MLS – Orlando City at home to New York
MLS action on Monday as Orlando and NYC meet at Exploria Stadium – 2:30am GMT.
Orlando, currently struggling in fifth place, will face the challenge of a visiting, third placed NYC.
Orlando City’s MLS season, has so far seen them gain 36 points, going into this game
Orlando have dropped all six points in their last two games, a disappointing run of form, which Óscar Pareja will be keen to turn around in this fixture.
Also, Orlando have enjoyed excellent form all season. With 36 points, they currently sit fifth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.
When Orlando host NYC, they will do so on the back of five wins and seven losses on their own ground.
Orlando City will have secured 39 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
New York have 45 points to their name, going into this tie
Whilst NYC need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for The Pigeons after losing against Chicago Fire and Charlotte FC would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.
Also, NYC keep finding ways to win, having secured 11 victories in their last 20 games is astonishing this season. Their position is third in the League and they have 45 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.
NYC’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Orlando. In the 13 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won five fixtures, drawn three meetings, and lost five matches.
New York will have 48 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Orlando City v New York – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Orlando and NYC have faced each other 19 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Orlando’s favour (7 – 6). Further, six of the previous eight games between Orlando and NYC have resulted in an Orlando win. The last time they played each other in this competition The Lions secured a 5-0 home win.
For Orlando, Adam, one of their best scorers, has netted in 26 League fixtures this MLS Season, while Cody Nobles contributed with in 26 League games this campaign for NYC.