Toronto vs New York City

Toronto vs New York City Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Toronto vs New York City Preview

Toronto host New York City at the BMO Field in MLS on Saturday, looking to extend their winning run in all competitions to six games. The Reds are currently on a roll, beating New England Revolution, Orlando City, and FC Dallas in succession to revive their campaign, having previously lost thrice in a row.

Such a resurgence in form has seen the Canadian outfit climb up to third position in the Eastern Conference table with 19 points from 11 games, just five off leaders Inter Miami with a match in hand. During this run, Toronto also beat Simcoe County Rovers 5-0 in the preliminary round of the Canadian Championship, before seeing off Saint-Laurent 3-0 in the first leg of the competition’s quarter-final stage.

On the other hand, New York City are down in the seventh position of the same table, having accrued only 14 points from as many number of games. The Boys in Blue have won only four times, although three of them came in succession last month, as it seemed like the side was returning to form after a struggling start. However, a 2-0 defeat to Colorado Rapids in their latest outing punctured their momentum again.

Toronto vs New York City Team News and Predicted XI


The Reds are currently struggling with a few injury concerns, as Lorenzo Insigne, Richie Laryea, Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty, and Shane O’Neill are all out with thigh injuries. Brandon Servania is struggling with a knee problem and will miss the game too.

Predicted XI: Sean Johnson; Kevin Long, Nicksoen Gomis, Raoul Petretta; Federico Bernardeschi, Deiby Flores, Alonso Coello, Tyrese Spicer; Jonathan Osorio, Derrick Etienne; Prince Owusu

New York City

By contrast, the Boys in Blue have a fully fit squad with all key players available for the game. Head coach Nick Cushing may stick to the same XI as last time, despite a loss.

Predicted XI: Matt Freese; Mitija Ilenic, Talles Martins, Birk Risa, Kevin O’Toole; Keaton Parks, James Sands; Hannes Wolf, Santiago Rodroguez, Agustin Ojeda; Monsef Bakrar

Toronto vs New York City Head-To-Head

There have been 26 clashes between the sides before, with Toronto winning on nine occasions and losing to New York City 10 times.

Last 5 games, head-to-head

  • New York City 2-1 Toronto (MLS, March 2024)
  • New York City 3-0 Toronto (MLS, September 2023)
  • New York City 5-0 Toronto (Leagues Cup, July 2023)
  • Toronto 1-0 New York City (MLS, April 2023)
  • New York City 5-4 Toronto (MLS, April 2022)

As you can see, New York City has held dominion over Toronto in recent fixtures, having also beaten them once this season. In that game, Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty put the Canadian side in front after just seven minutes into the kick-off, but Santiago Rodriguez and Kevin O’Toole scored apiece in either half to turn the match around and earn the Yankees their first win of the 2024 season on matchday four.

Toronto vs New York City Prediction

New York City will feel confident of facing Toronto again given their amazing head-to-head record in recent clashes. However, the Yankees don’t boast a good record against them on Canadian soil. They’ve lost on their last two visits to Toronto and remain winless in their last three. On the other hand, the Reds are on a good run of form right now and could give them a tough run for their money.

Prediction: Toronto 2-2 New York City

Toronto vs New York Betting Tips and Odds

Betting Tips

  • Toronto and New York City to draw
  • Both teams to score
  • Goals over 2.5


  • Toronto: 2.89
  • Draw: 3.75
  • New York City: 2.57
  • Source: Oddspedia

Toronto vs New York City Timing and Telecast

  • Date and Time: 11:30 PM (GMT)
  • India: MLS Pass
  • UK: MLS Season Pass
  • US and Canada: Apple TV

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