Orlando City vs Atlanta United
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 01:00/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Orlando City Stadium (Orlando).
Atlanta finally managed to knock Philly off the perch and took the pole spot. Moreover, they have a match in hand, and could easily increase their lead.
But their form on the road is a cause for concern for fans. The team lost four of their previous five away matches and conceded heavily during this period.
Hosts Orlando could make use of this situation, as they are in dire need for points. The group is just outside the playoff spots, but the poor run of Montreal and New England, who are above them in the table, provides motivation to go after the win this weekend.
Orlando City vs Atlanta United Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atlanta won the last five matches in a row.
- Five of the last six games saw Orlando conceding two or more goals.
- At this venue, the guests have a 100% winning record.
- Barring one tie, every meeting at this stadium saw the visitors scoring two or more goals.
Orlando City vs Atlanta United Prediction
United is the reigning champion of the MLS, and they are the toppers of the conference at the moment. Moreover, they are on a five-match winning streak and scored twice or more in the last eight fixtures on the trot. On the road, they might have had some problems, but the team has actually won the last two games, and that too with clean sheets.
On the other hand, Orlando was winless in nine of their last twelve overall fixtures, and in six of their last nine at home. And importantly, they lost the last five straight h2h encounters against this opponent and conceded two or more goals in every single one of them. Also, at this venue, Orlando has lost every single such clash as well.
As such, expect the current MLS champions to post a win. But taking into account their struggles on the road, and the home advantage of Orlando, where they have fared reasonably well in recent weeks, BTTS seems a good bet to back.
Orlando City vs Atlanta United Betting Tips
Atlanta United to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).