Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders 2017 MLS Soccer Cup Final Betting Preview and Free Prediction


Toronto FC
Toronto FC
(22-6-10)
4:00 pm ET, Saturday, December 9, 2017
BMO Field – Toronto, Ontario
Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle Sounders FC
(17-9-12)
ESPN
 
Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders 2017 MLS Soccer Cup Final Betting Preview and Free Prediction

The 2017 MLS Cup is here. This Saturday, Toronto FC welcomes the Seattle Sounders to Canada for the final, which is a rematch of last year's MLS Cup. The 2016 edition was won by Seattle on penalty kicks, but Toronto gets its shot at revenge after producing a spectacular regular season.

Seattle got the better of Toronto in last year’s final. The Sounders completed their incredible run to the 2016 playoffs with a memorable win at BMO, outlasting TFC in a penalty kick shootout despite failing to register a single shot on goal in regulation or extra time to lift their first MLS Cup.

For the past two seasons, Toronto and Seattle have been the league’s best two sides. So it makes sense that both have made back-to-back MLS Cup Finals. For Seattle, it’s about defending their cup. For Toronto, it’s about revenge.

Toronto have had one of, if not the greatest, MLS seasons ever. They convincingly ran away with the Supporters’ Shield. They won the Canadian Championship. Now they just need to go one better than they did last year to become the first side to win a treble, which would surely guarantee the Toronto 2017 team’s status as ‘the greatest MLS side ever’.

They’ve not had an easy playoff route to this year’s showpiece event though. They narrowly edged past the Red Bulls on the away goals rule before beating Columbus 1-0 on aggregate after a nervy two-legged Eastern Conference Final.

The Seattle Sounders didn’t have the most impressive of regular season campaigns but did come good when it mattered most once again: Down the stretch. They’ve kept momentum going – just as they did last year – and have been exceptional in the playoffs.

A 2-0 aggregate win over Vancouver was followed up by a 5-0 aggregate win over Houston to claim the Western Conference Championship for the second successive year. They have added well to the squad that won last year’s final. The likes of Will Bruin and Victor Rodriguez will be looking to continue their impressive form in Saturday’s showdown.

Seattle Sounders have only won one of their last six trips away as well, and have failed to score in four of those. Defensively they are relatively good though, which has resulted in a fair few low scoring games. In fact, each of their last six trips away have seen fewer than three goals, whilst Toronto have seen fewer than three scored in their last three home games. This makes an Under 2.5 Goals bet look good value for money, so we’re going for that along with a 1-0 win for Toronto FC.

 

Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders News

Toronto FC’s only injury concern ahead of Saturday’s final is Jozy Altidore. The striker was hurt in the second-half of the Conference Final win over Columbus but fought on to score the decisive goal. He won’t let an ankle problem keep him out of a game like this either.

Seattle Sounders will definitely be without Brad Evans as the defender is still sidelined with that back problem. Osvaldo Alonso has also been ruled out just a couple of days before the final in what is a blow for the defending champions. However, they’ve coped well without him over the past three months and will hope to continue.

 

Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Toronto FC -½ (-125) -125 2½ (+120)o
Seattle Sounders +½ (+105) +350 2½ (-150)u
Draw - +245 -

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Toronto FC 2-1 Seattle Sounders

 


 

Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

Summary

4:00 PM ET W L T W% L% T% G GF GA DG
Seattle 17 9 12 44.74 23.68 31.58 2.58 1.55 1.03 0.53
Toronto FC 22 6 10 57.89 15.79 26.32 3.05 2.03 1.03 1.00

Injuries

Seattle

Player Pos Status/Updated Notes
Roman Torres D Questionable - Suspension - 12/1/17  
Osvaldo Alonso M Out - Quadricep - 11/20/17  
Brad Evans S Out - Back - 8/15/17  

Toronto FC

Player Pos Status/Updated Notes
Jozy Altidore S Probable - Ankle - 12/7/17  

Recent Meetings

Date Home   Away Line (H/A/T)
5/6/17 Seattle 0:1 Toronto FC -152/453/315
12/10/16 Toronto FC 0:1 Seattle -118/344/286
7/2/16 Toronto FC 1:1 Seattle 100/281/227
9/5/15 Seattle 2:1 Toronto FC -120/303/262
3/15/14 Seattle 1:2 Toronto FC -122/250/312
8/10/13 Toronto FC 1:2 Seattle 181/131/241
3/17/12 Seattle 3:1 Toronto FC -190/580/240
6/18/11 Toronto FC 0:1 Seattle 200/130/200
4/30/11 Seattle 3:0 Toronto FC -/-/-
10/2/10 Seattle 3:2 Toronto FC -120/285/230

Seattle: Last 10 Matches 

Date Home   Away Line (H/A/T)
11/30/17 Seattle 3:0 Houston -182/565/337
11/21/17 Houston 0:2 Seattle 148/224/221
11/2/17 Seattle 2:0 Vancouver -186/580/339
10/29/17 Vancouver 0:0 Seattle 190/167/231
10/22/17 Seattle 3:0 Colorado -403/1269/562
10/15/17 Seattle 4:0 FC Dallas -108/324/270
10/1/17 Philadelphia 2:0 Seattle 150/196/249
9/27/17 Seattle 3:0 Vancouver -152/435/324
9/23/17 Real Salt Lake 2:0 Seattle 113/251/270
9/16/17 FC Dallas 0:0 Seattle -113/333/281

Toronto FC: Last 10 Matches

Date Home   Away Line (H/A/T)
11/29/17 Toronto FC 1:0 Columbus -203/607/367
11/21/17 Columbus 0:0 Toronto FC 109/266/265
11/5/17 Toronto FC 0:1 NY Red Bulls -157/419/341
10/30/17 NY Red Bulls 1:2 Toronto FC 149/186/265
10/22/17 Atlanta United FC 2:2 Toronto FC 107/253/287
10/15/17 Toronto FC 1:0 Montreal -375/1027/580
9/30/17 Toronto FC 4:2 NY Red Bulls -148/426/320
9/23/17 New England 2:1 Toronto FC 133/214/260
9/20/17 Toronto FC 3:5 Montreal -189/558/356
9/16/17 LA Galaxy 0:4 Toronto FC 188/143/274

Top Scorers

Seattle

  OA 1H 2H
  TG G TG G TG G
Clint Dempsey 12 0.32 6 0.16 6 0.16
Will Bruin 11 0.29 4 0.11 7 0.18
Nicolas Lodeiro 7 0.18 1 0.03 6 0.16
Cristian Roldan 6 0.16 3 0.08 3 0.08
Jordan Morris 3 0.08 1 0.03 2 0.05

Toronto FC

  OA 1H 2H
  TG G TG G TG G
Sebastian Giovinco 16 0.42 8 0.21 8 0.21
Jozy Altidore 15 0.39 7 0.18 8 0.21
Justin Morrow 8 0.21 4 0.11 4 0.11
Victor Vazquez 8 0.21 2 0.05 6 0.16
Tosaint Ricketts 7 0.18 1 0.03 6 0.16