FC Dallas vs Orlando City
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 7th October 2018
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: Toyota Stadium (Frisco).
Western Conference leaders host bottom-rung-placed Orlando from Eastern Conference. Dallas has already qualified for the playoffs while Orlando was one of the first teams to be mathematically eliminated from the race to playoff spots.
Dallas is currently on a four-game unbeaten streak and they are most definitely one of the best teams at home. Dallas has registered almost twice as points as Orlando this season, and it says something about this fixture.
Orlando is a team plagued with problems. They had no shots on target in their last game. They have the second-worst offence in the league and the worst defence. As MLS doesn’t agree with the concept of relegation, bottom-placed teams have no motivation to improve themselves.
Especially, as we near the conclusion of the league, certain teams appear for the scheduled fixtures just to kick and drive the ball till the final whistle. Adding to it, the fact that the match is being played at the Western Conference leader’s home ground, this will be a pretty dull affair for the Orlando fans.
FC Dallas vs Orlando City Head-to-head
- Orlando has lost the last eight away games in a row.
- In six of them the Orlando defence conceded three or more goals.
- Orlando is winless in last ten matches and scoreless in last three.
- Dallas has four wins and one draw in last five matches against Orlando.
FC Dallas vs Orlando City Prediction
In what will expectedly be a dull game, as Orlando has nothing left to play for, Dallas is expected to easily acquire three points. The away form of Orlando is alarmingly bad and they are not presumed to perform well in the Toyota Stadium.
Dallas, one of the best teams at home in the league, will have no fear in hosting a team with the worst defence and second-worst offence in the tournament. Orlando in all probabilities would carry on with their away-game losing streak.
Playing in front of their home fans, the Toros will dictate the tempo of the game right from the beginning. Expect FC Dallas to win comfortably.
FC Dallas vs Orlando City Betting Tips
FC Dallas to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time/ Full Time -Dallas/Dallas @ 2.00 (1/1).