Atlanta United vs Toronto FC – MLS: The title of this regular stage of the season is ensured for Toronto FC…
And the Canadian team might even go into management mode, although they have an entire week to prepare their players for the play-offs.
They will be waiting to know the opponent they will have to face, who might even be Atlanta United, the same team they will face on this last match of the regular stage.
The situation on the Eastern Conference table is still wide open.
Atlanta’s men might end up in a position between the 2nd place (which would give them a recess mid-week) or 5th place (which would force them to play away from home in the 1st round of the play-offs).
With that in mind, Gerardo Martino should present his best starting line-up available, even as a way to escape that 5th place.
Resenting the absence of González Pirez, who is suspended, and still with Almirón doubtful, the home advantage has been fundamental for one of the newest franchises in the MLS, despite the loss suffered against Minnesota United on the last match.
Toronto FC already has their situation defined, so it would be reasonable to see them not taking many risks on this trip.
At the same time, it is never advisable to take the foot off the gas on this competition, because the play-offs being so close forces teams to maintain a high competitive rhythm.
Having ensured 2 wins on the last rounds, Toronto has confirmed the huge lead they always had over the course of the regular stage.
But coming closer to the play-offs, that consistency will have to be a little bit different.
It will probably be the time for Giovinco to step up and decide matches, in a team who has always been having a lot of players stepping up.
Atlanta United vs Toronto FC – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On this situation, it is expected that we see a match where, despite having some moments of lesser intensity,
there might be a lot of space for the offensive intentions and goals.
|Both teams to score||