New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 23rd March 2019
Kick-off at 23.30 UK/ 00.30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Harrison).
Last year, except for Atlanta United, no other team even managed to pose a considerable challenge to the Bulls in dominating the Eastern Conference. While the team had posted 71 points on the board, nine of the total eleven sides could not even touch 60. This season too, they have begun on a strong note. They may have been held to a draw against Crew, but the last match-day saw them record a great win over San Jose.
Orlando, it seems like, have picked up from where they left things last season. The team finished dead last with just 28 points from their 34 games and had conceded the most goals of all teams in the MLS. This year, they are winless so far, and faces the toppers of last year, on the road.
New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five games in a row saw home wins.
- Five of the last eight wins were recorded by the Red Bulls.
- The last four fixtures at this venue saw New York taking the win.
- Except for a single tie, the hosts have scored two or more goals in every other one at this stadium.
- Orlando returned a single goal in the last three ties combined at the venue.
New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City Prediction
The game is between the topper and the bottom-most side of last season. In 2018, while the Bulls had an impressive lead at the top, Orlando was struggling to post at least one point on average per game. Also, of all the teams in MLS, they had conceded the most.
On top of all this, the Bulls have the home advantage this weekend. They were unbeaten in 17 of their last 20 home ties, and an astonishing 16 of them were wins. On the other hand, Orlando last won on the road in June of 2018. That’s a run of 15 away game without a win, and worryingly, 13 of them were losses.
Importantly, the last five h2h meetings saw home wins, and at this venue, the Bulls recorded wins in the last four h2h encounters. And finally, the Bulls are unbeaten so far this year, whereas Orlando is winless in 2019.
Expect a comfortable home win this Saturday.
New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City Betting Tips
Half Time Result: New York Red Bulls to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
New York Red Bulls to Score in the First Half @ 1.44 (4/9).