Orlando City vs Montreal Impact
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 26 July 2020
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The Lions finished as toppers of Group A with an unbeaten record, and are looking to make a deep run into the knockouts. Courtesy of their tag as the Group Champions, they have been pitted against one of the best third-placed teams.
Thierry Henry’s men just managed to scrape through to the Round of 16, and that was majorly due to the presence of DC United in the Group C. However, it seems that their luck might run over in this round against the determined Oscar Pareja’s men.
Considering very recent h2h clashes, and the current form of both, expect Orlando to make it into the Quarters.
Orlando City vs Montreal Impact: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Lions are on a two-game winning run against this opponent.
- They have kept clean sheets in these two clashes, and recorded a combined scorecard of 4-0, in the process.
- They had scored two or more goals in six of the preceding thirteen match-ups.
- Henry’s men failed to keep clean sheets in eight of the former eleven encounters.
Orlando City vs Montreal Impact: Prediction
Pareja’s men have momentum on their side, and have an unbeaten record in the group stage to draw confidence from. They also do have the stature of Group Champions, which should intimidate their rivals a bit.
On top of that, they are on a two-game winning run against this rival, and have kept clean sheets in both those fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts struggled all throughout their group stage fixtures, and just barely managed to make it through. As such, expect Orlando to win this match-up, and progress to the Quarters.
However, understand that Henry’s men had finished higher in the table in the MLS 2019, and also have a better h2h record over the years. They have also scored two or more goals in five of the previous seven h2h clashes.
Moreover, this is a knockout game, and it’s a do-or-die fixture for both teams. Should they manage to deal with nerves well, the team will find the back of the net at least once.
Orlando City vs Montreal Impact: Betting Tips
Orlando City to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).