Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC Odds & Info
|Game||Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC|
|Date & Time||Saturday April 17, 2021, 2:00 PM (EDT)|
DRV Pink Stadium Fort Lauderdale, FL
TFC +110 O/U 2.5
The Montreal Impact hosts Toronto FC on Saturday in the first fixture of the 2021 MLS regular season for both. Last season Montreal was led by Thierry Henry but the manager left after just one season due to family reasons. Montreal in 2020 was 8-13-2 on 26 points with a goal difference of -10. Montreal was eliminated in the first round of the MLS postseason by New England.
The top players for Montreal include Romell Quioto, who was the leading scorer last season for Montreal with eight goals and six assists. Djordie Mihailovic was acquired from Chicago last season and the midfielder is expected to be one of the top players for Montreal in 2021. Victor Wanyama is a top midfielder for Montreal, who has played with Southampton, Tottenham and Celtic and his experience will work wonders for Montreal.
Toronto returned to top form in 2020 but was eliminated in round one of the MLS Cup playoffs. Toronto played with a disadvantage compared to other clubs as Toronto had to play half of their home matches in the United States due to two covid protocols in Canada. Last season Toronto was 13-5-5 on 44 points with a goal difference of +7.
Alejandro Pozuelo is the reigning MVP in the MLS and since debuting in 2019 has scored 21 goals and added 22 assists in 53 matches. The midfielder for Toronto will be the most important element on the pitch for the club. Jozy Altidore scored only two goals in 13 matches last season due to several injuries. Jonathan Osorio will begin his ninth season for Toronto and the midfielder is a key part of connecting the backline with Toronto's attackers.
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Over the last 5 meetings between these two MLS rivals, Toronto has won four and Montreal has won one. In the most recent fixture, Montreal was defeated by Toronto 2-1 at home last September. Look for much of the same on Saturday as Toronto jumps out to a strong start behind Alejandro Pozuelo and Jonathan Osorio and picks up three points on the road. Final Score Prediction, Toronto FC wins 3-1