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New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City: Predictions
Orlando City are in their seventh season as an MLS club and will be looking to build on last year’s performance, when they reached the play-offs for the first time, while also finishing runners-up in the MLS is Back Tournament. They have started the 2021 campaign in the best way possible, winning three and drawing three of their opening six matches to currently sit second in the Eastern Conference. Orlando City go into this game off the back of consecutive wins, beating DC United and Toronto.
While Orlando City are enjoying 2021, their hosts New York Red Bulls will be looking to use this game to kickstart their campaign. Gerhard Struber’s are 10th in the Eastern Conference and have won just two of their opening six games, losing four. Two of those defeats have come in their past two games, with New York Red Bulls losing to Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution, going down to 10 men on each occasion.
New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City: Match Stats
New York Red Bulls haven’t been bad in front of goal, scoring eight times in their six matches so far, but Orlando City have built their season on a resolute defence. Five of Orlando City’s six MLS games this season have seen under 2.5 goals scored, with the only anomaly a 3-0 win over FC Cincinnati.
Going further on Orlando City’s defence, they have conceded just two goals in their six games so far, and never more than once per match, keeping four clean sheets. Even with New York Red Bulls’ record, Orlando City’s defence may be too much.
New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: New York Red Bulls 0-1 Orlando City
New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City: Odds
New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City: Head to Head
19 October 2020 – New York Red Bulls 1-1 Orlando City – MLS
3 October 2020 – Orlando City 3-1 New York Red Bulls – MLS
22 July 2019 – Orlando City 0-1 New York Red Bulls – MLS
24 March 2019 – New York Red Bulls 0-1 Orlando City – MLS
28 October 2018 – New York Red Bulls 1-0 Orlando City – MLS
Meetings between New York Red Bulls and Orlando City have been fairly even, with the New York side enjoying a slight edge at six wins to five, with two draws. However, Orlando are unbeaten in their past two visits to the Red Bull Arena.