Orlando City have been in horrific form over the past couple of months. They have not won a single match for the MLS in that span, and have only recorded a win in the US Open Cup. They will look to put an end to that streak on Saturday, when they will play host to Toronto FC. Toronto FC have also been pretty bad so far in the season, and are coming into this match in some really bad form too.
Date/Time: 7-14-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Orlando City +0.0
Total: 3.25 Goals
Orlando City (6-11-1) are coming into this match after suffering yet anothertough blow. They were up against LAFC on the road and suffered a really unfair 1-4 loss. They weren’t all that bad in that match, and did try to make a comeback but were eventually destroyed. That was their third consecutive loss, as they have lost each of their last nine MLS matches. They have actually won just one of their last eleven matches, a 3-0 against USL side Miami United for the US Open Cup. Orlando City are now sitting at the 9th spot of the Eastern Conference with 19 points, just three ahead of Toronto FC. Orlando City have not been very stable at home so far (4-4-1), where they ahve yet to keep a single clean sheet.
On the other hand, Toronto FC (4-10-4) should be feeling rather grateful about the outcome of their last match. They took the lead against Sporting KC on the road, but were already down by 1-3 by the 61st minute. Toronto FC eventually pulled even and settled for the 2-2 draw. However, that means that they are now win-less in their last five (0-3-2). Toronto FC are still sitting at the penultimate spot of the Eastern Conference with 16 points. Oddly enough, they have the worst away record in the Conference (1-6-2), having kept just a single clean sheet so far.
Toronto FC have dominated this match-up over the years (7-1-1), and have won each of the last three. That includes a 1-2 win at home earlier in the season. They have also been great in this venue over the years (3-1-0), having scored at least twice in all.
Judging by how the two teams have a tendency to both score and concede, I will go with the Over 3.25 Goals here. Orlando City are still in the sunken place and are unable to pull themselves out. Toronto FC are also pretty bad but are making efforts to turn their season around. Maybe they can grab at least a point here.
MLS Orlando City vs Toronto FC Prediction: Over 3.25 Goals (-101)
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