MLS Cup Playoffs Round 1: Toronto FC vs D.C. United - Predictions and Odds

Toronto will take advantage of the anemic D.C. United offense and end Rooney’s career in the MLS with a clean sheet. Final score prediction: Toronto 2, D.C. United 0.

How to Watch

Where: BMO Field, Toronto, Canada.

When: Saturday, October 19th at 6:00 PM EST

How: (TV) TUDN, TSN4. Radio: Toronto FC: TSN 1050, D.C. United: 106.7 FM

Team Notes

Toronto FC

Toronto FC ended the season with a 13-10-11 (W-L-D) record, posting 50 points on the year.

Toronto finished the year in 4th place this year in the Eastern Conference, good for home-pitch advantage in the First Round of the MLS Playoffs.

Currently, Toronto FC stands at +3000 to win the MLS title.

D.C. United

In 2019, D.C. United ended the year with a record of 13-10-11 (W-L-D) for 50 points with a goal differential of plus-4.

D.C. United tied for 4th place in the East with Toronto, but were placed in the #5 seed for the playoffs.

The D.C. United have +6000 odds to win the MLS Championship in November.

Goalie Notes

Toronto FC: Quentin Westberg (9-9-9, 1.46 goals allowed per game)

Westberg finished the year on a ten-game unbeaten streak with his last loss coming on August 3rd against New York Red Bulls.

  • Westberg allowed five goals over his last five home games on the year.
  • The Toronto keeper saved both shots in the 0-0 draw with DC United on May 15th.
  • Westberg finished the year with just four clean sheets over his 28 starts in 2019.

D.C. United: Bill Hamid (12-10-11, 1.12 goals allowed per game)

Hamid finished the year with five straight clean sheets, saving all 16 of 17 shots down the stretch as D.C. United ended the year on a five-game unbeaten streak.

  • Hamid allowed four goals over his last five road starts.
  • The keeper allowed one goal in two starts against Toronto this season.
  • Hamid saved a whopping 12 shots in the 2019 match at Toronto in May.

Stats to Watch

Toronto FC

Toronto FC is scoring 2 goals per match at BMO Field, while allowing 1.5 goals per home contest.

  • Alejandro Pozuelo scored the lone goal on Decision Day against Columbus pushing Toronto into 4th place and home-field advantage.
  • FiveThirtyEight is giving Toronto a 75% probability to win the First Round match.
  • Pozuelo leads the team with ten home goals this season. He finished the year with 12 total goals.

D.C. United

D.C. United is netting 1 goal per match on the road, while allowing 0.9 goals per road game.

  • D.C. scored the third fewest goals for a team in the MLS this season with 42 goals.
  • Wayne Rooney scored five road goals for D.C. United this season to lead the club, but hasn’t scored a goal since July 18th, a streak of seven straight matches.
  • Both teams played to two draws during the regular season highlighted by a 0-0 tie at BMO field on May 15th.

Last Five Games

Toronto FC

  • Toronto FC has posted a record of 2-0-3 (W-L-D) over their last five games.
  • The club has a goal differential of plus-2 over their final five matches of the year.
  • Toronto FC has won their last three home matches by a combined score of 6-3.

D.C. United

  • D.C. United scored zero goals in their last two matches, but outscored opponents 6-0 over the previous three games before the drought.
  • D.C. has posted 11 points in their last five contests.
  • D.C. United is 3-0-2 in their last five matches of 2019.

Game Prediction

Toronto will take advantage of the anemic D.C. United offense and end Rooney’s career in the MLS with a clean sheet at BMO Field to move on and face NYCFC in the second round.

Prediction: Toronto 2, D.C. United 0

Game Odds: Toronto vs DC United

The odds for this playoff match are provided by NJ Sportsbooks – 888Sport NJ, DraftKings, bet365 NJ, and Unibet NJ.

Good luck!

Match

SportsbookToronto FCTieDC United
888Sport NJ-195+310+460
DraftKings-186+320+460
Unibet NJ-195+310+460

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