Orlando City vs Cincinnati
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Exploria Stadium (Orlando).
Having drawn both their clashes this season, Orlando City is not entirely off to a bad start. The host has scored a goal from the two attempts and will aim to build on that form.
The home team reached the conference semi-finals last season after finishing the 5th spot in the overall league table. Their previous encounter was on the road and they shared the spoils with Sporting KC in a 1-1 scoreline.
FC Cincinnati is back to the bottom part of the table this season with a winless run, to begin with, in the league. The away team will visit on the back of a draw and a loss successively this term.
The visitor did not qualify for the playoffs last season and was at the 26th spot on the overall MLS table. They will visit after a massive 5-0 loss on the road to the likes of New York City last time out in their schedule.
Orlando City vs Cincinnati Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams have met only twice in recent times.
- Both teams have scored in their two fixtures.
- One of their matches has ended in a draw.
- The host has been unbeaten in their meetings.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw.
Orlando City vs Cincinnati Prediction
Cincinnati has proved to be a loose defense in the league already. The away team has confirmed it again this term by conceding five goals in a game last time out. This opens doors for a high-scoring affair in ninety minutes with one of the top five teams from last season at the other end. As such, the tip for over 2.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters in the encounter.
Furthermore, the home team is likely to walk away from the match with all three points. They enjoy the ground advantage in the middle and have an upper hand over the guest with their overall form since last season’s MLS fixtures. Besides, the host has lost none of their h2h meetings with the visitor. Hence, the home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters.
Orlando City vs Cincinnati Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).
Full-time result: Orlando City @ 1.44 (4/9).