Orlando City SC vs D.C. United SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Orlando City SC vs D.C. United SC Prediction 4/13/2024

Orlando City SC (1-3-2) travel to face off against D.C. United SC (2-1-4) on Saturday, April 13th. This match will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.. Orlando City SC will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while D.C. United SC is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 7:30 PM ET.

Orlando City SC vs D.C. United SC

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Orlando City SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, Orlando City SC hosted the New York Red Bulls. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. This came despite playing at home and being favored to pick up the win, with a money line payout of +116. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Orlando’s offense was busy on their attack, taking a total of 14 shots. However, they scored just one time on their three shots on goal. Duncan McGuire was one of three players to finish with multiple total shots, finishing with two on goal and four overall.

On the defensive end, Orlando City allowed one goal on New York’s two shots on goal. Pedro Gallese made a total of one save, and the defensive unit blocked four shots while intercepting two passes.

Through six matches, Orlando City SC has a record of 1-3-2, putting them 14th in the Eastern Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-2-0. Overall, they have been favored in four of their six matches, going 1-1-2 in those contests. After this match, they will head on the road once again to take on CF Montréal on April 20th. Over their last six matches, they have just one win, going 1-3-2.

D.C. United SC Is Coming Off A Draw

D.C. United played to a draw vs. the Columbus Crew in their last match. This match finished with two total goals, which was just above the line of 0.5 goals. Heading into the match, the over/under line was set at +360.

On offense, D.C. United was led by Christian Benteke, who scored on one of his three total shots and two shots on goal. Jared Stroud picked up the assist on Benteke’s score. Overall, D.C. United had three shots on goal and 14 total shots.

As for the D.C. United’s defense, they allowed one goal on four shots on goal by the Crew. Alex Bono finished with three saves and didn’t pick up the win. D.C. United’s defenders had a total of eight interceptions while blocking seven shots.

In their last six matches, D.C. United has just one win, going 1-1-4. Overall, they are 2-1-4, putting them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-0-4, but are 2-1-0 at home. After this match vs. Orlando City, they will hit the road to take on New York City FC on April 20th. Through seven matches, they have been favored three times, going 2-1 in those matches.

Orlando City SC Offense Breakdown

Orlando City SC has struggled to score goals this season, as they are 29th in MLS with 0.7 goals per match. Duncan McGuire is their top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season, which is 49th in MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 55th in the league. Orlando City SC is 17th in MLS in shots on goal per match, and they have had more corners than their opponents in every match this season, which is tops in the league.

D.C. United SC Offense Breakdown

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Christian Benteke is the top scorer for D.C. United SC and is fourth in the MLS with five goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal and is fifth in the league in that category. Jared Stroud is the leader in assists for D.C. United SC and is 22nd in the MLS. He also has one goal this season. D.C. United SC is 16th in the MLS in goals per match and 10th in shots on goal per match. They are also third in the league in corners and have had more corners than their opponents in 85.7% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 29th in the league at 73.0%.

Orlando City SC Defense Breakdown

Orlando City SC’s defense has struggled this season, allowing the 2nd most goals per match in the MLS. However, they have been trending in the right direction, giving up just 1 goal to the New York Red Bulls in their last match. They will be facing a D.C. United offense that is 16th in scoring. Keeper Pedro Gallese has just one clean sheet this season and is 29th in saves. Overall, Orlando City SC is 9th in blocked shots and 26th in interceptions.

D.C. United SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the 29th-ranked scoring offense in MLS, D.C. United SC is 12th in goals allowed per match (1.3). They have been consistent over their last six matches, giving up eight goals (1.3). They have two clean sheets over that span, but they have also given up three goals to Inter Miami CF. Alex Bono is 7th in MLS with two clean sheets, and he is 9th in saves (23). D.C. United SC’s defense is 1st in blocked shots (6.3) and 6th in interceptions (10.0).

Orlando City SC vs D.C. United SC Prediction

When looking at the projections for this match between Orlando City and D.C. United, the pick we like is for the match to end in a 1-1 draw, which is listed at +265. Coming into the match, D.C. United has the edge on defense, as they are 12th in goals allowed compared to Orlando City at 24th. On the offensive end, both teams have struggled this season, with D.C. United 16th in goals scored and Orlando City 29th. Look for D.C. United to get off more shots on goal, but Orlando City is 4th in passing and is projected to have eight interceptions compared to seven for D.C. United.

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