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Their forthcoming Open Cup tie sees Orlando City locking horns with opponents Philadelphia Union on Tuesday.
All Orlando City v Philadelphia Union match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Orlando City will be looking for an improved result here following a 4-1 MLS loss in their previous game against Montreal Impact.
In that game, Orlando City had 41% possession and 2 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Orlando City was João Moutinho (72'). On the other side, Montreal Impact had 20 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Joel Waterman (21'), Djordje Mihailovic (52'), Joaquín Torres (81') and Zachary Brault-Guillard (84') scored for Montreal Impact.
Óscar Pareja's Orlando City have scored a sum total of 8 times in their preceding 6 outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in that time amounts to 9.
Last time out, Philadelphia Union drew 2-2 in the MLS tie with Los Angeles FC.
In that game, Philadelphia Union managed 34% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For Philadelphia Union, the scorers were Dániel Gazdag (9') and Julián Carranza (67'). Los Angeles FC had 22 shots on goal with 6 on target. Kwadwo Opoku (56') and Franco Escobar (82') scored for Los Angeles FC.
In their last 6 outings, Philadelphia Union have bagged the sum of 8 goals. Philadelphia Union have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. In that time, their defenders have seen 6 goals go into their own net. Still, it remains to be seen whether such a trend shall persist here in this game.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 03/07/2019 shows us that Orlando City have won 1 of these & Philadelphia Union 2, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 of them for The Lions and 11 belonging to The U. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league match between the two was MLS match day 34 on 19/09/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Philadelphia Union 3-1 Orlando City.
On that occasion, Philadelphia Union managed 52% possession and 13 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Kai Wagner (37') and Kacper Przybyłko (61', 89').
On the other side, Orlando City got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Ruan (57') scored.
The referee was Alan Kelly.
Team News: Orlando City
The Orlando City manager Óscar Pareja has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Philadelphia Union
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Philadelphia Union boss Jim Curtin has no fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
Here, we’re thinking that Philadelphia Union will really need to work well to register a score against this Orlando City side who will likely emerge victorious.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even contest with a 1-0 winning score for Orlando City at the end of the 90.
A close call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Exploria Stadium (25,500)
Captain: Mauricio Pereyra
Chairman: Mark Wilf
Manager: Óscar Pareja
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference), Open Cup (Round of 32)