Atlanta United vs Orlando City
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Five Stripes are former champions of the competition, and have been one of the best teams in the MLS for the last few years. However, lately they have been resembling a bottom-tier team, and have been on a terrible run.
In the recently-concluded ‘MLS is Back’ tournament, they crashed out of the Group Stage after losing all their three games, and embarrassingly they had not scored a single goal in return.
Meanwhile, the Lions made an impressive run till the final, and were just unlucky to have lost out on the title against Portland Timbers. Still, they are one of the most in-form teams in the league at the moment.
Thus Orlando are expected to have a better game this weekend. However, understand that Stephen Glass’s men are still one of the best teams in the MLS, and they also do have a terrific h2h record over the years against this foe.
For the reasons, expect goals to come from both teams.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Five Stripes are on a six-match winning run against this opponent.
- They have a 100% unbeaten record in h2h encounters, and would have had a perfect winning record if not for the two draws.
- They have conceded a total of just one goal from the preceding five games.
- The combined scorecard for the past two match-ups at this stadium is 5-0, in favor of the hosts.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City: Prediction
Oscar Pareja’s men are one of the most exciting teams in the league at the moment to watch. They have simply been superb lately, and made an inspiring run into the final of the ‘MLS is Back’.
They might have lost the championship, but they have raised their status to a whole another level by that run.
Meanwhile, the terrible form of their counterparts have cost them a lot, and as of now they are counted amongst the worst of the competition.
Considering the recent form of both teams, there arises no question as to which one is considered the favorite between them – Orlando City.
However, the 100% unbeaten record of Glass’s men in h2h fixtures, and their incredible performances against this rival in the past lead us to believe that there will be at least one goal scored by them this Saturday.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Orlando City or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).