|Game||Orlando City vs FC Dallas|
FCD +0.25 Total: 2.75
Orlando City will surely feel upset about the outcome of their away match against New England, that proved that they are struggling. They will now try to return to winning ways on Saturday, when they will host Dallas. Dallas have not lost any of their last two matches but they have also been struggling with consistency over the past months.
FC Dallas (9-8-6) were mediocre at best in their home match against Real Salt Lake, where the two teams ended up splitting the points in a goal-less draw. Dallas have not been in very good form lately with just two wins in their last six matches in all competitions (2-2-2). They are now 6th in the West with 33 points, two ahead of Portland and Real Salt Lake, and two behind Minnesota. Dallas have not been good on the road either (3-7-1), keeping just one clean sheet in the process.
Orlando City (7-11-5) are coming off a really balanced match on the road against New England, where neither team created a lot of shots on target. But Orlando City were unlucky and ended up losing by a harsh 1-4 in that match. They have now lost two in a row and have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions (1-3-3). They are sitting at the 9th spot of the Eastern Conference with 26 points, seven behind the playoff spots. Orlando have been mediocre at home too (4-6-1), with just one win in their last six (1-3-2).
FC Dallas have totally dominated this match-up over the years, having never lost to Orlando City (4-0-1). Moreover, they kept clean sheets in four of those five matches. Both teams are struggling right now and I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw very few goals here.