Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC
|Date & Time||Saturday June 2, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: NYC -188 / Orlando +446 / Draw +345 -- Over/Under: 3
ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN (Canada), YES, TV27
New York City FC and Orlando City SC meet Saturday in MLS soccer action at Yankee Stadium.
New York City FC enters this match with an overall record of 7-3-3, a 5-0-0 record at home and a 2-3-3 record on the road. New York City FC is coming off a tough road loss to Houston Dynamo, but this is still a club that’s produced points in 10 of its 13 matches this season. New York City FC has been able to get the job done with an offense that’s one of the best in the league, which averages two goals per match overall and three goals per match at home. New York City FC has scored no less than two goals in every home match this season and that offensive attack is the reason this is the only remaining Eastern Conference club that hasn’t given away points at home. It’s tough to defend a team that has five players with at least two goals. David Villa leads New York with eight goals, Jesus Medina has five assists and Maximiliano Moralez has 22 shots.
Orlando City SC enters this match with an overall record of 6-5-1, a 4-3-1 record at home and a 2-2-0 record on the road. Orlando City SC are getting desperate for a victory in order to snap a three match losing streak and losing ground quickly in the standings. Orlando City SC continues to struggle on the defensive end, as this club has allowed two goals in four of its last six matches and the 20 goals allowed on the season are the most of any current Eastern Conference playoff team. On the road this season, Orlando City SC has allowed at least one goal in three of its four matches, with that one road shutout coming in Philly in mid-April. Orlando City SC must tighten up defensively if it’s going to stop the bleeding. Dom Dwyer leads Orlando with six goals, Yoshimar Yotún has five assists and Justin Meram has 36 shots.
Orlando City SC has won three of the last five matches against New York City FC, but the last two matches have gone to the team up north. The last meeting was in early March, a game New York City FC won 2-0. Four of the last five meetings between these clubs produced at least two goals.
New York City FC has had its way with Orlando City SC in the last two meetings, and with the way its played at home this season combined with the way Orlando is defending recently, this match shouldn’t be much different. New York City FC is too talented offensively for this to be the game Orlando finds its footing.
New York City FC remains unbeaten at home.