New York City FC vs Toronto FC Prediction & Betting Odds - MLS Tips
The MLS Eastern Conference playoffs semifinal between New York City FC and Toronto FC takes place at Citi Field Stadium on Wednesday evening, with the game having been moved from the Yankee Stadium after the Yankees vs Astros ALCS Game 4 was postponed due to rain and the series moved back one day.
NYCFC received a bye in Round 1 of the playoffs as No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and will be looking to advance to the Eastern Conference final for the first time.
Toronto missed out on the playoffs last year, having won the MLS Cup in 2017. They marked their return in Round 1 with a 5-1 extra-time win at home to D.C. United on Saturday. The win was all the more impressive given that the Reds were without two of their most important players in Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez.
New York City FC vs Toronto Betting Lines & Tips
When these two teams met in the regular season, it was Toronto who achieved better results and performances, winning 4-0 at BMO Field back in March and having the edge in a 1-1 draw at the Yankee Stadium in September.
With regards to MLS betting tips going into this game, it’s worth noting that NYCFC have had 16 days to rest and recuperate prior to this game. Whether that long a gap between games is beneficial is debatable. The change of stadium could also potentially go against them, while Toronto will have plenty of self-belief after their win on Saturday.
This game could go to the wire, so the tip here is the draw. The more adventurous might prefer to back a 1-1 Correct Score at +600 (7.00) with bet365.
MLS Betting Tips: Match Result – Draw @ +260 (3.60) with Betway Sports