CF Montreal vs Toronto FC Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: CF Montreal vs Toronto FC
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Saputo Stadium in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal (-110) Toronto (+270)
Djordje Mihailovic and CF Montreal (7-7-7, 6th in Eastern Conference) host Toronto FC (3-6-12, 14th in Eastern Conference) at Saputo Stadium on Friday. The starting goalkeepers will be James Pantemis for CF Montreal and Alex Bono for Toronto FC. CFM is priced at -110 while TFC is at +270. The total opens at 2.5.
Montreal faced off with Philadelphia in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. CFM tried 18 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 10 of the tries for a percentage of 55.6%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 83.7% passes received rate by completing 318 of the 380 passing targets in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Montreal finished at a 55.6% clip by putting 5 SoT of 9 total shots. Montreal sports an average of 1.29 goals per 90 minutes (27 total goals) and have accounted for 21 assists in all matches this year.
Djordje Mihailovic is a player who can be a difference maker for CF Montreal. He has 17 assists while accumulating 8 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Mihailovic has been a starter in 64 outings during his career while scoring 0.18 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from the United States has 11 goals scored in 5,605 professional minutes played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Victor Wanyama, the midfielder who represents Kenya. Wanyama has played 22,746 minutes during 253 career starts and has been handed 70 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 11 times during his soccer career and he has scored 26 total goals. He averages 0.10 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for CF Montreal will be James Pantemis. Pantemis has defended the goal for 1,890 mins and has accumulated 45 stops in his career. His GA/90 is 1.64 (23 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 68.7. The goalie hailing from Canada has had 67 shots attempted at him in 21 career starting assignments. Pantemis (7-4-10 record in his career) has 4 clean sheets, which gives him a 19.0% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Toronto took a loss by a score of 3-1 against Miami. They finished this game by completing 542 out of their 599 passes they attempted for a percentage of 90.5%. TFC had a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 of the 9 dribbles they pursued. Toronto converted 2 shots on target out of 6 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 33.3% clip in their last outing. With a total of 24 goals and 17 assists in all their matches, Toronto is averaging 1.14 goals and 0.81 assists per 90.
Alejandro Pozuelo should be able to be counted on for Toronto FC. He currently averages 0.22 G/90 and has started 204 outings in his career. The forward representing Spain has played 18,710 mins and he has scored 46 goals. He has 32 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 53 times. Be sure to watch out for Jonathan Osorio, the midfielder born in Canada. He has accounted for 33 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 26 different times. Osorio has been handed 16 yellow cards in 15,982 professional minutes played (178 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.19.
Alex Bono will be looking after the net for Toronto FC. Bono has racked up 24 shutouts and has seen 522 shots attempted against him in 10,437 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of 69.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 21.1%. He has allowed 1.51 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 50-28-37. During his pro soccer career, Bono has surrendered 175 goals and has tallied 360 saves in 114 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (+270)
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