Orlando City vs New York City
USA – MLS
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Exploria Stadium (Orlando).
Orlando City has lost two of the recent five clashes in MLS regular season and will step into the play-offs on the back of a defeat. They lost to Nashville SC at home with a 2-3 scoreline last time out in the schedule.
In the meantime, New York City will come in hot to the playoffs with a four-game winning streak. They will visit on the back of a 3-4 win on the road against the likes of Chicago Fire in the last MLS clash.
Orlando City vs New York City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of their recent five meetings have ended in a draw.
- The visitor has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in all their last five fixtures.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw at Orlando.
- The host is winless at home for the past five games (3D 2W).
Orlando City vs New York City Prediction
We cannot expect a high-scoring affair as both teams will likely encounter a tight fixture in the middle at Exploria Stadium for the play-offs on Saturday. Since both sides are in a good form in the MLS this season and are close to each other in the overall rankings of the two conferences, it will be a close call.
Orlando City has a slight upper hand in the league table over the visitor. In addition to that, the home team enjoys the ground advantage in the game and has a strong squad to use that advantage to their favor in the middle. So, the tip for under 3.5 goals will come in handy for the encounter.
New York City cannot be easily written off and can pose a real threat for the host. Their form on the road is decent enough to keep the host at bay for the most part of the game. The double chance favoring Orlando City will probably be the best bet for the punters based on their ground advantage.
Orlando City vs New York City Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
Double chance: Orlando City or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2).