The Major League Soccer season resumes this week with another set of fixtures, including an essential matchup between Toronto vs Inter Miami outfit in a battle that will take place at the BMO Field on Friday.
Toronto vs Inter Miami Preview
The Major League Soccer Eastern Conference rankings, have Toronto FC in 13th place at the moment, and they have not been playing very well so far this season. This month, the Canadian outfit was dealt a devastating loss at the hands of Orlando City, which resulted in a 4-0 loss, and they will need to bounce back in this matchup.
On the other hand, Inter Miami is currently in the seventh position in the league table and has shown a lot of ups and downs over the current campaign. In their most recent match, the Herons defeated DC United by a score of 3-2, and they will try to take their play to the next level in this week’s contest.
When Inter Miami plays Toronto at BMO Field on Friday, they will have the opportunity to match their longest winning streak of the regular season. More significantly, they will have the potential to keep their slim lead in the MLS postseason race. Inter Miami will be facing Toronto FC.
The Herons currently hold the final postseason position in the Eastern Conference heading into their final away match of the season. This is because the Herons have three more wins than the Columbus Crew, currently in second place. On the other hand, the Reds have been eliminated from playoff contention because they have lost three matches in a row.
How to watch Toronto vs Inter Miami:
- Date: September 30th, 2022.
- Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
- Venue: BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Live Broadcast: ESPN+ (You can find ESPN+ at FuboTV & Paramount+ )
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Recent Team News
Quentin Westberg has had a hard couple of appearances ever since he replaced Alex Bono in the goal for TFC. In his last two matches, he has given up eight goals, which is a terrible record.
In their game against Orlando City, which they lost 4-0, Federico Bernardeschi, who had been on a scoring streak of four matches since joining the club from Juventus, saw that streak come to an end.
He has eight tallies on the year, which is one less than both Jesus Jimenez and Jonathan Osorio. Meanwhile, Richie Laryea has three assists since returning to the Reds on loan from Nottingham Forest, and Ayo Akinola scored his second goal of the season in their 4-2 loss to Atlanta United.
Lukas MacNaughton will not play for Toronto since he has been suspended after receiving a yellow card. At the same time, the status of Osorio is uncertain because he is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Doneil Henry and Chris Mavinga are both experiencing troubles with their lower bodies. At the same time, Lorenzo Insigne returned to the lineup against Orlando City after being absent for an extended time due to a private family matter.
In their most recent match, the Herons were victorious thanks to a brace from Leonardo Campana and a goal scored by Gonzalo Higuain in the last seconds of regulation time.
Both of them have tallied 10 and 13 goals, respectively, so far in this campaign, and Miami is currently only the fourth Major League Soccer team in 2022 to have multiple players reach the double-digit mark for goals scored.
Jean Mota and Ariel Lassiter both scored for the Blue Jays in their most recent match against the Reds this season, which resulted in a 2-1 victory for the Blue Jays. This will be the first time that Alejandro Pozuelo has played in Toronto since he was moved for General Allocation Money in July.
Due to a sprained knee, Damion Lowe will be questionable to play, Corentin Jean and Ian Fray are not likely to participate in the game for the same reason, and Brek Shea and Robbie Robinson are battling hamstring ailments.
Toronto vs Inter Miami Predictable Lineups:
Toronto Predictable XI: Westberg; Criscito, O’Neill, Marshall-Rutty; Bradley; Petrasso, Okello, Nelson; Insigne, Akinola, Bernardeschi.
Inter Miami Predictable XI: Callender; McVey, Mabika, Sailor, Yedlin; Mota, Gregore; Duke, Pozuelo, Campana; Higuain.
Toronto vs Inter Miami Prediction:
Inter Miami possesses an outstanding roster and has improved in recent months. This weekend, Gonzalo Higuain will want to add to his goal total, as he has been in excellent form in recent months.
Toronto FC has signed a few notable players this year, but their defensive frailties have severely hampered their success. Inter Miami is the superior squad on paper and should win this match.
Prediction: Toronto FC will lose 3-1 at Inter Miami.