DC United have played most of their matches on the road so far, it is a given now. They will now return home for their next three matches, starting off with hosting Orlando City this Sunday. Orlando City have been in horrible form lately, having won just once over the past couple of months.
Date/Time: 8-12-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Orlando City +1
Total: 3.25 Goals
DC United (4-9-6) played a really good match on the road against Montreal Impact last week. Even though their opponents took an early lead, DC United pulled even at the 70th minute for the final 1-1. They have now grabbed four points from their last two matches. They haven’t been in very bad form lately, losing just two of their last six. DC United are still sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference though, with 18 points after 19 matches. They are 11 points behind the playoff spots, but with five less matches, so the possibility is real. DC United have only played five matches at home so far (3-1-1), scoring 8 goals while conceding five in the process. If you find a bet on DC United to make the playoffs, now it’s the time to load it.
On the other hand, Orlando City (7-14-2) almost lost another match last week against New England at home. Their opponents took an early two-goal lead by the 18th minute, but Orlando City didn’t back down. They pulled even but New England took the lead again at the 76th, only for Sutter to score a late goal for the final 3-3. Orlando City are now win-less in their last five (0-4-1), and have won just once in the MLS since May 7th. They are now sitting at the 8th spot of the Eastern Conference with 23 points, six behind New England. They have the worst away record in the Conference (2-9-0), scoring just 13 goals in the process, while conceding 31.
The two teams have already met twice in the season, and have split a couple of 1-1 draws, once on each venue. Orlando City went on to win the second match, which was for the US Open Cup, in the penalty shootout. They have the upper hand in this match-up (4-3-2) and haven’t lost any of the last five (3-0-2).
All four matches between the two in this venue have had goals from both sides, and three of them had Over 2.5 Goals. Orlando City are in horrible shape right now, and DC United are hungry for wins at home. I will take the home team to cover the spread here, but a goal-fest wouldn’t surprise me.
MLS DC United vs Orlando City Prediction: DC United -1 (-103)
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