DC United vs Orlando City
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 27 June 2019
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Audi Field (Washington).
DC has seen their top spot slip away due to them entering a period of a slump. Against expectations, they are on a winless run of eight games, which has currently put them in the third spot in the table. Their last fixture was against San Jose Earthquakes, at home, but could not build on the support of the crowd, settling for a point apiece.
Orlando is currently in the bottom tier, but they do have two games in hand, and should both result in wins, the team could find themselves in the promotional spots. They are on the right course to do that too, with the squad recording a win against potential topper, Montreal Impact, the last day on the road.
Three unanswered goals were put into the net by the visitors, and all three came in the first half itself.
DC United vs Orlando City Head-to-head (h2h)
- DC won the last two matches.
- The last five, and seven of the last eight clashes had goals from both teams.
- 100% of meetings at this venue had goals at either end of the pitch.
- Orlando scored two or more goals in the last three encounters at this stadium.
DC United vs Orlando City Prediction
If it were not for DC’s recent huge slump in form, coupled with their home advantage, Wayne Rooney’s side would have easily posted three points on the board against this opponent. But things have changed now. Add to that, the rise in performance of Orlando.
The latter is on a three-game winning streak and won four of the last five as well. On the road, they won the last two games scoring three goals each. In overall matches, they found the back of the net twice or more in four of their last five attempts. On the other hand, DC is winless in their last eight ties, and in their last five at home. As such, expect the visitors to pile on the pressure, and avoid a loss at any cost.
Coming to goals, DC does have the home advantage, and scored goals in their last seven matches, and in 21 of their last 25 at home. Importantly, the last five h2h clashes and every single one at this venue had goals by both teams.
Adding to these the hosts’ desperation to get back to their winning ways, expect either side to find goals.
DC United vs Orlando City Betting Tips
Double Chance: Orlando City or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).