MLS Cup Final 2019 is being called the “rubber match” because it’s the third time in four years that the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC have faced off in Major League Soccer’s championship game. Seattle claimed the first meeting via a penalty shootout in 2016, while TFC raised the Philip F.
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MLS Cup Final 2019
Team : Seattle Sounders FC vs Toronto FC Live
Date: Sunday, November 10
Anschutz Trophy a year later. Neither club progressed to the final in 2018 (Toronto didn’t even make the playoffs), but both are back to contest for the Cup once again this year.On Sunday, the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will square off in the 2019 MLS Cup Final for the third time in the last four years.
Seattle won its first-ever MLS title with a shootout victory over Toronto in 2016. Toronto was able to quickly revenge its devastating defeat with a 2-0 victory over Seattle in 2017, securing its only MLS Cup title to date. The Sounders enter Sunday’s MLS Cup Final on a five-game winning streak, while Toronto has won four in a row.
Kick-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET from CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Oddsmakers list Seattle as a -120 moneyline favorite (risk $120 to win $100), while Toronto is the underdog at +280 (risk $100 to win $280). A draw in regulation is +250, and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you make your 2019 MLS Cup picks, see what SportsLine’s proprietary soccer model has to say.
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It’s also on an incredible run on its Champions League picks this season, returning over $1,200 dollars to $100 players on Matchday 3 of the group stage. The model correctly predicted the profitable draw (+254) between Lille and Valencia, as well as Napoli’s (+165) victory over Red Bull Salzburg, Benfica (+121) topping Lyon, Real Madrid (-142) defeating Galatasaray, and PSG (-169) cruising past Club Brugge. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has dialed-in on the 2019 MLS Cup Final. We can tell you it’s leaning under 2.5 goals, but its much stronger play is on the money line. You can only see that pick over at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account that Seattle features an explosive offense that has been red-hot in its most recent outings. In fact, the Sounders have scored multiple goals in their last three games, which includes a three-goal performance against LAFC in the Western Conference Finals. And despite only having possession for 31 percent of the game against LAFC, Seattle was able to record 11 shots. Plus, Seattle gets the benefit of hosting the 2019 MLS Cup, as the Sounders have won five of their last six games at CenturyLink Field.