New York City vs Orlando City
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York City).
New York City opened the season with a run of five draws and a defeat in six matches. They finally bagged maiden victory last weekend shocking Conference leaders DC united 0-2 away from home. Such performance was backed up with another clean sheet victory on Wednesday evening when the Pigeons saw off Chicago Fire 1-0 at Yankee Stadium.
Can Domenec Torrent’s men make it three victories on the spin within seven days on Saturday when they play host to Conference rivals Orlando City?
The visitors began the campaign with a three-game winless thread, but they won three of past five league ties and are currently level on points with Saturday’s counterparts. The Lions saw off Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on the home patch last weekend thanks to a late goal from this term’s acquisition Nani.
New York City vs Orlando City: Head-to-head
Orlando City lead the head to head tie by one win coming into 16th meeting with the Pigeons.
This will be teams’ second H2H clash this season, following a 2-2 draw from early-March in Florida.
Three or more goals were scored in three of past four head to head affairs.
New York City were on a four-win thread in league matches against the Lions before the mentioned 2-2 draw in this term of MLS.
New York City vs Orlando City: Prediction
Back-to-back clean sheet wins will certainly serve as a massive confidence-booster for the Pigeons who do come into this tie as favourites. Their defensive line should do well against Orlando City who scored only one goal in each of three away fixtures in the season.
The value is strong with New York City to keep third successive clean sheet at the odds of 2.62. If they did so away from home against Conference leaders DC United, there is no reason to expect a different scenario when they come face to face with the Lions.
New York City vs Orlando City: Bet Tips
New York City to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
New York City to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).