Atlanta United vs Orlando City
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Kick off at 21:30 UK/ 22:30 CET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium.
MLS debutants Atlanta United climbed up to the fourth position in the Eastern Conference standings after a hot run of form and four consecutive league wins.
The most recent success came just against Orlando City last weekend as the hosts are looking to back it up with a yet another victory this Saturday at their Bobby Dodd Stadium.
The efficiency in the final third has not been an issue for Gerardo Martino’s men ever since the start of the season.
However, the playoffs challenge was under a huge question because of the holes in the defense which seem to have been repaired as the team kept three clean sheets in last four league outings.
Atlanta are especially impressive at Bobby Dodd Stadium where they have celebrated six consecutive wins in all competitions.
The visitors dropped out of the playoffs zone after back-to-back defeats to Toronto and Atlanta United.
Jason Kreis has been handicapped without his top scorer Cyle Larin who was away with the Canadian national team at CONCACAF Gold Cup, but he is expected to make the return in the quad for the meeting with Atlanta.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City: Head to head
The last weekend’s match at Orlando City Stadium was the first ever meeting between the two sides.
It was red-hot Hector Villalba whose lone goal from 86th minute of the game made the difference for Atlanta United.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City: Prediction
It was Villalba’s third goal in last three matches and the Argentine striker will have the chance to take his tally to double digits this Saturday.
We expect yet another pleasant evening for the home team fans in Atlanta and we‘ll take home win bet with the maximum stakes for this one.
Atlanta United vs Orlando City: Bet Tips
Atlanta United to win is a banker bet at the odds of 4/7.
Hector Villalba is 13/8 to keep the good form going and score anytime.