Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/16/2020
Game: Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal (+315) Toronto (-140)
Anthony Jackson-Hamel and the Montreal Impact (1-1-0, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) travel to ESPN Sports Complex on Thursday where they'll take on Toronto FC (1-1-0, 4th in the Eastern Conference). The starting goaltenders are Clement Diop for the Montreal Impact and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. TFC is priced at -140 while the Impact are at +315. The over/under opens at 2.5.
During the season thus far, Montreal has racked up a total of 4 goals which puts them at 4th in the conference and 6th in MLS. Their goal differential is +1, putting them at 6th in MLS. The Montreal Impact have a total of 3 assists, which puts them at 7th in MLS and 3rd in the conference. When discussing shots on target, they have a total of 9 which puts them at 11th in the conference and 19th in MLS. As a team, Montreal has racked up a total of 29 fouls which has them averaging 14.5 fouls per contest. They have a total of 4 points for this season.
Anthony Jackson-Hamel is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Impact. The forward from Canada has appeared in 92 games in the time he's played pro soccer and has played a total of 4,278 minutes. During that period of time, the 25-year-old has racked up 26 goals and has assisted on 5 goals. He has a career average of 46.5 minutes per appearance. Hamel has started 92 games in the time he's played pro soccer and has committed 46 fouls over the course of that period. Concerning shots on target, Hamel has connected on 59 in the time he's played pro soccer which has him sitting in 148th when compared to all players still active and 33rd in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Maximiliano Urruti is another player to watch out for on the squad from Montreal. The 27-year-old from Argentina has connected on 48 goals in the time he's played pro soccer which ranks him 16th in the Eastern Conference among forwards and 48th when compared to all players still active in MLS. He has played 13,019 mins over the course of his career which places him at 17th among active forwards and averages 67.5 mins per appearance which has him sitting in 301st in MLS. In his pro soccer career, he has totaled 164 shots on target which is 15th in the Eastern Conference among active forwards.
The guy protecting the net for Montreal will be Clement Diop. Diop has seen the pitch for a total of 6,300 minutes and is sitting with 223 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.39 (97 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of .697. The goalie from Senegal has seen 320 shots attempted at him in 70 career starts. Diop (27-17-25 record during his career) has tallied 17 shutouts, which gives him a 24.3% shutout percentage.
Toronto FC is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they have 1 win, 1 draw, and 0 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they are currently ranked 4th in the conference and 8th in the league with +1. They have compiled a total of 3 goals for the season which ranks them 7th in the conference. Toronto has a team save percentage of .750 which currently has them sitting 11th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited.
One of the scorers to keep an eye on for TFC is Alejandro Pozuelo. The 27 year-old has fired 36 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his professional soccer career. He ranks 9th among active midfielders in the East in assists with 40 and has 108 shots on target over the course of his professional soccer career. He has totaled 15,846 mins and has an average of 71.4 minutes per appearance over the course of his professional soccer career. Another name to know on this team is Jozy Altidore. The forward from the United States has tallied 113 goals in the time he has played pro soccer which has him ranked 3rd in the East among active forwards. He also has a total of 453 fouls.
Quentin Westberg will reside in front of the goal for TFC. Westberg has tallied 22 shutouts while he has seen 249 shots against him in 6,687 career mins. He sports a save percentage of .675 and his shutout rate is currently 29.7%. He has conceded 1.29 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 26-24-25. So far in his career, Westberg has allowed 96 goals while he has racked up 168 stops in 74 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-140)
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