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Montreal Impact vs Toronto prediction, odds and top betting tips (17/04/2021)

The 401 Derby starts off the season for most of the Canadian MLS teams, with no better way to pump the squads up than 3 points against fierce rivals to start the regular season.

Montreal Impact vs Toronto free betting tips for the game

Two of Canada’s finest lock horns in the MLS this weekend as Montreal Impact play host to Toronto.

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Toronto FC Win

The Canadian Classique has been won 47.7% of the time by Toronto FC, while Montréal have won 34.1% of the ties between the Canadian teams. Toronto have been the better team in recent years, finishing above Montréal in the Eastern Conference in 3 of the last 4 years, with 2018 being the exception. The Reds have also won 3 of the last 5 ties between the two, and should start the season off with a win.

Total Goals Over/Under: Under 2.5 goals

Both teams scored 1.43 goals per game during the regular season, and the last 3 derbies have only produced 5 goals. Both managers are new to the jobs, so expect this opening match to be a hesitant one with not a lot of risks taken by Toronto or Montréal.

Halftime/ Fulltime: Toronto FC/ Toronto FC

Toronto have already played 2 competitive fixtures in terms of CONCACAF Champions League games (1W1D) so match fitness, team chemistry and form are on their side coming into the game. Armas is the more experienced head from both managers, and has won The Supporters Shield (Team with best regular-season record in MLS) in 2018. His knowhow of the league and his team’s fitness will ensure Toronto score early and win comfortably.

Montréal Impact vs Toronto FC Preview and Team News

Montréal Impact

Frenchman Wilfried Nancy is the manager of Montréal; he was appointed in March 2021 as Thierry Henry’s replacement and this is his first role in senior management. This will be Nancy’s first official match in charge of the team. 22-year-old forward Mason Toye received a knock in pre-season and is a doubt for this game. Honduran forward Romell Quioto was top scorer (8) and assister (5) for the team in the MLS, and can play across the forward line. Quioto will be aiming to start the season in red hot form.

Toronto FC

Toronto are managed by former US International midfielder and NY Red Bulls head coach, Chris Armas. Armas was appointed in January 2021, and has a 50%-win percentage from only 2 games in charge. Experienced striker and US International Jozy Altidore will likely be unavailable due to an injury suffered on April 13. Altidore has scored over 50 league goals in his 7 years with Toronto, and his absence is a big blow to The Reds.

Best Odds and Stats on Montréal Impact vs Toronto FC

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Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC

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10/09/20
UM
Montreal Impact
Montreal Impact
1 - 2
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Toronto FC
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Toronto FC
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0 - 1
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Montreal Impact
29/08/20
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Montreal Impact
Montreal Impact
0 - 1
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Toronto FC
17/07/20
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Montreal Impact
Montreal Impact
3 - 4
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Toronto FC
25/09/19
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Toronto FC
Toronto FC
2 - 3
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Montreal Impact

Montreal Impact

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Toronto FC

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12/05/21
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Toronto FC
Toronto FC
2 - 0
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08/05/21
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2 - 0
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
05/05/21
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Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul
1 - 0
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
28/04/21
CCL
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
1 - 3
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Cruz Azul
24/04/21
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Toronto FC
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2 - 2
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Montréal Impact vs Toronto FC

Team A vs Team B tips

Where is the match scheduled?

This match will take place at the DRV PNK Stadium, home stadium of Inter Miami CF due to Covid-19 restrictions. The stadium seats 18,000 people.

When does this match start?

This game begins at 6pm GMT on 17 April 2021.

Which team is the favourite to win?

Montreal Impact are the bookmakers’ favourites for this match with odds of 11/10.