Preview:USA Major League Soccer -- New England Revolution VS Toronto FC

Posted Wed, 07 Jul 2021 09:55:31 GMT        

USA Major League Soccer - New England Revolution VS Toronto FC

Match Time: 08-07-2021 04:30 Thursday

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Match Preview

In this round of USA Major League Soccer, New England Revolution VS Toronto FC at home.A season of relatively smooth sailing for New England has hit a bit of a speed bump in recent weeks, as the Eastern-Conference leaders are winless in their last two encounters after winning five in a row.Conceding an early goal against Dallas seemed to take them out of their rhythm, as they looked disjointed for much of that game.Then last weekend, they appeared to be back on track with a two-goal lead after half an hour but could not close the deal as an own-goal from Andrew Farrell with 21 minutes remaining saw them drop two points against Columbus.Manager Bruce Arena was displeased that his side gave up a two-goal advantage against the Crew, and that is an area that he will want his team to fix, conceding two second-half leads this season which have led to draws, with six of their last eight goals conceded coming in the second half.However, the Revs got some help from their arch-rivals, the New York Red Bulls, who beat Orlando City SC 2-1, enabling New England to stay atop the Eastern Conference standings with 24 points from their opening 12 games.The hope is that a return to Gillette Stadium against a team in turmoil in TFC can get the Revs back on the right path, as they have a 100% record at home this season, winning all five of their matches so far.Toronto FC players celebrate after a goal by forward Patrick Mullins on June 24, 2021


The first 11 games for Toronto FC have gone almost as bad as one could imagine, and it all culminated with an embarrassing 7-1 defeat to DC United, their worst loss in franchise history.That defeat, combined with losing an additional seven matches, were all the TFC front office needed to see before making a change, dismissing manager Chris Armas and replacing him with assistant coach Javier Perez on an interim basis.There are still plenty of games to be played, but it seems pretty clear that the high-pressing system which Armas employed was too much to ask for a Reds team with several veterans like Michael Bradley and Jonathan Osorio.They played a different style for many happy and successful years under former manager Greg Vanney, making the MLS Cup final three times, and becoming the first Canadian franchise to win the league in 2017.When you consider that TFC have the highest MLS payroll, it is perhaps not surprising that the front office made this move when they did.Toronto have not been able to start or finish games strong all season, conceding 11 goals in the first half-hour of a match while giving up another nine in the final 20 minutes.


New England Revolution possible starting lineup:Knighton; Jones, Kessler, Farrell, Bell; Traustason, Polster; McNamara, Gil, Boateng; Bou


Toronto possible starting lineup:Bono; Mavinga, Gonzalez, Auro; Delgado, Bradley, Okello, Pozuelo; Mullins, Dwyer; Endoh


Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 1.55-4.50--5.00,the 1x2 live odds are 1.45-4.75-6.00.And the Kelly Criterion is 0.91-0.97-1.00.Therefore, New England Revolution is more trustworthy in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

New England Revolution (64.64%)

Draw (19.73%)

Toronto FC (15.62%)