Orlando City SC vs. New York Red Bulls
|Date & Time||Sunday April 24, 2016, 9:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Red Bulls -133 / Orlando City SC +330 -- Over/Under: 2.5
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The New York Red Bulls and Orlando City SC meet Sunday night at the Red Bull Arena.
The New York Red Bulls are desperate for a victory after a tough 1-6 start to the season. The Red Bull's struggles start on the defensive end as their 15 goals allowed are the most in the MLS. It also doesn’t help that the New York Red Bulls have been shutout in three of their last four matches. Needless to say that the Red Bulls fan base has seen better days. Felipe leads New York with two goals, Sacha Kljestan has two assists and Bradley Wright-Phillips has 25 shots. Defensively, Luis Robles has come away with 21 saves on 36 shots faced. The New York Red Bulls have won four of their last six regular season home games.
Orlando City SC look to keep chipping away in the standings with their 2-1-3 record. Orlando City SC is led by a defense that’s allowed just eight goals overall and no more than two goals in a single match. Orlando City SC has allowed no more than two goals in 12 straight matches. Offensively, Orlando City SC has four players with double-digit shot attempts. Cyle Larin leads Orlando with three goals, Kaká has two assists and Kevin Molino has 14 shots. Defensively, Joe Bendik has come away with 19 saves on 27 shots faced. Orlando City SC has lost five of its last eight regular season road games.
The two matches between these two clubs have been split down the middle with New York winning in July and Orlando City SC winning in September. The two matches between these clubs have combined for nine goals.
I’m not paying juice with a Red Bulls team that’s been nothing short of a disaster this season. Instead, I’m siding with the over. New York has been allowing goals left and right this season, and Orlando City has an aggressive offense. I expect at least three goals in this match.