Atlanta United vs Orlando City
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 1 July 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK / 01:00 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia.
Orlando City parted ways with Jason Kreis two weeks ago, but the managerial change brought no good for the Central Floridians who suffered yet another defeat seven days ago falling 0-2 at home to Montreal Impact. It was the seventh straight defeat for the Lions and the streak is likely to be continued on Saturday evening when they travel to Georgia to take on the Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta United.
The hosts, who have just joined the league last year, will thus have a fantastic chance to return on the winning ways after picking up only a single point from last week’s home tie with Portland Timbers. They have a prospect of getting a host of points on board in the next couple of weeks as none of team’s stars feature the World Cup in Russia.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City: Head-to-head
Orlando City are yet to clinch their victory over the Georgians and this will be their fifth head to head encounter.
Atlanta United won two and drew two of past four.
The lone H2H clash played in this term of the MLS saw Atlanta grabbing the 1-2 victory in mid-May with goals from Jozef Martinez and Ezequiel Barco.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City: Prediction
Important attacking figures Miguel Almiron and Hector Villalba have both recovered from injuries and will be available for Gerardo Martino here. Given the Eastern Conference leaders are set to play a team which has lost seven on the bounce in the competition, it’s really hard to predict anything else but the home victory in Saturday’s affair at Mercedes-Benz-Stadium.
The 1.33 odds might not make anyone rich, but the home victory should really not come in question. We will try and get the most out of this clash backing the hosts to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 1.90, while you can get Atlanta United to win by two or more goals difference at 2.05.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City: Bet Tips
HT/FT Atlanta United/Atlanta United @ 1.90
Atlanta United -1.5 handicap @ 2.05.