MLS Saturday Betting Primer: Canada teams in action

Posted on October 22, 2020

Ten games are on the Major League Soccer slate for Saturday, Oct. 24. All three Canadian MLS teams are in action with the regular season ending in a few weeks.

Here’s a primer for Saturday’s MLS games that involved Canadian teams.

All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.

New York City FC vs. Montreal Impact

The Montreal Impact will take on New York City FC on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. at Yankee Stadium. Montreal comes in with 23 points and a 7-10-2 overall record, trailing New York City FC, which has 27 points this season with a record of 8-8-3.

Montreal is coming off a 2-1 victory over Inter Miami CF in Harrison, New Jersey on Saturday, Oct. 17 to snap a two-game losing streak against Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution. In the victory, Maximiliano Urruti scored his fifth goal of the season to put team over the top. Romell Quioto This was Montreal’s second victory in its last nine games with a 2-6-1 overall record in that span.

This will be the first matchup of the season between the Montreal Impact and New York City FC.

Earlier this week, the Montreal Impact announced winger Lassi Lappalainen will have shoulder surgery and is going to miss the rest of the season. He suffered the injury in Montreal’s 2-1 victory over Columbus Crew SC on Oct. 7.

Moneyline (regular time)

  • New York City FC -250
  • Montreal Impact +600
  • Tie +380

Draw No Bet (regular time)

  • New York City FC -715
  • Montreal Impact +600

Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

Toronto FC will host Philadelphia Union on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET in Subaru Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. Toronto remains on top of the Eastern Conference standings with a total of 41 points and a 12-2-5 overall record. On the other side, Philadelphia Union is in second place in the conference with 38 points this season with a record of 11-3-5. In the last time these two teams played, Toronto finished with a 2-1 victory on Oct. 3.

Toronto is coming off a 1-0 victory over Atlanta United FC on Sunday, Oct. 18. In the victory over Atlanta, Pablo Piatti scored his fourth goal of the season to earn the victory in the 89th minute. Toronto FC has not lost since a 3-2 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps. Toronto is 7-0-2 in its last nine games.

Michael Bradley returned to the field for Toronto FC after missing the past nine games with a right MCL strain. Jonathan Osorio left with some leg tightness and was just a “precautionary sub” according to head coach Greg Vanney.


Moneyline (regular time)

  • Philadelphia Union +170
  • Toronto FC +163
  • Tie +220

Draw No Bet (regular time)

  • Philadelphia Union -105
  • Toronto FC -113

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes

The Vancouver Whitecaps will head on the road to take on the San Jose Earthquakes at 10 p.m. ET. Vancouver has 21 points for eighth place in the Western Conference with a record of 7-12-0, while San Jose is 6-7-6 and has 24 total points and is placed seventh in the Western Conference. These two teams last faced each other on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in a 3-0 victory for San Jose.

Vancouver is coming off a 1-0 loss to LA Galaxy in a goal scored in the first minute of second-half stoppage time to snap the Galaxy’s six-game losing streak. Vancouver came in with a two-game winning streak.

Moneyline (regular time)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps +190
  • San Jose Earthquakes +118
  • Tie +280

Draw No Bet (regular time)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps +125
  • San Jose Earthquakes -148

MLS Futures

Now that we took a look at the weekend slate of the three Canadian teams in action on Saturday, let’s take a look where they are in the futures odds market.

Western Conference

  • Seattle Sounders -106
  • Los Angeles FC +250
  • Portland Timbers +375
  • Sporting KC +650
  • Colorado Rapids/FC Dallas +2000
  • Minnesota United +2500
  • Real Salt Lake/San Jose Earthquakes +5000
  • LA Galaxy +6000
  • Houston Dynamo +12500
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC +1500

Eastern Conference

  • Toronto FC +190
  • Philadelphia Union +250
  • Orlando City SC +400
  • Colorado Crew +450
  • New York City FC +550
  • New England Revolution +1800
  • New York Red Bulls +3300
  • Nashville SC +5000
  • Chicago Fire/Montreal Impact +6600
  • Atlanta United FC/Inter Miami CF +8000
  • DC United/FC Cincinnati +25000

MLS Cup

  • Seattle Sounders +400
  • Toronto FC +450
  • Philadelphia Union +550
  • Los Angeles FC/Orlando City SC +800
  • Colorado Crew +900
  • New York City FC/Portland Timbers +1100
  • Sporting KC +1800
  • New England Revolution +3300
  • Colorado Rapids/FC Dallas +5000
  • Minnesota United/New York Red Bulls +6000
  • Nashville SC +10000
  • Chicago Fire/Montreal Fire/Real Salt Lake/San Jose Earthquakes +12500
  • Atlanta United FC/Inter Miami CF/LA Galaxy +15000
  • Houston Dynamo +30000
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC +40000
  • DC United/FC Cincinnati +50000
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