Ace Football previews the Major League Soccer clash between Orlando City and DC United and offers team stats, fixture history, betting tips and the latest odds.
Orlando City go up against DC United at Exploria Stadium on Independence Day in a Major League Soccer match. The two sides will be determined to win this one. However, with both of them looking a little out of sorts, nothing is set in stone in Florida.
Position in the Major League Soccer standings: Orlando City vs DC United
At the halfway of the regular season, the two clubs sit 11 points and eight places apart in the Eastern Conference. Orlando City hold bragging rights up in sixth place. The Lions have 25 points from 17 matches, while 14th-placed DC United are on 14 points after 15 games.
Latest form and previous Major League Soccer encounters between Orlando City and DC United
Orlando City with decent results
Results have been on par for Orlando City in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. The Lions started with a 2-1 win against Houston Dynamo, before Cincinnati bested them in a 1-0 contest. They bounced back, however, by edging Nashville 6-5 on penalties in the U.S. Open Cup after a 1-1 draw in the quarter-finals.
DC United need a reset
Results have been abysmal lately for DC United, who will be desperate to turn a page in their upcoming fixture. The visitors have lost all their last 3 matches in the MLS. First, New York Red Bulls thrashed them 4-1 before they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Chicago. Another loss followed, this time at home, at the hands of Nashville, 3-1.
Fixture history: Orlando City vs DC United
The last time the two teams faced off against each other, Orlando City came away as 2-1 winners. It was a match played at Exploria Stadium back in October 2021 in Major League Soccer. This time around, betting on DC United will get you odds 4.00, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 25% chance of beating Orlando City. You can get a price of 1.85, should you wish to add the home side to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Highlights from the last match between Orlando City and DC United:
Betting stats and facts for Orlando City and DC United
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on statistics from the last couple of matches that Orlando City and DC United played across all tournaments.
- Orlando City have scored in 25 of the last 27 home matches
- In 8 of the last 10 matches Orlando City played, both teams scored
- In 8 of the last 10 home matches Orlando City played, both teams scored
- DC United have not won the last 7 matches in a row
- DC United have lost the last 3 matches in a row
- DC United have not won the last 4 away matches in a row
- Orlando City have scored in 11 of the last 12 matches versus DC United
- In 7 of the last 8 Orlando City matches versus DC United the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 3 home matches in a row Orlando City versus DC United played, both teams scored
Players to watch in Orlando City vs DC United
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Ercan Kara. He is one of the players from Orlando City who are in their best form. He managed to find the back of the net four times in his last 6 games, and will surely want to add some more goals against DC United.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Taxiarchis Fountas to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently.
Best betting tips: Orlando City vs DC United
In conclusion, we present betting tips for this game between Orlando City and DC United, which are based on the above-mentioned stats and facts. Besides the main prediction for this match, we have some low and high-risk alternatives as well.