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Toronto FC v San Jose Earthquakes

Toronto FC (5-2-5) will be looking to end their four-match winless drought against the San Jose Earthquakes (4-2-6) on Sunday night in the last of MLS’s weekend action.

Toronto FC

After an impressive start to the season, Toronto FC has began to freefall in the Eastern Conference standings. Toronto has scored just once in the last four matches, resulting in a 0-1-3 record in those games. This streak has cost Toronto to fall five four spots in the East. To make matters worse, Toronto will be without midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo, who will be suspended from the match due to a red card he received in Toronto’s last match. Pozuelo is leading the team in assists and is tied for the leading goal tally as well, establishing just how important he is to this team, especially going forward. Look for striker to find his way into the starting lineup with Pozuelo out. Altidore has scored five goals already this season despite being limited in his playing time.

Toronto has been in poor form heading into Sunday’s matchup against San Jose. Losers of three of the last four matches, Toronto FC has a poor record of 1-1-4 in their last six matches. Fortunately for Toronto, Sunday’s game will be at home. Toronto FC has put up a 3-2-2 record in seven home matches so far, taking 11 points from a possible 21. In their last five home games, Toronto has struggled to a 1-2-2 record.

Toronto FC MLS Form

DateFixtureFTHT
2019.05.18 Real Salt Lake
Toronto FC
3
0
2
0
2019.05.15 Toronto FC
DC United
0
0
0
0
2019.05.11 Toronto FC
Philadelphia Union
1
2
0
1
2019.05.08 Atlanta Utd
Toronto FC
2
0
1
0
2019.05.04 Orlando City
Toronto FC
0
2
0
0
2019.04.27 Toronto FC
Portland Timbers
1
2
1
1
2019.04.19 Toronto FC
Minnesota Utd
4
3
2
1
2019.04.13 Seattle Sounders
Toronto FC
3
2
1
1
2019.04.06 Toronto FC
Chicago Fire
2
2
1
1
2019.03.29 Toronto FC
New York City FC
4
0
1
0
2019.03.17 Toronto FC
New England Revolution
3
2
2
1
2019.03.02 Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
1
3
0
1

San Jose Earthquakes

The Earthquakes of San Jose have a chance to finish out a strong month of May with a positive result on Sunday. A result is much needed in this stage of the season, as the competitive Western Conference has began to heat up, separating the contenders from the pretenders. Earthquakes manager Matias Jesus Almeyda will have a big decision to make on who he will start up top on Sunday against Toronto. His first choice striker Danny Hoesen has started a majority of the games so far this season, and has yielded three goals and an assist in his time up top. Hoesen missed last match, giving club legend Chris Wondolowski the start. Wondolowski look advantage of his chance, scoring four (that’s right, four) goals in only his fifth start of the season. It will be up to Almeyda to make the right selection as San Jose looks to keep their solid run of form going.

San Jose has played well in their matches leading up to this one. The Earthquakes have a 3-2-1 record in their last six matches, winning two of the last three. The struggles have come on the road for San Jose, who have yet to win a match away from home so far this season. The Earthquakes are 0-2-3 in five away matches, taking just two points from a possible 15.

San Jose Earthquakes MLS Form

DateFixtureFTHT
2019.05.18 San Jose Earthquakes
Chicago Fire
4
1
1
0
2019.05.11 New England Revolution
San Jose Earthquakes
3
1
2
0
2019.05.04 San Jose Earthquakes
FC Cincinnati
1
0
1
0
2019.04.27 FC Dallas
San Jose Earthquakes
0
0
0
0
2019.04.24 Seattle Sounders
San Jose Earthquakes
2
2
0
1
2019.04.20 San Jose Earthquakes
Sporting Kansas City
4
1
2
0
2019.04.13 Houston Dynamo
San Jose Earthquakes
2
1
0
0
2019.04.06 San Jose Earthquakes
Portland Timbers
3
0
3
0
2019.03.30 San Jose Earthquakes
LAFC
0
5
0
3
2019.03.16 New York Red Bulls
San Jose Earthquakes
4
1
0
1
2019.03.09 San Jose Earthquakes
Minnesota Utd
0
3
0
0
2019.03.02 San Jose Earthquakes
Montreal Impact
1
2
1
2

The Odds

Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.

Toronto FC to win @ 1.66 (33/50) with Red Zone.
San Jose Earthquakes to win @ 5.75 (19/4) with Unibet.
Draw @ 4.33 (10/3) with William Hill.

Odds taken at 08:00 GMT 26/05/2019

Key Points

  • Toronto FC has scored first in five of the last six matches against the San Jose Earthquake
  • Both teams have scored in five of the last seven games involving the San Jose Earthquake
  • Toronto FC has a 1-1-3 record so far in May

Our Verdict and Best Bets

A struggling Toronto FC side will be looking for all three points on Sunday when San Jose comes to town. Both teams find themselves hovering around the last playoff spot in their respective divisions, adding extra incentive to this one. Toronto comes in as the (-160) moneyline favorite, and for good reason. San Jose has failed to produce away from home this season, and we see this trend continues in Toronto on Sunday night. Bettors should be leaning towards a Toronto FC win, ending their recent skid with a strong home win to end the weekend.

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