New York City FC vs. Orlando City SC MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 3/18/16
Orlando City SC (0-0-2) vs. New York City FC (1-0-1)
MLS Soccer: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Yankee Stadium)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: UniMás, MLS LIVE
The New York City FC and Orlando City SC square off early Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
The New York City FC is off to a decent 1-0-1 start that puts them second place in the Eastern Conference. The New York City FC has had great success on the offensive end with six goals in two matches, and has four players with at least two shots on goal. Coach Patrick Vieira has to be very proud with the way his team is looking early this season. David Villa leads New York with two goals, Mix Diskerud has two assists and Thomas McNamara has four shots. Defensively, Josh Saunders has come away with eight saves on 13 shots faced. The New York City FC has come away with points in four of their last six regular season home games.
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The Orlando City SC will take the two points after back-to-back draws to start their season. Orlando has been very solid on the defensive end out of the gate, allowing just six shots on goal in two matches. The Orlando City SC now just have to figure out who can step up on the offensive end to help them get three points instead of one, as they’re a one-man team right now. Cyle Larin leads Orlando with two goals, Hadji Barry has one assist and Brek Shea has four shots. Defensively, Joe Bendik has come away with three saves on six shots faced. The Orlando City SC have lost six of their last eight regular season road games.
The three matches between these two teams last season produced a 1-1-1 record, with Orlando City SC winning the most recent match, 2-1. The last two matches between these two teams combined for a total of 11 goals.
You have to be impressed with the stars of both teams, but New York City FC has the edge here due to home field advantage and the firepower offensively. Orlando City continues to have trouble finding the back of the net, and New York City has multiple guys who can hurt you offensively.
I like the home team to get the victory.