Soccer – Toronto FC @ New England

This is a  match up between two of the bottom three on their side of the table.  Both teams haven’t won a match in quite some time so this one should be a interesting one to pick.  Let’s go behind the numbers in this prime time MLS match….

Toronto FC

Overall Record:  2-8-5

On the Road:  0-3-3

Last 5:  0-4-1

New England

Overall Record:  3-4-7

At Home:  3-2-2

Last 5:  1-0-4

Although New England has a good record at home they have not played well at all of late.  Toronto is coming off a draw at league leader Los Angeles this past weekend while New England has lost 4 straight.  While most people think that New England will come out of their slump at home I don’t see it happening especially with Toronto having the Draw option on their side.  Toronto is playing slightly better and coming off the Draw on the road last weekend Toronto should be able to draw again if not pull off a win.

Pick:  Toronto FC Win or Draw

 

Soccer – Chivas USA @ Vancouver Whitecaps

This matchup between two bottom feeders. Vancouver is given the win draw option in this pick and that will make all the difference. Vancouver has been terrible on the road picking up only 1 point this year. They are winning or drawing just 20% of the time on the road. Chivas meanwhile has been equally bad at home posting a 1-1-3 record or likewise only a 20% winning percentage at home. Neither of these teams are in good form and neither are playing well, either at home or on the road. In this one I like Vancouver only because they have the win draw option.

 

When both teams are playing terribly and this pick can go either way I like to go with the neutral option, even if its with the inferior team.That being said it wouldn’t surprise me if this one went either way and I would really stay away from this one. Both teams have only won 20% of the time with the current prop that is available so its really hard to say when neither team has done well at their respective props who will win. Given both teams poor performances the Draw seems to be the safest bet.

 

Pick: Vancouver Whitecaps, Win or Draw