Orlando City vs Los Angeles FC
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Orlando City Stadium (Orlando).
LA faced a rare loss the last day, against Minnesota, and is slowly coming to terms about their vulnerability. Still, courtesy to their consistency over the course of the season, the team is almost untouchable at the top, and this is applicable to squads in both conferences.
Los Angeles is a shoo-in for the Supporters’ Shield, and it would take some major miracle now for them to lose it.
Considering they lost their last tie, hosts Orlando will have to put on their best of performances. At the moment, the team from the East is struggling to break out into the playoff zone, and requires a surplus of four points, with them having played a match extra.
Orlando City vs Los Angeles FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only once have these two clubs fought each other, and LA recorded a massive 4-1 win in that tie.
Orlando City vs Los Angeles FC Prediction
LA is easily the best in the business in the country. They are atop the league standings, having posted unbelievable stats. The team has a lead of 16 points over the second position and has scored 74 goals so far, with no one else so far managing to break the 50-barrier.
They are also easily the best squad on the road and have ample stats to support that claim. On the other hand, Orlando is placed in the bottom tier of their respective conference standings and is the second-worst home side in the East.
In addition, the sole h2h battle so far saw the table-toppers from the West register a humongous 4-1 victory, and with them trying to bounce back after their surprise loss the last match-day will be even more dangerous. Count on the potential champions delivering a classic performance.
Also, with them having scored twice or more in 16 of their last 20 overall matches, and in eight of their former ten on the road, it’s almost a given that the home defense will be breached at least two times this Sunday.
Orlando City vs Los Angeles FC Betting Tips
Los Angeles FC to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Los Angeles FC @ 1.50 (1/2).