Toronto vs Orlando City Soccer Prediction Today
First Canadian team to reach the MLS title, Toronto prioritized the CONCACAF Champions League – which brings together the federations of North and Central America – earlier this year. It came to the decision, but saw the title escape from their hands in the penalty kicks against Guadalajara, Mexico.
The expectation was that the team would get a quick reaction when it turned its attention to Major League Soccer. This, however, did not happen. In the 12 points played in the tournament after the closing of the Champions League, Toronto reached only four.
It was thus in a delicate situation in the classification phase of MLS being able to see the second bird escape its hands. Following a 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution on Saturday, May 12, the team remained parked on seven points (two wins, one draw and six losses).
It is the tenth (penultimate) placed in the Eastern Conference. The playoff berth is closed by the New England Revolution, who reached 17 points with a win over Toronto opening a ten-point chasm between them.
To make matters worse, the Canadian team still had Italian striker Sebastian Giovingo in the final seconds of the match (seven appearances in the 2018 Major League Soccer season, two goals). Thus, it will not be able with the athlete to face Orlando. It will have to comply with automatic suspension.
It should not be the only low that coach Greg Vanney should have for the match. Defenders Nick Hagglund (one game, no goal), Drew Moor (three games, no goal) and Eriq Zavaleta (three games, no goal) are handed over to the care of the medical department; the socks Nicolas Hasler (seven games, no goal) and Justin Morrow (a game, no goal); and striker Jozy Altidore (three games, two goals).
Newcomer Orlando City, on the other hand, gives hints that for the first time it can make it to the playoffs. On the previous day, however, he had a six-match losing streak when he was beaten at home by Atlanta United 2-1.
But the accumulated fat left the team that was already defended by the Brazilian Kaka in the front platoon of the Eastern Conference. With 19 points (six wins, one draw and three losses), he is fourth.
In MLS, the top two placed in the regular season guarantee a place in the quarterfinals. Who is between the third and sixth positions also advances, but need to play the eighth finals before. Orlando are two points behind the Columbus Crew, who are in second place. The Florida team, however, still have two more games to play in comparison to the rival.
For Friday’s duel, coach Jason Kreis also has concussion problems to manage. But far fewer than his opponent. Defender Jonathan Spector (four games in the 2018 MLS seasons without a goal) and midfielder Scott Sutter (four games without a goal) are in the process of injury treatment.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Toronto vs Orlando City
A significant improvement in both performance and Toronto results was expected since the team turned their eyes exclusively to MLS. Since this did not happen, the pressure for winning points has increased, as has the threat of early elimination. That should push the team forward for the win against Orlando, who is well-structured and can take advantage of potential open spaces for the defensive sector. This makes the guess in the visitors’ victory a good option for the confrontation.
Prediction Today: Orlando