Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on Stade Saputo when Montreal Impact and Toronto face each other in an all-Canadian clash in the Major League Soccer. Remi Garde’s men aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Atlanta United and Minnesota United and they surely want to take advantage of the fact that Toronto have been struggling to find their best form of late.
The Reds recorded only one win in previous 11 league fixtures, but despite suffering a 2-0 loss to Los Angeles Galaxy at the weekend, they remained in the play-offs berth. Toronto are not regarded as good travelers and seeing that Montreal Impact are determined to get back on course in MLS, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The good news for the visitors is that both Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore return from international duty.
Highlighted Player (Maximiliano Urruti):
Maximiliano Urruti is an Argentine footballer who was born in Rosario on February 22, 1991. Urruti is the product of Newell’s Old Boys youth school and he continued playing for the Argentine club at senior level. After scoring 12 goals in 57 appearances in the league for Newell’s, the prolific striker joined Toronto FC on August 16, 2013, making his MLS debut two days later.
Maximiliano Urruti played for the likes of Portland Timbers and FC Dallas as well before joining Montreal Impact in 2019. On March 3, 2019, he played his first match for the Canadians against San Jose Earthquakes. Despite producing fine performances in the Major League Soccer, Urruti has yet to make his debut for the Argentina national team.
His main position is centre forward, but he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. His contract with Montreal Impact should expire on December 31, 2020. It has to be noted that he won the MLS Cup with Portland Timbers in 2015.
Highlighted Team (Toronto FC):
Toronto is a club based in Canada, but they have been competing in Major League Soccer since 2007. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment own both the soccer club and National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs. BMO Field is the club’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 30.000.
The Canadian outfit impressed in the 2016 MLS Cup and they faced Seattle Sounders in the title game at BMO Field. However, the Canadians were more than unfortunate not to lift the silverware as they were beaten by the Sounders on penalties.
Speaking of the Canadian Championship, Toronto FC won their fifth domestic title in 2016, with the team beating Vancouver Whitecaps in the final of the tournament. Montreal Impact are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in meetings between the two Canadian sides. Toronto FC’s home kit is red and it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Reds. It has to be noted that the club was founded back in 2005.