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The Bent Musket Predicts: Revolution at Toronto FC (2nd edition)

Can New England continue their good road form in their final trip to Canada this season?

MLS: Toronto FC at New England Revolution Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Revs make the return trip to Toronto this weekend as they complete a season home-and-home series with the defending MLS champs. They’ve played well away from Gillette recently against two staunch home teams, scoring a huge 1-0 win at NYCFC, and then earning a 1-1 draw at LAFC.

Despite losses in their last two trips to Toronto, New England has held their own at BMO Field with a respectable 3-4-5 record. They even produced six straight results there (3-0-3) prior to the pair of defeats in 2016 and 2017.

Results Comparison: Same Opponent/Same Venue

@NYRB: TFC - L NE - L

vLAG: TFC - W NE - L

@MTL: TFC - L NE - L

@MIN: TFC - L NE - L

vNYCFC: TFC - L NE - D

vCLB: TFC - L NE - L

vPHI: TFC - W NE - L

vMTL: TFC - W NE - W

@CLB: TFC - D NE - D

@OCSC: TFC - L NE - D

@PHI: TFC - W NE - L

vCHI: TFC - D NE - D

vCHI(2): TFC - W NE - n/a

vNYRB: TFC - L NE - W

@HOU: TFC - L NE - W

vSEA: TFC - L NE - D

vFCD: TFC - L NE - L

vDCU: TFC - D NE - W

@NYCFC: TFC - L NE - W

@CHI: TFC - W NE - D

@SJ: TFC - D NE - D

Overall: TFC 6-11-4 NE 5-8-7

How will the Revolution fare this Saturday, Matchday 30 of the 2018 MLS season? Our crack TBM staff shares their insight below:

Seth: TFC 2 Revs 1

Comment: We’re going to see two struggle teams go head-to-head on Saturday in a match that could go either way. I’m giving the edge to Toronto, who are desperate to give their fans something to cheer about in a season that can only be classified as a disaster.

Tony: TFC 2 Revs 2

Comment: Although both clubs will likely miss the playoffs this season, they’re still not out of contention, so expect a dogfight. Matches here have been high-scoring, especially in recent weeks, with TFC outscoring opponents 15-11 in their past five matches at BMO Field. The earlier affair between these clubs at Gillette was chippy (Giovinco red card) and saw five total goals. The Revs need a win, but so does TFC. It has the potential for a lot of goals, so watch it end up 1-0.

Summary

NE win: 0

TFC win: 1

Draw: 1

TBM Predicts Table

Name Matches Record Points* P/M
Name Matches Record Points* P/M
Seth 17 8-9 35 2
Tony 17 4-13 24 1.4
Sean 12 5-7 23 1.9
Jake 8 2-6 8 1

*Point allocation: Result = 3; Score (both teams) = 2; Score (one team) = 1

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