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Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal Prediction: 60th Edition of the Canadian Classique

Written by: Angelo Zarra
Published May 17, 2024
4 min read

Saturday evening two bitter rivals will face off against each other as Toronto FC hosts CF Montreal at BMO Field which will be the 60th Canadian Classique in all competitions played. Head-to-head in their previous 41 clashes, Montreal posses the slight edge winning 19 times while splitting the points on five occasions.

Toronto FC hung with Nashville up until the 80th minute then it went downhill for the Reds after that. TFC suffered a midweek loss losing 2-0 to the Boys in Gold, losing on consecutive matchdays. With the defeat, Toronto falls down the east table in 6th place occupying 19 points.

Meanwhile CF Montreal their coming off an unpleasant defeat on Wednesday, losing to the reining MLS Champs, Columbus Crew 3-1. Le CFM have now conceded three or more goals in their last three MLS affairs. With the defeat, Montreal has tumbled down the Eastern Conference table currently sitting in 12th place.

Here, we will break down the betting odds and share our favourite picks for Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal.

Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal Betting Odds for Saturday, May 18

Bet 365 is listing a decent number for what is expected to be a higher-scoring match compared to the rest of the fixture list. Both teams to find the back of the net is listed at -150, while both clubs failing to do so is priced at +110.

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Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal Prediction 2024 05 18

Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal Betting Predictions

Toronto FC Preview

Slowly getting integrated back to game-time fitness, marquee player Lorenzo Insigne saw 28 minutes of action on Wednesday. When his head is in it, Insigne can become one of the most lethal players in MLS with his moments of brilliance. Sitting on two goals with seven total shots taken, look for Insigne to be involved in wreaking havoc in and around the six-yard box.

Dearly missed on the pitch was Federico Bernardeschi, who was serving a one-game suspension along with his fellow teammates and the gaffer John Herdman for the melee that ensued with NYCFC last weekend. The creative playmaker is a hazard to the opposing net minders, among the league leaders in MLS with 48 total shots, 19 hitting the target. In 12 MLS appearances, he has accrued three goals and has added two assists.

Bet on Toronto FC at bet365 

CF Montreal Preview

Looking to impress the Canadian men’s brass hoping to punch his ticket to the Copa America with team Canada is Mathieu Choiniere. The midfielder finally bagged his first MLS goal in 2024 in the losing effort versus the Crew in midweek play. The 25-year-old has already logged over 1000 minutes in the competition with seven total shots while boasting an 88 percent passing accuracy.

Making his fourth MLS start this year is defender Joaquin Sosa who is on loan from Italian Serie A side Bologna. The 22-year-old made the most of his 58 minutes of play against the Crew, finishing with a 68 percent passing completion rate while winning 75 percent of his ground duels. Montreal will need Sosa to elevate his play if they want to extinguish their current goals-allowed streak.

Bet on CF Montreal at bet365 

Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal - My Pick

Rolling into Saturday skirmish, both sides are displaying positive signs of open soccer. Currently, Toronto and Montreal hold the same goals scored per game average with 1.3. Keeping a clean sheet has been taxing in MLS play for the participants on Saturday, only twice TFC have secured a clean sheet in their last 10, on the other hand, Le CFM has surrendered at least a goal in 10 of 12 matches played in league play. In four of the last five Canadian Classiques in all competitions to take place at BMO Field, both sides hit the back of the net. Both clubs should be able to breach one past the keeper and take both teams to score in this lively encounter.

How to Watch Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal

  • When: Saturday May 18, 7.30 p.m ET

  • Where: BMO Field

  • TV: Apple TV


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Angelo Zarra

Soccer Betting Analyst

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Hailing from the great white north in Canada, over the last 15 years, Angelo has been wagering on sports and, more specifically, the sport that’s in his blood, soccer. Well-versed in soccer leagues across the globe, keeping tabs on what’s happening in the world of soccer. Since 2022, Angelo has published MLS betting previews on various websites, including on Major League Soccer's official betting page for a short while. Through the power of social media, Angelo has been invited to talk soccer betting on national TV & radio on Sports Grid. In Angelo’s free time, he can be found walking his dog and lounging at home watching any game that's on while enjoying his second favourite thing after sports: food! 
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