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Bitesize Prediction: Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union – 31/08/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, MLS 30 Aug 2023

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Competition: MLS

Market: Philadelphia Union win

Odds: 11/10 @ 1xBet

Looking to make another statement on the road in the early hours of Thursday, a high-flying Philadelphia will make the trip to BMO Field when they meet Toronto.

Starting with the hosts, last seen over the weekend putting in yet another nightmare display, it is no secret that Toronto are in the midst of an extended crisis. Eventually slumping to a routine 2-0 defeat at the hands of Columbus, the Reds have come under a huge amount of scrutiny this season. Failing to find any kind of Leagues Cup boost last month as they lost their two group stage appearances by an aggregate score of 6-0, interim boss Terry Dunfield has a major battle on his hands at BMO field. Likewise, marking their return from the month interval with a 3-2 loss at home against Montreal, the midweek hosts have now lost each of their previous 10 straight appearances across all formats. It should also be noted, on what has quickly become an infamous rut, Toronto are without a single win from any of their last 13 outings – a run that stems all the way back to May 28th. Only showing a string of issues at both ends of the pitch, the Reds face a real challenge here.

As for the visitors, while Toronto might be in the midst of a public nightmare, the mood in Philadelphia’s camp should be at a continued high. Although the Union might have seen their Leagues Cup adventure come to an abrupt end at the hands of Inter Miami on August 18th, Jim Curtin’s men have come roaring back in some style. Last seen over the weekend putting in another action-packed display as they landed a 3-1 romp away at DC United, Wednesday’s guests will certainly be smelling the chance to lay down another MLS marker here. Now winning eight of their last nine showdowns across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to July 9th – Philadelphia have quickly gained a reputation for their free-scoring performances in the final third. It should also be noted, landing a deserved 4-2 victory when they welcomed Toronto to town for their reverse MLS meeting on April 23rd, we are expecting a similar away win for the Eastern Conference high-flyers at BMO Field in midweek.

Bet: Philadelphia Union 11/10 to beat Toronto FC in Thursday’s MLS showdown @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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