MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Orlando City vs San Jose
Friday, May 22nd, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Orlando City and San Jose meet for the first time in MLS action this weekend, and it will not be at San Jose's new Avaya Stadium.This game will be the only MLS match at Levi's Stadium this year, which is the new home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. The first soccer game that was held here happened last season onAugust 2, when San Jose and Seattle faced off and the Earthquakes took a 1 - 0 victory.
Orlando City finally gave their fans a reason to celebrate with a home win last time out. They came up with four goals in a 4 - 0 win over Los Angeles last weekend. The Lions are set for the return of three major players on their roster next week. Coach Heath was quoted on the Orlando City MLS page saying, "Striker Pedro Ribeiro, who injured his hamstring early in Orlando City’s 1-0 loss against D.C. United on April 3.
has been training with the team and will be available for selection for next week’s matchup with Columbus." He considered bringing him on the trip to San Jose, but he is not ready yet. Defender Aurélien Collin is also set to return for the Columbus game next week at the Citrus Bowl, and Midfielder Lewis Neal might get some minutes as well.
San Jose has three players also on the verge of making it back to the field, as Mark Sherrod, Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, and Shaun Francis all returned to full training this week and are likely to see playing time this weekend, if at worst next weekend when they head to Toronto.
The Earthquakes put together an almost perfect performance last weekend against Columbus, which we gladly took advantage of in offering the Quakes as a play in the preview for that game. The red card to the Crew's Mohammed Saeid didn't help the Columbus cause, leaving them down a man for nearly an hour of the game.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
First ever MLS meeting
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Orlando City +250
San Jose +115
Orlando City +0.5 -135
San Jose -0.5 +115
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
Chris Wondolowski has certainly shown why he is a part of the USMNT, putting six goals in the back of the net this year, only one behind Clint Dempsey and Kei Kamara, while tied with three others.
Both clubs come off stellar defensive performances, keeping clean sheets against LA and Columbus respectively.
This might not be Avaya Stadium, but there is no doubt that the game will be well attended, as Levi's Stadium has a seating capacity of well over 60,000.
We understand why the total sits juiced to the Under, since we expect this to be a low-scoring game. As we mentioned, defenses are in form, and the big crowd will take some adjusting to.
We are suggesting a rare draw in this one, at a lovely +235.
We see 1 - 1 as a possible scoreline, so let's see if we can catch a nice price with two defensive minded teams in action settling for a point when it is all said and done.