Orlando City enter this match coming off the back of a 0-0 MLS drawn match versus Atlanta United.
In that match, Orlando City managed 48% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Atlanta United had 9 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Their latest results highlight the fact that it has been a great time for the Orlando City backline. The Lions have been mean at the back, seeing the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their last six outings standing at 4.
New York City FC
After being beaten in their last game against New Eng. Revolution in MLS competition, New York City FC will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, New York City FC had 66% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The only player to score for New York City FC was Callens (90'). New Eng. Revolution had 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Bunbury (3') and Nguyễn (80') scored for New Eng. Revolution.
Ronny Deila’s New York City FC have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 12 times throughout their previous six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes adds up to 6.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 02/06/2018, there has been little to separate the clubs with Orlando City winning 2 of those games, New York City FC 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 from The Lions and 10 coming from The Pigeons. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
It looks to us that Orlando City will most probably be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the same time, New York City FC may well struggle getting on the scoresheet although we do think it’s probable that they will be converting at least once here, too.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 3-1 margin for Orlando City at the end of the 90 minutes.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking out the betting prices for the game on the 90 min. result market, a win for Orlando City can be had for 2.405, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 3.65 & staking on a win for New York City FC gets you 2.75. Those are the top returns on offer at the current time.