Canadian Premier League 2021 Playoffs Betting Preview
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Canadian Premier League 2021 Playoffs Betting Preview

Get ready for the 2021 Canadian Premier Playoffs – which start this weekend – with our betting predictions!

The Canadian Premier League Playoffs get underway this weekend (November 20 and 21) with the winners moving on to the finals next weekend. The first game features Calvary FC taking on Pacific FC, followed by Forge FC taking on United FC on Sunday. Get ready for the action with our Canadian Premier League 2021 Playoffs betting preview.

Pacific FC’s Offence gives them the Edge Against Cavalry

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Although the best soccer betting lines from Canadian sportsbooks are not yet available on this game – the most recent games between these two clubs (November 7) gave each side 2.55 odds to win the match. We are expecting something similar in this meeting.

These two teams have played seven times this season – with each side winning three games and one game ending in a draw. The results make this a toss-up – which means we need to find advantages heading into the postseason.

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The biggest advantage we are looking at in this game is Pacific FC’s offence. Pacific FC easily led the Canadian Premier League in goals this season with 47 (they were the only team in the CPL to crack 40 goals).

Their offensive depth is why they scored so frequently. Only five players in the CPL scored at least ten goals this season. Two of those players – Terran Campbell and Alejandro Diaz – play for Pacific FC. Pacific FC also has Marco Bustos who tied for eighth in the CPL with seven goals this season.

Both teams have a goaltender that finished the season with seven clean sheets. That takes away a potential advantage for Calvary FC. Overall, we like more of what Pacific FC brings into this game – even if they are the road trip.  

Pacific FC To Win the Game
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Forge’s Stellar 2021 Season Makes them the Best Bet this Weekend

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Forge enters the Canadian Premier Playoffs with the best record in the Canadian Premier League (50 points) – breaking the tie with Calvary FC thanks to a much better goal differential (+15 vs. +4) and more wins (16 vs. 14). Forge gets a favourable matchup at home against York United who snuck into the playoffs with 36 points and a -4-goal differential.

Forge is the two-time reigning champs of the CPL and has finished top-two in the standings all three seasons they have existed.

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York United will have a hard time scoring against the Forge. The Forge allowed a league-low 24 goals this season – the only team to allow less than 30 goals in 2021. York United ranks fourth in goals scored this year and sixth in goals allowed.

Forge FC was also 4-0-2 against York United this season including two wins late in the season that almost kept York United out of the playoffs. Bet on the Forge to take care of business against an inferior opponent.

Forge FC To Win the Game
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Best Bet to win the 2021 CPL Championship – Forge Goes for Three as Best Team in the League

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Check the best betting lines from Canadian sportsbooks this weekend for futures on the winner.

Of the four teams in the 2021 Canadian Premier League Playoffs – the best bet to win it all is Forge FC. The Hamilton-based team has won the championship the last two seasons and looks as good, if not better in 2021. 

Hamilton has qualified for the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League – after making the 2021 CONCACAF Semi-Finals. They are not only beating the best teams in the CPL consistently, but they are also as competitive against other second-tier teams across North America.

Overall, Hamilton is a well-built team. They can score, they can defend, and they have a smart manager (head coach) in Bobby Smyrniotis. Under Smyrniotis, Forge FC is 48-17-19 with a +50-differential goal – by far the best record and goal differential in the Canadian Premier League since late 2018. Take Forge FC to threepeat as Canadian Premier League champions!

Forge FC To Win the 2021 Canadian Premier League Championship
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