A venue gets a bad reputation from seating, turf quality, catering, toilets, you name it. If clubs aren’t making an investment in their facilities, both the game and the spectators suffer. Some field circumstances are so bad, managers and fans are left disappointed because top players will not feature in games played on artificial or bumpy surfaces. From soupy field conditions to the insulting treatment of away fans, a combination of undesirable features make these the top 10 worst soccer pitches in soccer.
10 Horrible Soccer Stadiums
Home Advantage In Soccer Betting
A dump instantly creates a bit of a home field advantage. The home team becomes accustomed to playing in this environment, even though they may never love it. A visiting team is often overwhelmed with WTF-related distractions as they trip over bumps, crash into rock hard turf, or avoid highway flares from the crowd. Even in MLS.
In soccer betting, you almost always want to bet on a shaky or unproven goalie in the hostile environment. Many will crack in the face of an unpredictable field, or truly hostile fans. Like we mentioned earlier, many managers won’t even let their top players step on some fields.
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After Toronto FC set the league on fire in 2017, Canadian soccer appeared to follow an upward trajectory, including the Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact serving as notable challengers in the MLS. Last year, all three unexpectedly missed the playoffs as the New York Red Bulls earned the Supporters’ Shield and Atlanta United FC the MLS Cup. In 2019, MLS future bets favor the reemergence of the L.A. Galaxy, along with strong seasons from Atlanta and the Red Bulls.
Decision day eliminated the remaining hopefuls from the 2018 MLS Playoffs, which begin on Halloween with the always-tricky knockout round. Toronto FC will not defend their championship this year after a disappointing regular season marked by injury and inconsistency. Instead, sophomore franchise Atlanta United appear primed to challenge for the 2018 MLS Cup against top contenders like the New York Red Bulls, Seattle Sounders and Sporting KC.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup officially kicks off on Thursday, June 14 as 32 of the best international sides will vie for the coveted soccer trophy. Brazil comes in as the tournament favourites, but there are a handful of powerhouse nations that can go all the way. We break down every group and offer predictions in our World Cup Betting Strategy.
The UEFA Champions League is down to 4 teams — Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and AS Roma. Which two clubs has what it takes to reach the final round? Real Madrid will look to continue its dominance in the tournament and head into Wednesday’s first leg as the odds-on favourite to win it all. We break it all down in our UEFA Champions League Semifinal Betting Preview.
Toronto FC is looking to accomplish something no other MLS team has ever done — win the CONCACAF Champions League Final. First, they’ll have to get past a tough Chivas Guadalajara side in a two-match set beginning Tuesday night at BMO Field in Toronto. TFC is off to a slow start but still head into the first leg as the favourites. Let’s take a look at the odds and betting lines for this matchup and offer our prediction for the final.