Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 9/1/2020
Game: Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-200) Montreal (+500)
Alejandro Pozuelo and the Montreal Impact (3-1-3, 7th in the Eastern Conference) head to BMO Field on Tuesday where they'll meet Toronto FC (5-3-0, 1st in the Eastern Conference). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and Clement Diop for the Montreal Impact. TFC is priced at -200 while the Impact are at +500. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
TFC as a team have scored 14 goals on the season, which ranks 4th in the league. They have launched 109 shots at the opposition with 46 of them being on target, which is a 42.2% shots on target percentage. Toronto maintains possession for 56.8% of matches while dribbling successfully 59.5% of the time (14th in MLS). They have caught 4,195 passes from teammates on 4,631 attempts for the year, which makes their receiving percentage 90.6%.
Alejandro Pozuelo is a guy who should impact this matchup for TFC. Pozuelo has started 180 contests so far in his MLS career and tallies 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who represents Spain has 38 goals (56th among active players) in 16,513 mins played. He has totaled 47 assists while accumulating 29 yellow card cautions so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Jonathan Osorio, the midfielder who hails from Canada. Osorio has totaled 14,276 mins during 156 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 14 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 26 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 28 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.18 G/90 during his career (142nd among active players).
The guy who will defend the goal for Toronto will be Quentin Westberg. Westberg (30-25-25 mark in his MLS career) has recorded 25 shutouts, which has earned him a 31.6% clean sheet rate. The keeper from the United States has had 261 shots attempted at him in 79 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.27 (101 total goals given up) and he has a save % of .678. Westberg has been on the field for 7,137 mins and has earned 177 stops in his MLS career.
Montreal has totaled 3,252 targets on the season (11th in MLS) and they have 2,919 completed passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 89.8% while they control possession of the ball 49.4% of the time. The Impact have been able to dribble successfully 70.1% of the time on the season while tallying 10 goals. They have connected on 33.3% of their SOT out of 57 total shots.
Rod Fanni will need to be on top of his game for Montreal. He sports an average of 0.02 goals per 90 mins and has started 223 contests so far in his MLS career. The defender from France has played 33,949 professional minutes and he has scored 9 goals (182nd among active players). He has 47 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. Make sure to watch out for Romell Quioto, the forward who represents Honduras. Quioto has been handed a total of 13 yellow cards in 5,106 minutes played (55 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his MLS career is 0.32 (77th among active MLS players). He has collected 18 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 14 times.
Clement Diop will look after the net for the Impact. Diop has accumulated 19 clean sheets while defending 330 shots attempted against him in 6,660 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .694 and his shutout rate is currently at 25.7%. He has conceded 1.38 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 29-17-27. During his MLS career, Diop has given up 102 goals while he has totaled 229 stops in 74 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-200)
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