Here is our betting preview as Toronto FC welcome DC United on 23rd/07/2016 to the BMO Field. We will bring you all the latest team news along with the match stats and bet predictions. Toronto FC lost out to San Jose Earthquakes in their last fixture as they came away empty handed. DC United left it very late to equalise and share the points in their last match against Columbus Crew.
Toronto FC just didn’t do enough to get anything from their previous fixture against San Jose Earthquakes. Toronto went a goal behind as Quincy Amarikwa gave San Jose the lead in the thirtieth minute. However, Toronto did manage to level the game just before halftime as Justin Morrow linked up with Jordan Hamilton and hit home in the forty-fourth minute. The second half both teams never really looked like doing much, and it was San Jose Earthquakes who finally broke the deadlock as Simon Dawkins linked with Cordell Cato to score what was to be the winning goal for San Jose in the seventieth minute. Toronto never recovered from the goal and ended up losing the game. Toronto FC now faces DC United, a game they should do well in and have had the better of the results in previous head to head fixtures.
DC United should have done better against second from bottom Columbus Crew. The first half was boring and lacked a lustre affair with neither team looking like they wanted to be out on the pitch. Neither team looked like they knew where the goal was and the first half ended with neither sets of fans jubilant about their team’s performances. The second half was a more spirited effort and Ola Kamara managed to give Columbus the lead in the sixty-third minute as he linked up with Harrison Afful. The game ten took a turn for the worse as Columbus were reduced to ten men having had Afful sent off for a 50/50 challenge. DC never really capitalised on this advantage and in the eighty-ninth minute of the game Fabian Espindola managed to save United’s blushes as he levelled the match. A poor DC performance and one they cannot repeat when they face Toronto FC.
Toronto FC is missing Daniel Lovitz (knee injury), Ashtone Morgan (foot injury), Clint Irwin (quad injury), Michael Bradley (knee sprain), Will Johnson (tibial plateau fracture) and Jozy Altidore (hamstring injury).
DC United is without Chris Korb (right ACL tear), Collin Martin (foot injury), Chris Rolfe and possibly Patrick Nyarko (concussion)and Miguel Aguilar (right hamstring strain). Kofi Opare is suspended. Steve Birnbaum has four yellow cards to his name.
Toronto have been the better of these two teams in head to head fixtures and neither team right now is playing well, so Toronto have to be favourites based on previous games.