Orlando City SC vs. FC Cincinnati 3/12/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/11/2022 at 11:10 AM ET

Orlando City plays host to FC Cincinnati on Saturday in a MLS Eastern Conference matchday 3 fixture. Orlando City is fourth in the conference table at 1-1-0 on four points with a goal difference of +2. Orlando City opened its MLS 2022 campaign with a 2-0 victory at home over Montreal and followed that last week with a 0-0 draw on the road against the Chicago.

Orlando City has two wins, two draws and one loss in it's last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored six goals and conceded four. The Orlando City goalkeeper and backline have clean sheets in three of the last four matches played. Alexandre Pato and Benji Michel each have one goal for Orlando City and Mauricio Pereyra has the club’s only assist.

FC Cincinnati is last in the conference table at 0-0-2 on zero points with a goal difference of -6. FC Cincinnati opened its regular season with an embarrassing 5-0 loss on the road to Austin FC and followed that last weekend with a 1-0 loss in its home opener to DC United. FC Cincinnati has not yet scored a goal in the first 180 minutes of the season.

FC Cincinnati has five losses in each of its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored four goals and conceded 16. FC Cincinnati has been held scoreless in each of its first two matches this season and in three of the last four dating back to last season. FC Cincinnati does not have any players that have scored in MLS play thus far.

Orlando City is undefeated in it's five matches against FC Cincinnati since joining the MLS. Orlando City has three wins and a pair of draws versus the Cincinnati club. The Lions have won each of their two matches played at home versus Cincinnati. In those two matches at home versus Cincinnati, Orlando City has outscored Cincinnati 8-1, therefore the play here OVER in what will be a high scoring Orlando victory. Final Score Prediction, Orlando City wins but our best play is OVER 4-0.

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