scored fell short of the over/under goal line of 5.5 goals.

Toronto’s attack was led by Lorenzo Insigne, who took two shots and scored the only goal for his club. Matthew Longstaff finished the match with an assist. In all, Toronto was on target with three of their 10 total shots.

Defensively, Toronto didn’t allow a goal, and Luka Gavran picked up a clean sheet. Gavran made a total of three saves on Charlotte’s 10 shots. The Toronto defense blocked five shots and intercepted nine passes.

Through three matches, Toronto has a record of 2-0-1, putting them in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. They have won two straight matches, and their only loss came on the road. Overall, they are 1-0-1 away from home and 1-0 at home. Toronto has been favored in one match, and they won that contest. Next up for Toronto is a home match vs. Atlanta United FC on Saturday, March 23rd.

New York City Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, New York City hosted the Portland Timbers. Despite playing at home and being favored with a money line of -129, they came up just short, losing by a score of 2-1. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

New York City’s attack took a total of 11 shots, with six of these shots being on target. Santiago Rodriguez was the only player on the club to score on his only shot attempt. Overall, NYCFC had seven corner kicks.

On the defensive end, New York City allowed two first-half goals on just three shots on target from the Timbers. Matt Freese finished with one save on these three shots. NYCFC’s defenders blocked three shots and intercepted 14 passes.

Through three matches, New York City has yet to pick up a win, sitting at 14th in the Eastern Conference. They have dropped three straight matches, including a 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on March 9th. Overall, they are 0-3-0, with both losses coming on the road. Following this match, they will head out on the road once again, taking on FC Cincinnati on March 23rd.

Toronto Offense Breakdown

So far this season, Toronto has struggled to find the back of the net, scoring just 0.7 goals per match, which is 26th in the league. Lorenzo Insigne has been the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice, which is 17th in the league. Insigne also leads the team in shots on goal, with three, and is 48th in the league in that category. Overall, Toronto is 28th in shots on goal and 25th in corner kicks. Their passing percentage of 83.2% is 13th in the league.

New York City Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, New York City has struggled to find the back of the net, scoring just 0.3 goals per match, which is 29th in the league. Santiago Rodríguez is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net once this season, which is 46th in MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, ranking 136th in the league. Overall, New York City is 25th in shots on goal and 15th in corner kicks.

Toronto Defense Breakdown

Through two matches, Toronto has yet to allow a goal, and they will look to keep that streak alive against a New York City offense that is currently ranked last in the league. Overall, Toronto is 9th in blocked shots and 16th in interceptions. In terms of fouls, they are 15th in the league. Sean Johnson has been the primary goalkeeper for Toronto, and he is currently 10th in saves and 2nd in clean sheets.

New York City Defense Breakdown

When it comes to defending, New York City has struggled this season, as they are 24th in MLS, allowing 1.7 goals per match. They are also 25th in fouls per match. However, they do have a favorable matchup, as they are taking on the 26th ranked offense in Toronto. Matt Freese has started three matches this season and is 22nd in MLS with six saves. However, he has yet to record a clean sheet.

Toronto vs New York City Prediction

Given that Toronto comes in allowing the fewest goals in the MLS this season, we see them coming away with a 1-1 draw against New York City. This season, New York City has really struggled to generate offense, ranking 29th in goals scored and 25th in shots on goal. Our projections have this one with just six shots on goal for each team. Lorenzo Insigne has been playing well for Toronto and is our top projected goal scorer for the match. As for New York City, look for Alonso Martinez to find the back of the net.

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