New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls will be looking for an improved result here after a 1-0 MLS loss in their previous game against Toronto FC.
In that game, New York Red Bulls had 45% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for New York Red Bulls was Clark (77'). On the other side, Toronto FC got 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. Pozuelo (23') was the scorer for Toronto FC.
It’s not been often in recent times that New York Red Bulls have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Red Bulls have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 8 goals along the way. Even so, we must now wait to see if such a trend will be replicated in this game.
In their last game, Orlando City drew 0-0 in the MLS tie with Atlanta United.
In that game, Orlando City had 48% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. On the other side, Atlanta United had 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
A succession of accomplished showings by the Orlando City defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 clashes in total. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 11.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 12/08/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with New York Red Bulls winning 3 of those games, Orlando City 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 for Red Bulls and 9 for The Lions. The average goals per game has been 3.
Team News: New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls boss Bradley Carnell will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Orlando City
Orlando C boss Óscar Pareja has multiple availability issues to deal with. João Moutinho (Groin Injury) and Dom Dwyer (Knee Surgery) miss out here.
We feel that over the course of the game, Orlando City will have their work cut out to find the net against this New York Red Bulls lineup who should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a narrow 1-0 win for New York Red Bulls when all is said and done.
We’ll see what happens.
What are the top odds for the game?
Regarding the current betting odds on the win-draw-win market, victory for New York Red Bulls is best priced at 2.168, backing the game finishing all-square is 3.66 & betting on the winner to be Orlando City gets you 3.25. Those are the best of the market prices being offered at the current time.