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Prediction: Orlando City SC vs DC United

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, MLS 3 Jul 2024

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Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 23/4

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Orlando City SC and DC United will lock horns with each other in Major League Soccer this coming weekend. The match between Óscar Pareja’s side and Troy Lesesne’s team will be held at the Inter&Co Stadium Orlando in Florida and is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 am UK time on Sunday.

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC are a major and well-known club in the USA. They started playing in Major League Soccer in 2014 as the 21st franchise and have done relatively well since then.  The Lions finished second in the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference table last season. Orlando City SC finished second overall in MLS and reached the semi-finals of the playoffs.

Orlando City SC are 11th in the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference table at the moment with 21 points from 20 matches. Óscar Pareja’s side are three points behind ninth-placed Atlanta United and five points behind Nashville SC, who are currently seventh.

Orlando City SC will take on Toronto FC in Major League Soccer this week before facing DC United at home in MLS this coming weekend. The Lions lost 4-2 to New York City FC away from home in New York in Major League Soccer on June 29. It came after a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Fire FC at home in MLS which followed a 2-2 draw with Charlotte FC in the league.

Team News:

Orlando City SC are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Mason Stajduhar will be in goal for the home team. Dagur Thórhallsson, Rodrigo Schlegel, Robin Jansson and Rafael Santos will be the four defenders. Nicolas Lodeiro and Cesar Araujo will be the two holding midfielders. Facundo Torres, Martín Ojeda and Ivan Angulo will be the three attacking midfielders. Duncan McGuire will lead the line for Orlando City SC.

DC United

DC United are a major and well-known club in the USA. The Eagles have been successful as well, winning the MLS Cup on four occasions and the US Open Cup three times. But things have not been great lately. 

The Eagles finished the 2023 Major League Soccer Eastern Conference campaign 12th in the standings. They ended the season 23rd overall. Troy Lesesne’s side are as low as 13th in the league table at the moment with 20 points from 21 matches, two points above bottom side, the Chicago Fire.

DC United will take on FC Cincinnati at home in Major League Soccer this week before facing Orlando City SC on the road in MLS this coming weekend. The Eagles played out a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls away from home in New York on June 30. It came after a 4-1 hammering at the hands of the Houston Dynamo FC in Major League Soccer which came after a 1-0 loss at the hands of Atlanta United FC in front of their fans in MLS.

Team News:

DC United are likely to line up in a 4-5-1 formation. Tyler Miller will be in goal and will have Aaron Herrera, Lucas Bartlett, Matti Peltola and Pedro Santos in front of him in defence. Jared Stroud, Mateusz Klich and Martín Rodríguez will be the three midfielders. Gabriel Pirani, Jacob Murrell and Theodore Ku-Dipietro will be the three forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Orlando City SC have lost 3 of their last 6 Major League Soccer games.
  • Orlando City SC have won 5 of their 20 Major League Soccer games.
  • DC United have lost 4 of their last 6 Major League Soccer matches.
  • DC United have won 4 of their 20 Major League Soccer games.
  • DC United have conceded 39 goals in 21 Major League Soccer matches.

Conclusion

Neither Orlando City SC nor DC United are doing particularly well at the moment, and there is a very good chance that this Major League Soccer game will be a low-scoring affair and will end in a draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 23/4

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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