Orlando City vs Seattle Sounders FC
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Orlando City Stadium (Orlando).
Seattle Sounders made it back-to-back stunning wins over Colorado Rapids and Houston Dynamo to come on the brink of clinching the play-offs spot. The last term MLS Cup finalist can secure another post-season run with a victory on Wednesday evening away at Orlando City Stadium regardless of what is to happen in last two rounds of the regular season.
Rave Green are five points clear off seventh-placed LA Galaxy with a game in hand. Moving forward, they can theoretically challenge the top-two finish being six points short of Los Angeles FC with a game in hand on them as well.
Orlando City vs Seattle Sounders: Head-to-head
Seattle Sounders have been a tricky opposition to Orlando City in short history of their head to head affairs.
Rave Green won two and drew one of three meetings with the Lions so far.
Seattle have an impressive 8-2 goal difference in three games against Orlando City.
Orlando City vs Seattle Sounders: Prediction
The visitors come into this as massive favourites based on everything written above. They need points to secure a better play-offs position, while the hosts have nothing to play for sitting at the very foot of the Eastern Conference standings.
The Lions had a dreadful campaign this term, winning just 25 points from 31 games so far. They’ve been on a horrendous spell of form recently. Orlando City are winless in last 13 matches in all competitions. They lost 10 and drew 3 along the way and they come into this having failed to find the back of the net in five consecutive MLS affairs.
Given they are up against a highly-motivated side which bagged an impressive four-goal tally in each of last two league wins, we have to other option but to call the away win a genuine banker at the 2.00 odds. We expect Rave Green to take control form the very first whistle and we’ll alternatively back them to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 3.10.
Orlando City vs Seattle Sounders: Bet Tips
Seattle Sounders to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
HT/FT Seattle/Seattle @ 3.10 (21/10).