Los Angeles FC vs Orlando City: Preview and Prediction

Aron Wright - July 5, 2018

Los Angeles FC vs Orlando City
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 7 July 2018
Kick-Off at 21:30 UK / 22:30 CET
Venue: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel for Orlando City whose atrocious run saw them lose as many as eight in a row in Major League Soccer. That’s the worst streak any side has had since the start of the season and it is really hard to see it ending on Saturday evening when the Lions travel to California to take on the in-form Los Angeles FC side.

The MLS debutants look to be enjoying their time in the league in spite of missing three crucial players who are still away on the international duty. These include Carlos Vela, Marco Urena and Omar Gaber.

However, in the absence of Vela and Urena, striker Adama Diomande grabbed the opportunity to shine as he notched as many as six goals in last four appearances for Bob Bradley’s side.

The former Hull striker will have a fantastic chance to keep such form going on Saturday against the struggling Orlando City side.

Los Angeles FC vs Orlando City: Head-to-head

This will be the first ever head to head match between Los Angeles FC and Orlando City.

Los Angeles FC vs Orlando City: Prediction

The visitors lost four of last five league games by at least three goals difference and we just can’t see them stopping the red-hot attacking line of Los Angeles’ here.

Such form of Orlando’s will no doubts be the music to the ears of Adama Diomande and Diego Rossi who will both clearly want to show off here and save their positions in the starting line-up before the return of Vela and Urena.

The hosts are massive favourites and we’d really be shocked to see anything else but a convincing victory for them. The main netting option will be Los Angeles FC to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.43, while braver punters can even go with a more comfortable victory backing higher handicaps.

Adama Diomande to score anytime should be another safe call, just as backing the hosts to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end.

Los Angeles FC vs Orlando City: Bet Tips

  • Los Angeles -1.5 handicap @ 2.43 odd.
  • Adama Diomande to score anytime.