Orlando City vs New York City FC
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Kick-off at 3:30 UK/ 4:30 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Bay Lake, Florida).
Orlando had a splendid start in their tournament while New York City faced some problems. But with their hh2h history, the Pigeons will be the favorites to win at the neutral location.
Orlando City vs New York City FC Match preview
Orlando started off the tournament with a 2-1 win against Inter Miami in the schedule. Since their win is against a newly joined team this season, the Lions will not be over the moon for that win.
The Lions will still be confident of their opening win as they had 58% ball possession and Mueller and Nani made sure they converted two of their three shots on target into goals. Even so, all goals came in the second half showing a slow build of play from Oscar Pareja’s men.
New York City faced Philadelphia Union and lost to them with a narrow 0-1 scoreline. The Union is a top part team and the last season runner-ups lost the three points in a close call.
Their loss was a contribution of the U’s Bedoya who scored the difference between the teams. The Pigeons had 59% ball possession but somehow found it hard to convert any of their 7 shots on goal. This points to a lack of finishers in Ronny Deila’s squad.
Orlando City vs New York City FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their last three meetings ended in a draw.
- The Pigeons are unbeaten in their last 7 fixtures.
- Ronny’s boys have recorded four of the last five wins.
- Their previous league encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw.
Orlando City vs New York City FC Prediction
Since 2017, New York City FC has lost none of their h2h meetings with Orlando City in any major competitions. Despite starting their MLS is back tournament with a loss, the Pigeons have an excellent chance of taking the bragging rights in the match.
Besides, there is no ground advantage for both teams and we will weigh the clash on their overall performance in the league last season. Their last three h2h meetings in the schedule had ended in a draw, but none of it ended in a goalless encounter.
With these stats, the draw no bet over Ney York City FC with 1.40 odds will be the best bet. The tip for a BTTS with 1.60 odds will also be a suitable option for the punters in the encounter to yield decent returns.
Orlando City vs New York City FC Betting tips
Draw no bet: New York City FC @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).