Toronto FC vs Columbus Crew – MLS: On the 2nd leg of the MLS’ Eastern Conference Finals…
Toronto FC will have to confirm the reputation they have built over the course of the season.
Being the best team of the regular stage, beating the points record and assuming a very consistent starting line-up in every moment of the matches, the Canadian team is trying to get to the MLS final once again to, this time, confirm their favouritism and win the title.
However, as I usually say and write, the regular stage isn’t exactly the same thing as the play-offs.
After having beaten, on the previous round, the New York Red Bulls away from home, the 2nd leg match, at their own stadium, was marked by a defeat and a suffering that has placed Toronto FC once again on a moment of fragility in this competition.
By returning from Columbus with a goalless draw, on a match where they won’t have Giovinco and Altidore available, who are both suspended, the Toronto FC will have a clear task for this Wednesday’s match, which is to win.
But upon them, they have a Columbus Crew team that is trying to build a different successful storyline in this competition:
The one of a team that comes from the bottom of the table and then is able to make a great final stretch of the competition.
Toronto FC vs Columbus Crew – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The arrival of Pedro Santos has returned some balance to Greg Berhalter’s proposed playing style that found the right element to combine with Fede Higuain’s passing quality and the creativity of Justin Meram.
With a defensive line that has a great physical presence and a goalkeeper (Zach Steffen) living a high moment of statement. This match in Toronto presents them an almost perfect context for a great storyline of breakthrough.
It will be, this way, a duel between Toronto’s attacking quality and a Columbus team exploring the transitions. The outcome is tough to guess.
|Toronto FC to win||