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MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: DC United vs Orlando City

  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

    By  Ej Garr

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    MLS Odds: Orlando City hosts their third home game of the season when they welcome DC United to the Citrus Bowl onFriday, April 3. The first of eight games featured in MLS this weekend, DC United looks to take over first place in the Eastern Conference, a place they became familiar with in 2014 after ending the season with the top seed entering the playoffs.

    DC United snuck by the LA Galaxy last weekend with a 1 - 0 win, benefiting from a goal that came in the waning seconds of extra time off the head of Chris Pontius. Nick DeLeon sent a pass in the box from the right flank and Pontius made no mistakes and sent the RFK Stadium fans into a frenzy on a bitterly cold day.

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    It was United’s first win over the Galaxy since 2008 and a harsh ending for a depleted L.A. team who temporarily lost some big names to international duty. The Galaxy thought they were going to escape RFK with a draw, but left with their first loss of the 2015 season.

    United goalkeeper Bill Hamid secured his second clean sheet of the season, stopping 5 shots on goal. During the game, LA took 17 overall shots towards net, to United's six attempts on net.

    Orlando City did a great job of managing a draw against the Montreal Impact, after finding themselves down for the first time this year 2 - 0. Jack McInerney gave the Impact a 2 - 0 lead at the 27th minute, and Orlando answered with two goals in a minute, which came at the half hour mark of the game. Neither team managed to score again and the game ended 2 - 2 with Orlando City making their first trip to Canada in their young MLS history.

    Brazilians Kaka and Pedro Ribeiro found the net in the 29th and 30th minute, giving Kaka his second tally on the season, with Ribeiro finally getting on the score sheet for the first time.

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    1x2 3-Way Lines:

    DC United +195

    Orlando City +125

    Draw +225

    Handicap/Spread Odds:

    DC United Pk +125

    Orlando City Pk -145

    Total O/U 2.5:

    Over +105

    Under -115

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    Quick Analysis & Prediction

    Quick Analysis:

    Orlando City is still looking for their first ever MLS home win after a draw with NYCFC opening day, and a 1 - 0 loss in the dying seconds of extra time to Vancouver at the Citrus Bowl.

    United's Steve Birnbaum will be out 4 - 6 weeks on their back line with the ankle sprain that caused him to leave last weekend's game. Midfielders Halsti and Silva are both out this weekend as well.

    Prediction:

    DC United has played to the Under all three outings this year and, as we mentioned, Bill Hamid has two clean sheets to show for his efforts this year. We saw Orlando City shut down the impact after going down 2 - 0, but they did indeed give up 2 goals in the first half hour.

    We simply need to wait for Orlando City to find success in front of their fans to make a bid on them of any type, and the line setters are not exactly screaming that they see it happening against a top tier club like United, who certainly see first place in sight, be it as early as it is in the season.

    We know they are hungry to atone for the early exit from the playoffs last year with home field advantage in hand, and are coming off a last second win that carries momentum with it.

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    That +125 on United to come out of here with some type of result is rather tempting, so until we see Orlando City find that first home win when they should have really gotten by Montreal last weekend, we will recommend a play on United to at worst draw, and take the Pk handicap at +125 on United.