Will New York City Make It Back-to-Back Wins?
Orlando City has had a topsy-turvy season, but the Lions head into Sunday’s home league fixture with New York City has won two on the trot. Can they cause an upset and claim a third successive success this weekend?
After a woeful run of form, New York City picked up a much-needed three points in their last one. They have lost ground in the race for the Eastern Conference title, but the Pigeons moved a step closer to securing a play-off place by beating Chicago Fire last time out.
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Home Advantage Key for Orlando City?
Orlando City is in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. The Lions are nicely placed in fifth after 26 games played, accumulating 36 so far. Oscar Pareja’s men have won 10, lost 10, and drawn 6.
After three defeats in a row and no wins in five, Orlando’s play-off hopes were starting to dwindle. Nevertheless, the Florida outfit hung in there and has won back-to-back games.
After a hard-fought 1-0 victory at New York Red Bulls, City picked up a 2-1 win over Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium in their last outing.
Orlando has had a strange batch of results on their own patch this season, winning five and losing seven of 12 MLS matches at Exploria Stadium.
They have lost the last two to Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution, failing to score in either. Can they put things right in front of their home fans this weekend?
Will New York City Build on Chicago Success?
Nick Cushing’s New York City are flying high in third place in the Eastern Conference table right now, taking 45 points from 26 games. Despite a bad run of results of late, the Boys in Blue look nailed on for a playoff spot.
New York won four on the bounce in July, but the Boys in Blue then took just one point from a possible 12, which seriously halted their momentum and damaged their confidence. However, last week’s 2-0 victory over Chicago certainly eased the pressure. Gabriel Pereira and Santiago Rodriguez got the goals at Soldier Field.
New York has generally been solid on the road this season, but they lost two in a row on their travels before last weekend’s victory in Illinois. Can Cushing’s troops make it back-to-back away wins before hosting bottom club DC United in the next one?
Orlando City SC vs New York City FC Head-to-Head
When these teams last met, New York City hammered Orlando City 5-0 at Yankee Stadium, with five different names getting on the scoresheet in last July’s fixture. The reverse game in Florida last term ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
Three of the last four meetings have finished 1-1, and Orlando has not beaten New York since a 3-1 victory in the MLS is Back Tournament in July 2020.
Orlando City SC vs New York City FC Game Information
- Game: Orlando City vs New York City
- Location: Exploria Stadium
- Day/Time: Sunday, August 28, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Orlando City SC vs New York City FC Live stream: fubo.tv
Orlando City SC vs New York City FC Betting Lines
Orlando City SC vs New York City FC Prediction
Both teams are pushing for a play-off position this season. New York City is sitting third on 45 points, with Orlando City nine points behind in fifth. New York will take a giant leap towards a top-seven finish with three points in Florida, while a home victory will close the gap to just six points.
Both clubs will be gunning for maximum points from this tasty-looking fixture, but a draw might not be a bad result for either.
Three of the last four meetings have ended in draws, and looking at the soccer odds on our betting online sportsbook; you can get the solid price of +245 for it to end all square in Orlando on Sunday.