Canadian Premier League Picks & Predictions: Cavalry FC @ Forge FC

Canadian Premier League Picks & Predictions: Cavalry FC @ Forge FC

We travel to Tim Hortons Field, home to the CFL Tiger-Cats in Hamilton Ontario, for the first of two games which will decide the 2019 Canadian Premier League winner. Match 1 of the CPL Final is slated for October 26, 3:30 PM ET.

Cavalry FC started the season as one of seven newly-formed teams. But, they went on to win both the Spring and Fall seasons, which setup the final against second placed Forge FC.

Will Forge FC manage to end Cavalry’s debut-season success?

Cavalry FC vs Forge FC, Calgary to Win

The visitors will be raring to get stuck into this game. They must feel the Championship is theirs to lose after enjoying tremendous inaugural season success.

Cavalry FC have won 4 of their last 5 games and only narrowly tipped Forge FC 38-37 to win the Fall season.

Forge FC came second in the Spring season by a point differential of 5. They are sitting on 3 wins from their last 5 and having only just missed out on the title of the Fall season, they should be hungry to make up for it in the finals.

When these two teams last met in October, it ended 1-0 to Forge. The game was a low-scoring game, but fiery with a red card for the homeside.

Take Cavalry FC to win this first leg on the road in the Steel City.

Cavalry FC Defeats Forge FC
3.20 Odds
Bet365

A tight game, under 2.5 goals overall

Throughout the season, neither team has been scoring freely. The league is still young so a lot of the teams involved are still gelling and it will continue to take time before the managers can properly implement their style of play.

Here are the results from the five regular season meetings:

  • May 12: Cavalry FC (2-1) @ Forge FC
  • June 22 Forge FC (1-0) @ Cavalry FC 
  • August 25: Cavalry FC @ Forge FC (1-0)
  • October 9 Forge FC @ Cavalry FC (2-1)
  • October 16: Cavalry FC @ Forge FC (1-0)

Both teams have worked hard to get to this stage and Forge FC coach Bobby Smyntiotis won’t want to go to the Spruce Meadows Field with an uphill battle ahead of him.

The Canadian Premier League betting odds are quite favourable for OVER/UNDER bets across our selected bookies. This may be due the lack of popularity in the league, but whatever it may be, it’s worth a punt.

In a closely fought battle bet on the Game Total staying UNDER 2.5 goals.

Forger FC vs Calvary FC Goal Total Under 2.5
1.90 Odds
Bet365

Cavalry FC @ Forge FC Prop Betting Options

Bet365 have been posting Canadian Premier League odds since Match One back on April 27, 2019. Staying true to form, their bookmakers have posted a variety of prop options for the first of two Championship contests.

Here are some of the added proposition at Bet365 CPL fans can bet on:

  • Draw No Bet: Forge FC (1.66) Cavalry FC (2.10)
  • First Team To Score: Forge FC (1.80) No Goals (10.00) Calvalry FC (2.20)
  • Forge FC Highest Scoring Half: 1st Half (3.50) 2nd Half (2.40) TIE (2.40)
  • Cavlary FC Highest Scoring Half: 1st Half (3.60) 2nd Half (2.50) TIE (2.25)
  • Total Goals Odd/Even: Odd (1.95) Even (1.90)
Cavalry FC Win No Draw
2.10 Odds
Bet365