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MLS Cup 2016: Toronto vs Seattle Odds, Prediction And Live Score

MLS Cup 2016: Toronto vs Seattle Odds, Prediction And Live Score
Toronto FC are considered the favorites to win the 2016 MLS Cup on December 10th. Will the Seattle Sounders spoil the party at BMO Field or will the Reds follow through on the promise of an amazing run through the eastern conference? Let's check the odds as well as our betting prediction!
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Away Score Home Money Line
Wednesday 19 July
Toronto 19:30 New York City FC +240 +120 Odds
San Jose 19:30 New York Red Bulls +450 -164 Odds
Philadelphia 19:30 Impact De Montreal +350 -115 Odds
Houston 20:00 Minnesota United +150 +188 Odds
Vancouver 22:30 L.A. Galaxy +305 -110 Odds
DC United 22:30 Seattle +600 -179 Odds
Real Salt Lake 22:30 Portland +425 -149 Odds
Friday 21 July
Atlanta United 19:00 Orlando City
Saturday 22 July
Chicago 14:00 New York City FC
New York Red Bulls 16:00 Minnesota United
Houston 19:00 DC United
Colorado 19:00 Toronto
Philadelphia 19:30 Columbus
L.A. Galaxy 19:30 New England
Dallas Burn 19:30 Impact De Montreal
Kansas City 22:00 Real Salt Lake
Sunday 23 July
Portland 18:30 Vancouver
San Jose 22:30 Seattle

The 20th MLS Cup will take place at BMO Field on December 10th, and both finalists seek to lift the Philip F. Anschutz trophy for the first time in franchise history. Toronto FC doesn’t want to witness the Seattle Sounders winning their first MLS Cup on Canadian soil. Instead, loyal fans of the long-suffering Reds want to break their own championship drought, becoming the first major Toronto sports team to win a ring since the Jays in 1993. Expect an electric, explosive atmosphere during the biggest evening in Toronto soccer history.

Who Will Win The MLS Cup 2016?

After a grueling post-season, the teams remaining represent the best, most resilient sides in Major League Soccer, so both squads have a great chance of winning the MLS Cup. Champions are determined by a single match, similar to the Super Bowl, which means that the outcome may be influenced by a single, fortuitous bounce or a brief lapse in judgment. Teams which exhibit depth and the ability to overcome in-game obstacles tend to perform best in one-off scenarios, giving Toronto FC an edge in the eyes of many MLS observers and bookmakers.

Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC - MLS Cup 2016 Prediction

Entry Pick Odd Bet Now!
Full-Time Result Toronto FC +100

MLS Cup 2016 odds at WilliamHill

Compared to other major North American sports leagues, MLS teams have greater difficulty winning on the road. Over the past five years, home winning ratios hover close to 50/50 while away win rates range between 21% and 25%. In 2015, the trend sharpened, resulting in a 53.3% winning percentage for home sides and a 24.3% win rate for away teams. Over the history of the MLS Cup, home teams have won five of seven matches, boosting the win ratio to 71%. 

As great as Toronto FC has been this year, their main edge consists of home field advantage. Toronto soccer fans will probably turn BMO Field into a hellish, smoking crater during the finals, doing their part to let Seattle players and fans know that they’re not welcome back anytime soon. The Reds are used to it by now, emerging from an apocalyptic second leg of the eastern conference finals with their sanity intact and a ticket to the MLS Cup.

Seattle’s no pushover, earning their trip to the finals by clutching out a one-nil win in Dallas. The Sounders have one of the best defenses in the MLS, and Nicolas Lodeiro will ruin any team that gives him too much time and space. Since the midpoint of the season, Seattle’s arguably been the steadiest team, quietly powering through the west as pundits focus their attention on flashier sides.

Nonetheless, Seattle simply doesn’t possess the depth Toronto boasts at all positions. The designated player trio of Altidore, Giovinco and Bradley meets or exceeds the star power of other MLS sides, and the bench helped push the Reds past the Impact to win the east in extra time. Making matters worse for the Sounders, Jozy Altidore’s in the middle of what might be considered the best playoff run in the history of the league and shows no sign of slowing down. The fact that Toronto’s only slightly favored to win speaks to the quality of Seattle’s side, giving wagering fans a rare opportunity to scoop a solid payout on a favorite.

MLS - Regular
Wednesday 19 July
New York City FC

Toronto @ New York City FC

  Money Line  

MLS Cup 2016 Betting Tips

The western conference has dominated the MLS Cup, winning 13 championships since the year 2000. If you discount the fact that Sporting Kansas City moved back to the west after a brief stint in the opposing conference, the east has won only two MLS Cups since the turn of the millennium. Overall, since the league’s inaugural year, western representatives hold a 13-7 record over eastern contenders. This trend affects the moneylines by suppressing the odds of any team coming out of the east – in this case, Toronto.

In terms of scoring trends, 65% of MLS Cup winning teams score more than a single goal en route to earning a championship. This trend favors Toronto, since the Reds average 3.4 goals throughout the playoffs, never scoring fewer than two markers in a single game. On the other hand, Seattle’s scored more than once only twice during the post-season, averaging 1.6 goals in the playoffs. Other than the west’s dominance of MLS Cup finals, signs point towards Toronto FC as the first Canadian winner in the history of the soccer league.

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Tag : MLS , Seattle Sounders , Sebastian Giovinco , Soccer , Toronto FC

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