Match Time: 9/10/2020 08:00 Thursday (GMT +8)
Montreal lists Steeven Saba, Mathieu Choiniere and Ballou Tabla as injured.Toronto lists Ifunanyahci Achara as a long-term injury with a knee problem with Patrick Mullins, Michael Bradley and Richie Laryea as questionable.
Injured/unavailable: Steeven Saba (foot), Mathieu Choiniere (ankle), Ballou Tabla (adductor)
Doubtful: Patrick Mullins (leg), Richie Laryea (ankle), Michael Bradley (knee)
Injured/unavailable: Ifunanyahci Achara (knee)
MAIN PREDICTION: DRAW
Montreal will be playing Toronto for the third straight time this week after blanking them away 1-0 a week ago on a 14th-minute strike from Rudy Camacho and losing 1-0 at home before that. They enter the contest with 13 points from four wins, a draw and three defeats in the league and are trying to remain in the top half of the Eastern Conference to solidify their playoff position.
After going 18 regular-season league games without a loss, Toronto has now dropped two in a row after falling 3-2 in Vancouver. Toronto trailed three separate times as they allowed goals in the 17th, 57th and 77th minutes while they got goals from Jonathan Osorio (35th) and Alejandro Pozuelo (71st). Toronto took 22 shots and remain at 18 points from five wins, three draws and two defeats as they continue to battle for first place in the East.
Each of this year's three meetings have been decided by a lone goal. I believe this match will end in a draw.
HEAD TO HEAD
Montreal edged Toronto 1-0 away last week while Toronto won 1-0 away the week before and were 4-3 winners in July.