MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Orlando City vs DC United
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Orlando City will make their first ever appearance at RFK Stadium to take on DC United, as both teams come off draws this past weekend. This is the second of the three meetings the two will have in 2015, with the third and last game between them happening onJune 14back at the Citrus Bowl.
Orlando City still has yet to win a home game at the Citrus Bowl, and DC United was part of that equation when they defeated the expansion team 1 - 0 onApril 8. The Lions come off two straight home games, which resulted in a loss to Toronto and a draw with New England.
The draw with New England can certainly be seen as a positive, since the Revolution was in a first place tie atop the Eastern Conference at the time, and throw in the fact that they were also down 2 - 0 with only 20 minutes left to play.
The comeback began when Cyle Larin scored in the 75th minute to pull it to 2 - 1 and, in similar fashion to previous outings, a 90th minute goal from newcomer Aurélien Collin leveled the match at two.
Amazingly enough, there were only two official shots on goal by each team, which tells us that all four attempts found the back of the net.
DC United met with Kansas City last weekend and also had to settle for a draw, but it was enough to see them still tied with New England with 18 points in first place in the East. United drew first blood in the 42nd minute, when Jairo Arrieta took a feed from Chris Pontius in the box to make it 1 - 0. After a KC turnover that led to an inlet pass to Pontius from Perry, he brought in the ball with a class first touch and found Arrieta who simply needed totap it in to the net.
Kansas City answered just three minutes to bring the game to halftime at 1 - 1, and no one was able to find a second goal in the final 45, as each settled for a point.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
The two met for the first time in MLS action onApril 3, with DC United taking a 1 - 0 win at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Orlando City +275
DC United +110
Orlando City +0.5 -130
DC United -0.5 +110
Total O/U 2.5:
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Quick Analysis & Prediction
DC United's offense certainly has the names to get production, but that second half against KC last weekend makes you wonder why they just cannot seem to put it all together for the entire 90 minutes.
Donovan Ricketts and Bill Hamid are among the best keepers in the league, and the line setters are asking for $35 in juice toward the Under in this one.
DC United should have moderate success against this Orlando City back line, and we mentioned last time out for DC that their home record is outstanding, not having a loss in their last 17 games at RFK.
We see a 2 - 1 type of home win for United in this one, and that gives us an opportunity to put two + money plays on the board. The +110 on the 3-Way line for DC United goes in the books as our first suggestion, and the Over 2.5 also makes the grade at +115. That also means we need to avoid a 1 - 1 draw, because that would not help our cause in the least.
Hopefully we can see a similar 1 - 1 halftime score like we did with KC/DC last weekend, and this time that third goal comes this time to make it 2 - 1 United.