CF Montreal vs Toronto FC Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: CF Montreal vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal (+310) Toronto (-133)
Ayo Akinola and Toronto FC (13-5-5 last season, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) travel to DRV PNK Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on CF Montreal (8-2-13 last year, 9th in the Eastern Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Clement Diop for CF Montreal and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. TFC is priced at -133 while CFM is at +310. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Montreal played New England in their last game and took a loss by a final of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 77.7% received passes percentage by converting 254 out of their 327 targeted passes in their last game. CFM attempted 16 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 12 of the tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Montreal finished the game at a 66.7% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 9 total shots. Montreal averaged 1.43 g/90 (33 total goals) and accounted for 21 assists in all competitions last season.
Romell Quioto is a guy who should be able to impact this game for CF Montreal. He has 19 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Quioto has been given a starting assignment in 66 contests so far in his career while scoring 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Honduras has 23 goals scored in 6,043 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Bjorn Maars Johnsen, the forward representing Norway. He has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times in his career while he has scored 53 total goals. Johnsen has totaled 8,643 minutes during 92 starting assignments and has been given 12 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.55 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for CF Montreal will be Clement Diop. Diop has seen the field for 7,830 mins and has earned 285 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.48 (129 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 69.8. The keeper hailing from France has seen 411 shots sent in his direction in 87 starting assignments. Diop (33-18-35 mark in his career) has recorded 20 shutouts, which gives him a 23.0% clean sheet rate.
When they last played, Toronto took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Nashville. They wrapped up this outing by converting 788 out of their 886 passes they attempted for a percentage of 88.9%. TFC earned a 46.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. Toronto converted 4 shots on target out of the team's 13 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 30.8% rate in their last outing. Having earned a total of 33 goals and 22 assists in all their contests, Toronto averaged 1.43 goals and 0.96 assists per 90.
Ayo Akinola should provide solid play for Toronto FC. The forward from Canada has been on the pitch for 2,664 minutes and has scored 17 goals. He has collected 4 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times. He has an average of 0.57 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 27 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Alejandro Pozuelo, the forward representing Spain. Pozuelo has earned himself 30 yellow card cautions in 17,838 mins played (195 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.23. He has tallied 45 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 49 times.
Quentin Westberg will look after the goal for Toronto FC. In his career, Westberg has allowed 120 goals while earning 210 stops in 92 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.30 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 36-27-30. He has a save percentage of 67.1 and his clean sheet rate is 29.3%. Westberg has racked up 27 shutouts while defending 313 shots against him in 8,307 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montreal (+310)
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