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Orlando City vs New York City prediction, odds and free betting tips (08/05/2021)

Both Orlando and NYC have started the 2021 MLS season well and will look to consolidate their places at the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference.

Orlando City vs New York City best betting tips for the game

Two domestically well-placed MLS sides meet in this intriguing tie:

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your bet slip before confirming.

Orlando City Win

Orlando are one of only 5  Eastern teams currently unbeaten in the regular season, illustrating how well they’ve started the new campaign. The Lions have also only conceded one goal so far, but more important is the fact Orlando haven’t conceded at home yet this season. NYC, on the other hand, have lost 3 from 5 away from home and already have an away loss this season despite their good start. It will be cagey but Orlando will most likely scrape the win.

Double Chance: Orlando City or Draw

Historically, Orlando have either won vs New York City or the game has ended tied ~71% of the time, so the Lions tend to do well against their Eastern counterparts. Orlando are strong at home as well, having won 3 of their last 5 games in the Exploria Stadium. Recent and historical data suggest Orlando win the tie, so that is the likely outcome.

Halftime / Full Time: Orlando City/Orlando City

The Lions have scored before halftime in 80% of their last 5 home games in the MLS, and have also scored over 1 goal a game in the current season. NYC may have scored more with over 2 goals per game this season, but they also haven’t won any of their last 5 games vs Orlando in the league. As a result,I expect the Boys in Blue to lose this tie.

Orlando City vs New York City Preview and Team News

Orlando City

Orlando’s medical team are being kept busy at the moment, with five members of the first team likely to be out for this tie. The most notable absentee will be journeyman striker Alexandre Pato, who is doubtful due to a knock to his lower body. Pato has played 1 from a possible 3 games so far this season. Orlando City’s head coach is Óscar Pareja, former Colombia international midfielder and ex-coach of MLS teams Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas

New York City

Only fringe players will be unavailable for NYC in this game. Midfielders Gedion Zelalem and  Tony Rocha both played less than 100 league minutes each last season, and are currently out with undisclosed injuries. The Boys in Blue are managed by former Celtic manager, Ronny Deila. Deila has been in charge since 2020.

Best Odds and Stats on Orlando City vs New York City

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Orlando City SC
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New York City FC
May 8, 2021
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Orlando City SC vs New York City FC

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08/05/21
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
1 - 1
New York City FC
New York City FC
21/11/20
UMP
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
7 - 6
New York City FC
New York City FC
14/10/20
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
1 - 1
New York City FC
New York City FC
15/07/20
UMiBT
New York City FC
New York City FC
1 - 3
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
10/07/19
UUOC
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
6 - 5
New York City FC
New York City FC

Orlando City SC

Last 5

29/05/21
UM
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
2 - 1
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
22/05/21
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
1 - 0
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
17/05/21
UM
DC United
DC United
0 - 1
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
01/05/21
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
3 - 0
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
23/04/21
UM
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City
1 - 1
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC

New York City FC

Last 5

29/05/21
UM
Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles FC
1 - 2
New York City FC
New York City FC
22/05/21
UM
New York City FC
New York City FC
1 - 2
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
15/05/21
UM
New York City FC
New York City FC
1 - 1
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
01/05/21
UM
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union
0 - 2
New York City FC
New York City FC
24/04/21
UM
New York City FC
New York City FC
5 - 0
FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati

FAQs regarding Orlando City vs New York City

Team A vs Team B tips

Where is the match scheduled?

The Exploria Stadium is the location for the game, home to Orlando City. It has a capacity of  25,500 seats.

When does this match kick off?

The game begins at 10pm GMT on Saturday May 8 2021.

Which team is considered the favorite to win?

Orlando City are the bookmakers’ favorites for this game with odds of 27/20.