Orlando City and New York City will open the new MLS season on Saturday. The game is scheduled for 07:30 GMT and will take place at the Orlando City Stadium. Orlando signed Portuguese winger Luis Nani and will be hoping that he provides the spark in attack, while New York will be without their talisman David Villa for the first time in three years, but his replacement Alexandru Mitrita already suggested of his quality in the friedly games before the season opener.
Orlando City vs New York City Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last games home/away|
|Orlando City||Loss||5 W/ 3 D/ 5 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 2 L|
|New York City||Win||5 W/ 3 D/ 5 L||2 W/ 1 D/ 3 L|
Last game between the teams: 27.07.2018 Orlando City – New York City 0:2; Maximiliano Moralez 40′, Anton Tinnerholm 45′; Shane O’Neill from the hosts was sent off with straight red card in the 83′
Last game at this venue: 27.07.2018 Orlando City – New York City 0:2; Maximiliano Moralez 40′, Anton Tinnerholm 45′; Shane O’Neill from the hosts was sent off with straight red card in the 83′
Worth mentioning: New York City won all of the three meetings last season and the last four in total without conceding a single goal. Prior to that the Citizens were winless in six, losing five of the games. There have been no draw registered in the last five encounters in Orlando.
Orlando City vs New York City Stats
|As of 26.02||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Orlando City||Win||2 W/ 1 D/ 7 L||2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L|
|New York City||Win||3 W/ 1 D/ 6 L||0 W/ 1 D/ 4 L|
Last game Orlando City: 21.02.2019 Orlando City – New England Revolution 6:2; Oriol Rosell 29′ (penalty), Brandon Bye 32′ (own goal), Josue Coleman 47′, Santiago Patino 49′, Cristian Higuita 51′, Dillon Powers 56′; Teal Bunbury 81′, 90′
Last game New York City: 23.02.2019 New York City – Nashville SC 2:0; Maximiliano Moralez 28′ (penalty), Alexandru Ionut Mitrita 40′
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||Goal / Goal||Clean sheets|
|New York City||12:15||5||6||1|
Worth mentioning: Orlando City played just two friendlies in their preparation for the new season and both of them turned out to be a high-scoring games featuring over 4,5 goals and seeing both sides scoring.
New York City had four games in the off-season and none of them produced over 2,5 goals, while just one saw both involved teams hitting the back of the net. They ended last season with three consecutive defeats on the road and if this is something to go by, then the Citizens will not have it easy on Saturday.
Orlando City vs New York City News
Missing players Orlando City: Pierre Da Silva, Mason Stajduhar
Missing players New York City: Ronald Mataritta
Orlando City vs New York City Predictions
New York City to win – 2.40 @ bet365
Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals – 1.72 @ bet365