Orlando City vs Chicago Fire
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-Off at 23.30 UK
Venue: Exploria Stadium.
After back-to-back victories in the last two test games against KR and San Antonio, Orlando City’s fans were hoping to see a good start in MLS 2020 campaign. That didn’t happen, as the squad collected only one point in the opening two rounds.
They are searching for the first win on Saturday night at Exploria Stadium against Chicago Fire. Visitors also had a rough beginning so we might see one narrow contest with two heavily motivated sides. In terms of the odds, Orlando will have to carry the burden of mini-favorites, priced at 2.30 odds at the moment.
Orlando City vs Chicago Fire Head-to-head
There were 15 duels in the past and stats are heavily going in favour of Chicago Fire.
Team from Illinois has secured eight victories, while losing only two encounters. Orlando City never celebrated a victory against this opponent in front of the home crowd.
The average number of goals seen in all those matches is slightly over 3.00 per duel. The last six ended either Over 2.5 FT or BTTS.
The most recent match was won by Chicago convincingly 5-2 at this turf.
Orlando City vs Chicago Fire Prediction
Orlando City’s roster hasn’t changed much and they have ended the previous campaign in awful 11th position on the East. This team has secured only nine victories in 2019. This season started with a goalless draw at home against Real Salt Lake, followed by 1-2 loss on the road to Colorado Rapids.The only goal was scored by Chris Mueller.
As for their opposition, Chicago Fire were a decent opponent to the reigning champions Seattle Sounders, losing that match in the stoppage time. They still haven’t played at home, as round two paired them with New England in Boston. That duel ended without a winner 1-1 FT.
Visitors definitely have bigger quality, but playing on the road has always been an issue for them. Draw seems like the most valuable option from the betting perspective, as well as BTTS pick for the goals market.
Orlando City vs Chicago Fire Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40
Both teams to score @ 1.55.