Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on BMO Field when Toronto and New York City face each other in the Major League Soccer on Thursday morning. Toronto aim to bounce back from a massive 5-0 defeat to Philadelphia Union, but they will have to do it without several first-team regulars. The likes of Zavaleta, Mavinga, and Akinola have all been tested positive for coronavirus, while Achara, Altidore, and Bono are all sidelined with injury.
New York City, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 3-1 loss to Columbus, with the team beating Montreal Impact at home at the weekend. Considering that the Reds head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Sands, Zelalem, and Heber are all out of contention through injury, while Gray is quarantined.
Highlighted Player (Laurent Ciman):
Laurent Ciman is a Belgium international who plays for Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer. The defender who was born in Farciennes on August 5, 1985 played for Charleroi from 2004 to 2008 and he made no less than 85 league appearances for the Belgian outfit.
During the 2007/2008 season he was on Club Brugge’s radar and in the summer of 2008 he joined the Blauw-Zwart. After ending his loan spell with Kortijk Laurent Ciman joined fellow Belgian club Standard Liege and he spent five seasons at Stade Maurice Dufrasne. On January 22, 2015 the defender signed a three-year contract with MLS club Montreal Impact and he has been playing for the Canadian outfit ever since.
Ciman represented Belgium at the 2008 Olympics and he did remarkably well to make Belgium 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. However, he was unused at the showpiece tournament in Brazil. The Montreal Impact footballer scored his first ever goal for Belgium in June, 2016 in a 3-2 victory over Norway.