Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls Key Stats
- Toronto FC have won only two of their 13 MLS fixtures this season.
- New York Red Bulls have lost only one of their last eight meetings with Toronto FC.
- Both teams have scored in six of Toronto FC’s last seven MLS games.
- New York Red Bulls have only kept one clean sheet in six away assignments this season.
Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls Match Preview
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Toronto FC’s decision to axe underperforming coach Chris Armas on Independence Day has reaped early dividends and the Reds claimed four points from their last two matches against New England Revolution and Orlando City under interim boss Javier Perez.
The stand-in Spaniard was quick to abandon Armas’ favoured three-man defence in favour of a more attack-minded 4-2-3-1 formation and Toronto certainly looked more threatening in their impressive 3-2 triumph over the Revs.
Toronto looked a little less explosive in their 1-1 draw at home to Orlando City shortly afterwards however, and the new manager bounce wasn’t enough to improve their performance at the BMO Field where they have won only once in five attempts since the 2021 campaign kicked-off.
That fragility on home turf is something that a dogged New York Red Bull outfit will be aiming to exploit this week. Gerhard Struber’s troops have frustrations to exorcise in Ontario after they were held to a 1-1 draw in disappointing fashion at home to Philadelphia Union last time out.
NYRB established a lead on the hour mark in New Jersey before conceding an 85th minute equalizer to Sergio Santos. Overall, results have been promising however, and the Red Bulls have lost just once in six matches ahead of their cross-border trip on Thursday.
Gerhard Struber’s have ground to make up after their last game against Inter Miami was postponed due to severe weather conditions, though a win in Canada this week would catapult them back into the Eastern Conference’s play-off positions.
Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls Picks
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New York Red Bulls Double Chance – 8/13 (bet365)
Toronto FC have dropped points in all but one of their five MLS home fixtures this season and their dreadful recent record against New York Red Bulls suggests they could slip up at the BMO Field again on Thursday.
NYRB have lost just one of their last eight encounters with their hosts and their 2-0 victory over Toronto on May 8 was their third win in four skirmishes against them since August 2019.
That superb record coupled with Toronto’s weakness at home makes New York Red Bulls an interesting prospect in the double chance market this week.
Both Teams to Score -170 (Draftkings)
Our second pick for Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls recommends backing both teams to score this week. BTTS has landed in six of Toronto’s last seven matches and in each of their first two fixtures under the instruction of caretaker boss Javier Perez.
NYRB meanwhile, have only managed to keep one clean sheet in six attempts on the road this term, while it’s also interesting to note that both teams found the net in eight of the last 12 meetings between Red Bulls and their Canadian opponents.
Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls Parlay
Tie or New York Red Bulls and Over 1.5 -125 (Draftkings)
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Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls Team News
Toronto FC will be without the injured Ifunanyachi Achara, Erickson Gallardo, and Julian Dunn-Johnson.
Ayo Akinola, Richie Laryae, and Jonathan Osorio are currently away on international duty at Gold Cup.
Injured: Ifunanyachi Achara, Erickson Gallardo, Julian Dunn-Johnson
Unavailable: Ayo Akinola, Richie Laryae, Jonathan Osorio
New York Red Bulls
Caden Clark, Andrés Reyes, Daniel Royer, Andrew Gutman, Aaron Long and Youba Diarra have all been ruled out for NYRB.
Injured: Caden Clark, Andrés Reyes, Daniel Royer, Andrew Gutman, Aaron Long, Youba Diarra