ORLANDO CITY VS REAL SALT LAKE PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS
REASON FOR ORLANDO CITY VS REAL SALT LAKE BETTING TIPS
Orlando City came from behind to beat Rapids in Colorado last weekend, extending their fabulous recent winning streak to five MLS matches. City moved to within touching distance of the top of the Eastern Conference, closing the gap on leaders New York City to four points, though Orlando have a game in hand.
City finished second from bottom in last year’s Eastern division and their recent sequence of victories has supporters in Florida excited about what they can achieve this time around.
Successive late wins over New York Red Bulls (4-3) and Portland Timbers (3-2) kicked off Orlando’s great recent run, launching their players’ confidence to sky high levels that haven’t yet dropped. City also rattled in fourteen goals over across their five wins, though their eight goals conceded at the other end is a little cause for concern.
Centre forward Dom Dwyer hit five of those fourteen goals himself and the twenty seven year old has been one of the most dangerous attacking players in the MLS this season. Dwyer needs just one more goal to top the goalscorer charts, alongside Altlanta pair Miguel Almiron and Jozef Martinez.
Real Salt Lake’s form can be described as dichotomous at best and erratic at worst. Real have been relatively successful when playing at home, winning three of their first four fixtures in Utah, but they haven’t been able to carry that form into their away matches.
Real have lost three and drawn one of their four fixtures on the road so far, coming undone in each of their last trio of away contests. They were beaten soundly on each occasion, losing 1-3 in Toronto, 0-4 at New York City and 0-2 most recently at Vancouver Whitecaps.
Their performances have been so dreadfully out of whack away from home that we envisage little chance of them taking anything at Orlando City this weekend. City are playing their best football in quite some time – ten goals scored in their last three home games alone is evidence of their new found attacking thrust. We recommend you back Orlando City to win again, to stretch their run of consecutive wins to six.
Real Salt Lake have lost each of their last three on the road by at least a two goal margin and we’re predicting a similar outcome on Sunday. Therefore, taking Orlando -1 is well worth a bet at the prices available.
It would be remiss of us not to mention that Orlando City have only kept one clean sheet in their quintet of recent victories. Their lack of surety in defence means we’re going for a 3-1 Orlando City correct score prediction.
With the home side backed to score another three times on Sunday, Dom Dwyer is sure to be at the heart of everything that happens in the final third. He’s a cracking pick in the anytime goalscorer market.
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HEAD TO HEAD
Orlando City have won one and drawn two of their three meetings with Real Salt Lake. Orlando City won 1-0 the last time the sides met in Utah in June of last year.
ORLANDO CITY VS REAL SALT LAKE STATS
- Orlando City have won 100% of their last 5 MLS games.
- Real Salt Lake have lost 100% of their last 3 MLS matches.
- Real Salt Lake lost by at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 MLS away fixtures.
- Orlando City have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 MLS home games.