Orlando City face New York City in their next match of the MLS regular season.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, 28 August 2022. The game time by GMT is 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 28. The match venue is Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
Latest odds on betting sites
Orlando City to win odds are priced at 2.40 (+140 American; 7/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while New York City FC to win odds are priced at 3.00 (+200; 2/1).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Orlando City — 40%, draw — 29%, New York City FC — 31%.
Latest betting odds on Orlando City vs New York City FC (28 August 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Orlando City — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on New York City FC — 1.80 (-125; 20/21)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
Match preview and statistics
Orlando City are fifth in the Eastern Conference standings with 36 points and a -7 goal difference. They have three wins and two losses in their last matches.
The Lions beat Charlotte FC 2-1 in their last match. Ercan Kara gave them the lead in the 62nd minute of the second half with a shot into the middle of the goal. Facundo Torres assisted with the through ball.
Orrin McKinze Gaines levelled the scores in the 66th minute with a header from the centre of the goal into the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Kamil Jozwiak with the cross. Following the fast break, Tesho Akindele scored the winning goal late in the 89th minute with a shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Orlando were clinical in the match. They converted the two big chances they had. The team had 49% possession, 1.37 expected goals, 13 total shots, two big chances, seven shots on target, 347 accurate passes, 82% pass accuracy, nine fouls, five corners and four yellow cards.
Orlando City team news: Gaston Gonzalez and Joseph Dezart are out due to injuries.
New York City FC are third in the Eastern Conference standings with 45 points and a +18 goal difference. They have just one win from the last five matches, with three losses and a draw.
The Blues bounced back in their last game against Chicago, winning 2-nil. Gabriel Pereira made it 1-0 in the 16th minute with a shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Santiago Rodriguez.
Rodriguez got his goal and doubled the lead immediately they started the second half with a shot into the centre of the net. Prior to this win, they had gone on a three-game losing streak
City had 42% possession, 1.05 expected goals, eight total shots, two big chances, five shots on target, 276 accurate passes, 77% pass accuracy, 11 fouls committed, four corners and one yellow card.
New York City FC team news: Alexander Callens and Keaton Parks are sidelined due to injuries.
Orlando City vs New York City FC H2H
In the last five meetings, Orlando City have two wins, New York have one win with two draws. The Blues won 5-nil in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Orlando City projected starting lineup:
- Pedro Gallese
- Rodrigo Adrian Schlegel
- Antonio Carlos
- Kyle Smith
- Mauricio Pereira
- Cesar Araujo
- Junior Urso
- Jake Mulraney
- Facundo Torres
- Ercan Kara
Facundo Torres is the key player to watch out for. He has been key to the back-to-back wins they’ve had. Torres scored the match-winner against NY Red Bulls and assisted a goal in the last match against Charlotte. The winger should be able to bag a goal or assist in this match.
New York City projected starting lineup:
- Sean Johnson
- Anton Tinnerholm
- Maxime Chanot
- Thiago Martins
- Malte Amundsen
- Justin Haak
- Nicolas Acevedo
- Gabriel Pereira
- Santiago Rodriguez
- Talles Magno
Santiago Rodriguez is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in their 2-0 win against Chicago to end the win drought. Rodriguez scored a goal and also assisted the opening goal Pereira scored. Expecting another big game from him.
Prediction and betting tips
Orlando City have won two straight games ahead of this meeting, while New York City just got back to winning ways with the win in their last game. The Lions are in better form ahead of this match.
Both teams need to pick up points from the remaining games to cement a spot in the playoffs. New York had a big win in their last meeting, winning 5-nil. Orlando haven’t lost to NYCFC while playing at home for four matches.
The prediction for this match is Asian Handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Orlando City. The Lions are playing at home with home court advantage. They play well against New York at home. They have a high chance of drawing the tie or winning but by a small margin.
Betting prediction: Asian Handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Orlando City
Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional)