Last Updated on October 6, 2023 6:09 pm by Erwin Noguera
After a middle-of-the-week matchday, we have to go right into the weekend games with little rest and no breaks in between as the regular season of the MLS approaches its end.
The match we are looking right into takes place in the Exploria Stadium, as Orlando City gets to host the New England Revolution. This is a clash that fans should be eager to see, as it places two top teams of the East.
The hosts for the match, the Lions, come as the 2nd placed team in the conference with 57 points. Their 3-match win streak shows just how good their momentum is at the moment.
Their opponents and visitors, the Revs, were not too long ago the 3rd team in the scoreboards but are now in 5th with 52 points. This, as they lost their middle-of-the-week match, and need to pick up their pace.
Saturday, October 7th at 5:30 pm ET at Exploria Stadium
Orlando City +132
New England Revolution +320
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Why Bet on Orlando City?
Orlando City continued their fine late-season form. They picked up a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Nashville when the sides squared off at Geodis Park on Wednesday night.
In a game where Daniel Lovitz received his marching orders, 22-year-old Duncan McGuire scored the only goal of the game on the stroke of halftime to hand the hosts their 10th league defeat.
Oscar Pareja’s men have now gone unbeaten in eight of their last nine matches, picking up six wins and two draws in the league. This, since their Leagues Cup round-of-16 exit at the hands of Inter Miami on August 3.
Their only defeat in that time came on September 21, when they were beaten 2-0 by New York City FC at Citi Field, with Monsef Bakrar and Talles Magno scoring in either half to fire the Pigeons to all three points.
Why Bet on the New England Revolution?
New England Revolution, on the other hand, were sent crashing back to earth on Wednesday. They suffered a 2-1 defeat against Columbus Crew at the Gillette Stadium.
After falling behind to Diego Rossi’s first-half opener, Tomas Chancalay pulled the hosts level three minutes into the second period. However, Malte Amundsen struck with four minutes left in the game to hand the Crew all three points.
Before that, Peay’s side snapped their four-match winless run last Sunday when they picked up a 2-1 victory over Charlotte FC, thanks to second-half goals from Noel Buck and defender Dave Romney.
While the Revs will be looking to find their feet this weekend, they have struggled for results away from home, where they are currently on a five-game winless run and have managed just one win in their last 13 outings, losing seven and picking up five draws since May for the MLS.
Final Betting Analysis: Orlando City vs. New England Revolution
While Orlando City and New England Revolution have already secured post-season football, we anticipate a thrilling contest at the Exploria Stadium as both sides look to finish the regular season strong. The Lions have been near impenetrable at home in recent weeks and we fancy them coming out on top in this one.
We believe a 3-0 is the most likely outcome.
Go for a victory for the locals at +132. If you bet $100 at such odds, you could get $132 for a total payout of $232.
Orlando City vs. New England Revolution Betting Pick: Orlando City