Free MLS Pick: Atlanta United vs Orlando City
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Atlanta United vs. Orlando City
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Atlanta United vs Orlando City
Date: Friday July 21
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Orlando City Stadium, Orlando, Florida,
MLS Moneyline Odds: OFF (As of 5:15pm ET Wednesday)
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This is the first season for Atlanta United and they are acquitting themselves very well. These teams are just a single point apart in the Eastern Conference (and natural geographic rivals).
Atlanta has really enjoyed their inaugural season. If the playoffs were to start today they would be in and they have a strong goal differential as well as the points already banked.
Key to those differential numbers is an attack that does not rely on just one player. In Josef Martinez, Hector Villalba and Miguel Almiron they have three players in the top 6 in goals scored and lead all of MLS with 39 goals scored.
Villalba is an MLS rookie and one of the most exciting players in the league with the way he can make things happen in small spaces.
Atlanta is in good form right now having won three in a row by a combined score of 7-4. This is the first of three tilts between these teams that are so close geographically.
They play each other again next Saturday in Atlanta so a couple of wins could really create some distance for United.
Orlando City is having a fine season but have to be a little disappointed to find themselves just behind their new rival. Per the schedule note above though that could easily change in the next eight days as these two clubs play a home and home series.
They will also play in September in Atlanta.
Canadian Cyle Larin is among the leading goal scorers in MLS but he does not have the support of a group like the Atlanta trio above. His 8 goals are double the next highest on the team and when he is not very active City has struggled to score.
Despite their 5th place positioning they are -7 in goal differential.
With the Gold Cup break it has been more than a couple of weeks since Toronto FC handed Orlando City a humbling 3-1 home loss. Scoring will be critical as they have not scored more than a goal in a match since June 17th.
That just puts too much pressure on them to get a lead and defend it because playing catch-up might be too tough.
Orlando will definitely be aware of its own shortcomings and be looking to fight hard for that first goal. As such we may see a more aggressive approach in the first half.
Tactically they may have made some changes to try and generate more offense.
Free Atlanta United vs. Orlando City MLS Prediction:
These teams are probably not all that far apart so the winner will likely be the one that can get the other out of their style. Atlanta likes to push the pace and if they can get that first goal they can force Orlando to chase.
If OC gets the first tally they can really grind this game out. It might not be pretty.
4* Free MLS Betting Pick: Draw
I don’t usually forecast a tie but in this situation I think OC will get the game they want and fight off a point. Unfortunately they will have to share it.
MLS Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 1 – Orlando 1
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