Can Toronto Get in Playoff Range?
The midweek clash between Toronto FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy is a tough one to call, as both teams will be gunning for maximum points at BMO Field on Wednesday night. As we enter the latter weeks of the season, things are hotting up in the race for the playoffs. Toronto is 10th in the Eastern Conference while the Galaxy sits seventh in the West.
The home team is the favorite in what promises to be an entertaining MLS matchup between two evenly matched teams.
Toronto to Extend Undefeated Home Streak?
Bob Bradley’s Toronto FC has had a mixed bag of results this season. Overall, they have won nine, drew six, and lost 13 of their 28 league matches. Despite their patchy form, the Canadian club can still bulldoze their way into the playoff places in the Eastern Conference.
Toronto heads into this one having won four of their previous seven. Since collecting a solitary point from five fixtures from late June to the middle of July, the Reds have really turned a corner, seeing off the likes of Charlotte (twice), Nashville, and Portland Timbers in recent weeks.
Bradley’s boys have been tough to beat at BMO Field recently. Since back-to-back defeats to Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders, Toronto are unbeaten in four straight on their own patch, beating Charlotte and Portland while drawing with the San Jose Earthquakes and New England Revolution. Can they keep up their fine home form and close the gap on the top seven?
Will LA Galaxy Keep Momentum Ticking?
LA Galaxy has arguably been one of the most unpredictable teams in MLS. They have picked up 11 wins, suffered 11 defeats, and have drawn four times. In the Western Conference, just the current top three have won more, but only five clubs have suffered more losses.
Despite their indifferent run of results, LA Galaxy is still very much in the mix for a playoff berth. They occupy the seventh and final spot right now, one point ahead of Portland. However, with things so tight, Greg Vanney’s troops cannot afford many more slip-ups.
LA Galaxy makes the trip to Ontario having collected seven points from a possible nine. They are back on track after previously suffering five losses in six matches. Can they leave BMO Field in midweek with a massive three points in the bank?
Toronto FC vs. LA Galaxy Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between Toronto FC and LA Galaxy since they locked horns at Dignity Health Sports Park back in July 2019. The great Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the hero in that one, netting both goals in a 2-0 Galaxy win.
Prior to that, Toronto had won three on the spin over Los Angeles, scoring 10 goals and conceding three.
Toronto FC vs LA Galaxy Match Information
- Game: Toronto vs LA Galaxy
- Location: BMO Field
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Toronto FC vs LA Galaxy Live stream: fubo.tv
Toronto FC vs LA Galaxy Betting Lines
Toronto FC vs LA Galaxy Prediction
Toronto is starting to put a solid run of results together as we enter the business end of the season. It has been a tough campaign for the Canadians, but can Bradley’s side upset the applecart and break into the playoffs against the odds? Three points from this one would be huge.
Like Toronto, LA Galaxy is in the mix for the playoffs. Inconsistency has hampered their progress this season, but two wins and a draw from their last three is certainly a step in the right direction.
Wednesday’s MLS fixture in Ontario could go either way, and our soccer pick for this one is the draw at the top soccer odds of +305.