The match represents the biggest derby match of the MLS season so far. The match is the second match of the MLS 2020 season. Toronto FC, runners up from the last campaign have not started the season the way they hoped. They drew their first league match 2-2 away to San Jose Earthquakes in the opening weekend of the new season. Toronto FC threw away a two-goal lead to draw the match against San Jose.

Toronto FC took the lead when Alejandro Pozuelo converted a first half penalty kick. They extended their lead 6 minutes after the restart as Richie Laryea doubled the lead. San Jose wouldn’t surrender as they scored 2 minutes after Laryea’s goal to drag themselves back into the game. The host has to wait till the dying stages of the game before they get their deserved equalizer. Center back Oswaldo Alanis scored the last-minute goal to savage a draw for the home team.

New York city FC, a team with high ambitions and expectations for the season failed in their opening match. They lost 1-0 to the Columbus crew. New York City dealt a huge blow in their minutes of the game as Maxime Chanot received a straight red card. Lucas Zelarayan scored the only goal of the game.

Only one out of the last seven head to head meetings between these teams ended without a winner. A big majority of those were high-scoring affairs, with the winner being decided by one goal difference.

There have been 14 matches so far in total, and Toronto FC has a small 5-4 lead in terms of victories. The average number of goals scored in all those encounters is 3.57 per match.

Going by history and past encounters between the sides. The match will be a high scoring match, and it would also be wise to go for the BTTS option.

The home advantage will also play a part for Toronto FC and backing them to win on their own turf will be a good decision.


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