Orlando City vs FC Cincinnati
USA Major League Soccer
Date: 5 March 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Exploria Stadium (Orlando).
Orlando City were lucky to collect all three points from the season opener against New York Red Bulls last weekend.
They have managed only a single attempt on target in the 90 minutes of play at Exploria Stadium and it came only through the penalty-kick.
The team’s main star Facundo Torres made no mistake form the spot to give Orlando City a precious three-pointer at the beginning of the 2023 campaign.
Oscar Pareja will hope to see more from his creative force in Matchday No 2 as Orlando City play host to attacking-minded FC Cincinnati on Saturday evening at Exploria Stadium.
FC Cincinnati will also come into the match on the back of a victory as they dispatched Houston Dynamo 2-1 in a wild thriller with plenty of opportunities at both ends at TQL Stadium.
American manager Pat Noonan has an excellent firepower on display in the final third with the likes of Brandon Vazquez, Yuya Kubo, Sergio Santos, Brenner, Obinna Nowobodo, and Luciano Acosta.
Nevertheless, Cincy do leave plenty of room at the back despite changing the defensive lineup almost entirely this winter.
Orlando City vs FC Cincinnati Head-to-head
- Orlando City have three wins, two draws, and two losses in the last eight head to head matches against FC Cincinnati.
- Cincy have, however, won two and drawn one of the previous three H2H clashes between these two rivals.
- Both teams were on target in two of the last three head to head outings.
Orlando City vs FC Cincinnati Prediction
This match has goals in it. FC Cincinnati have been struggling to keep things tight defensively last year and they do not seem to have fixed the defensive holes at the beginning of the new season either. With the attacking firepower both outfits have on disposal, we can just hardly imagine a low-scoring scenario on Saturday at Exploria Stadium.
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score is the main betting option at the 2.20 odds, while we are also very much interested in backing Brazilian attacker Brenner to score anytime for the visitors at the 3.10 odds.
Orlando City vs FC Cincinnati Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 2.20 (6/5)
Brenner to score anytime @ 3.10 (21/10) odd.