DEBUTANT WLB contributor Luke Beaumont (@LBBeaumont) picks out the best bets from Friday’s night Major League Soccer action.
After last weekend’s goalfest in MLS and a few winning accumulators, I’ve decided it’s time to try and tip some winners for the followers of WeLoveBettingUK. I am a sports journalist and a follower of MLS – you can find me on Twitter here – @LBBeaumont.
New York Red Bulls v Toronto FC | Saturday 00:30
The Red Bulls’ last home fixture was against LA Galaxy, and it was a match they will hope to recover from, very quickly.
The hosts found themselves 2-0 down in the first 10 minutes, with Romain Alessandrini running riot for the Galaxy.
The match finished 3-1 to LA, after the Red Bulls found a late consolation.
Toronto come into this game in red hot form, having won their last six games. Their last win was a thrilling 3-2 victory over expansion side Minnesota United.
That result leaves Toronto at the top of the Eastern conference, nine points above the Red Bulls.
This is the first match of the weekend, and I am expecting plenty of goals with both teams scoring. Toronto are lethal in front of goal with Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco.
They’ve also proved they can be dominant away from home. Unfortunately, the visitors will be without star man Giovinco, who misses out after picking up an injury recently.
The Red Bulls will be looking to bounce back from that disappointing defeat to LA Galaxy, and Bradley Wright-Phillips is due a goal-scoring performance.
New York Red Bulls v Toronto FC – Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score (21/20 Bet365)