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Orlando City vs Cincinnati prediction, betting odds, free tips (02/05/2021)

After finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference last season and fifth overall in the MLS, Orlando City are back at it again. Oscar Pareja’s defensive unit will take on the challenge of FC Cincinnati in Round 3. We have done extensive research for this preview, so we can help you out with a few free betting tips.

Free Match Tips from Punditfeed for Orlando City vs Cincinnati

Orlando City have drawn their first two MLS fixtures while FC Cincinnati have seen their defensive woes continue into the new campaign. Cincinnati were comprehensively beaten 5-0 by New York City and will be looking to reverse their away fortunes in Orlando. Here are some bias-free tips we have put together for LA Galaxy vs New York Red Bulls.

Match Winner: Orlando City @ 47/100

Total Goals: Under 2.5 @ 11/10

Both Teams to Score: No @ 91/100

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Orlando City to Win

The Lions have proven themselves as tricky partners, showing remarkable tenacity at the back. They lack the finishing touch at the other end of the pitch, an area where Oscar Pareja would have had extra drills for Nani and Co. Despite their attacking profligacy, City will favour themselves at the Exploria Stadium given Cincinnati’s lack of flair. While Orlando are unbeaten in their last seven outings including friendly fixtures, Cincinnati have only claimed the three points on offer once in their last ten.

Total Goals Under 2.5

FC Cincinnati have conceded seven goals in their two MLS outings, providing the roadmap for Orlando to profit from their game plan. The hosts will be looking to make the most of their rivals defensive woes, whilst keeping their impressive defensive record intact. Both of Orlando’s first two fixtures have seen less than three goals and it is a trait that should continue as their forwards find their scoring boots early in the season.

Both Teams to Score: No

In their last six outings, the Lions have managed to keep a clean sheet in three of them. Cincinnati continues to be plagued by attacking inefficiency, whilst conceding goals at the other end of the pitch. It should be another combative encounter as Orlando look to dominate the proceedings to ensure they hold on to the points on offer. Both sides were involved in a club-friendly at the end of March and it was a low scoring affair with Oscar Pareja’s men keeping a clean sheet.

Orlando City vs Cincinnati Fixture Preview

Orlando City

Oscar Pareja has moulded the Lions into a tight unit. Their playing style is dominated by defensive proficiency, doing just enough to put their rivals on the back foot for a stake of the points. They held the impressive Sporting Kansas City to a 1-1 draw on the road and will be looking forward to the matchup at Exploria Stadium. Portugal and Manchester United legend, Nani was on the scoreboard against Kansas and remains the best attacking outlet.

FC Cincinnati

The Orange and Blue are headed by Manchester United legend, Jaap Stam. The defensive stalwart needs his side to live up to his name. However, it is their rivals showing the tenacity Stam had on the pitch. They will be looking to give a better account of themselves, especially after their 5-0 drubbing at the hand of New York City. Young Brazilian forward, Brenner, is available and will be the chief goalscoring threat for Cincinnati on Sunday night.

Best betting odds for Orlando City vs Cincinnati

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Orlando City SC
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May 1, 2021
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Orlando City SC vs FC Cincinnati

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01/05/21
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
3 - 0
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
29/09/19
UM
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
1 - 1
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
19/05/19
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
5 - 1
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati

Orlando City SC

Last 5

08/05/21
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
1 - 1
New York City FC
New York City FC
23/04/21
UM
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City
1 - 1
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
17/04/21
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
0 - 0
Atlanta United
Atlanta United
29/11/20
UMP
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
1 - 3
New England Revolution
New England Revolution
21/11/20
UMP
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
7 - 6
New York City FC
New York City FC

FC Cincinnati

Last 5

24/04/21
UM
New York City FC
New York City FC
5 - 0
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
18/04/21
UM
Nashville SC
Nashville SC
2 - 2
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
08/11/20
UM
Inter Miami CF
Inter Miami CF
2 - 1
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
02/11/20
UM
Atlanta United
Atlanta United
2 - 0
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
28/10/20
UM
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
0 - 1
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City

FAQ about Orlando City vs Cincinnati

 

Orlando City vs Cincinnati Prediction

When is the kick-off time?

The match will be played on May 01, at 1:30 am GMT.

Where is the game being played?

The game is played at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

Who is the favourite?

Orlando City are favourites in the fixture @ odds of 47/100.