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Orlando City vs. New York City FC: Preview, Lines, and Predictions

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 5:11 pm by

This Saturday, Orlando City faces New York City showcasing Brazilian Kaká and Salvadoran Darwin Cerén and NYC’s Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, and David Villa, leveling up for an exciting match. 

Both teams are currently experiencing a good moment at the beginning of the season, where NYC accumulates 6 points out of a possible 9, occupying the second position momentarily. In contrast, the team coached by the Colombian Óscar Pareja occupies the third position with 5 points out of a possible 9, that is why this match will be important for both teams. This match will be played on Saturday, May 8 at 18:00 E.T., at the Exploria Stadium, and broadcasted by ESPN. 

Five interesting facts between Orlando City and New York City: 

1. The team that lives in the Big Apple has visited Orlando City on three occasions since 2015, and on no occasion, has been able to achieve victory (1D, 2L). 

2. In the six meetings in which The Lions and NYC have met face to face, at least one goal has been scored in all of them. 

3. The two teams have not met since 2016 when Orlando defeated New York two goals to one at home. 

4. The New York team’s only victory over The Lions was at home in 2015, with a score of five goals to three. 

5. In the three times these teams have met face to face at Exploria Stadium, they have scored 8 goals between them, Orlando City has scored 5, while NYC has scored only 3 goals. 

How is Orlando City coming into this match? 

The Lions will arrive at this match after having achieved their first victory in the championship, against Cincinnati by a score of three goals to zero, with a great game by one of the team’s top players, the Portuguese Nani, who will be one of the critical pieces for the Colombian coach Oscar Pareja, who hopes in this next match to get a victory that will allow him to continue with the incredible streak against NYC at home and also to continue positioning himself for the fight for the top places in this start of the championship. 

Relive the best highlights of the match between Orlando City and Cincinnati: 

Can New York City get its first away win against Orlando City? 

The team coached by Ronny Deila is on an upswing with their second consecutive victory, but also both wins have been without conceding goals, the last one was against the Philadelphia Union with a score of two goals to zero, this allows the New York team to stay in the top positions at the beginning of the season if they get the victory and also with it end their bad streak against Orlando City away. 

Relive the best highlights of the match between New York City and Philadelphia Union: 

Betting line: 

Orlando City: 44.1% (+136) – Goals: 1.55 

New York City: 30.5% (+150) – Goals: 1.07 

Draw: 25.4% (+287)

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