Orlando City vs New England Revolution: Preview and Prediction

Orlando City vs New England:
MLS Regular Season,
Date: Monday, 1-August-2016,
Kick-off: 00:30 UK,
Venue: Camping World Stadium (Orlando).

Orlando City will host New England Revolution at the Camping World Stadium on Monday, hoping to get back to winning ways.

Orlando City have been struggling recently though they started the season well, there recent outings have been poor and they have been running streaks of 7 games without a win.

Orlando’s biggest worry is their defense, they have the second worst defense in the MLS this season, they have conceded 35 goals in 20 league games. They hope to keep things tight at the back this time to avoid losing this one.

On the flip slide, New England seem to have found their feet in recent games, they will enter the game from a 4-game undefeated run in all competition.

The Revs picked up victories over Philadelphia Union in US Open Cup and Chicago Fire in the MLS to keep them in 6th position in a the Eastern Conference Table with 21 points.

Key Facts

  • Orlando City are unbeaten in their last 16 MLS home games.
  • Orlando City have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 MLS games.
  • New England have lost 10 of their last 11 MLS away games.

Orlando City: Team News

Orlando have a handful of injury concerns, Pedro Ribeiro has a back injury, Carlos Rivas is also injured. Brek Shea, Kaka and Rafeal Ramos are all doubts for the game.

Orlando City: Predicted Line Up (4-2-3-1)

Brendik – Shea, Mateos, Hines, Ramos – Carrasco, Higiuta – Rivas, Kaka, Baptista – Larin

New England Revolution: Team news

Barnes, Gershon Koffie, Juan Agudelo and Charlie Davies are all injury concerns and yet to be certified fit for the game.

New England Revolution: Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)

Knighton – Woodberry, Farrell, Goncalves, Smith – Caldwell, Watson – Rowe, Nguyen, Fagundez – Agudelo

Orlando City vs New England Revolution: Head to Head

Most games played between these two teams have ended in stalemate, 3 of their previous 4 games have been draw.

New England have claimed the only victory between the two sides in a 3-0 home win, which means they have not lost a game against Orlando. Also they have scored at least 2 goals in their previous 4 games.

Orlando City vs New England Revolution: Prediction

This is a hard one to call, there are no favorite in this game and a draw is likely to occur.

The two teams have had a bad defense this season and this could come into play to generate goals in this game.

I’m predicting a draw in this game with equal goals at each end of the pitch.

Orlando City vs New England Revolution: Tips

1. Over 2.5 goals
2. Both teams to score (yes)