Having already won the US Open Cup, Óscar Pareja is looking to make 2022 a memorable year for Orlando. In their eighth season in Major League Soccer, the Florida outfit were sitting as high as 2nd in the Conference table on matchday 8 and still find themselves comfortably in the playoff positions heading into the midweek fixtures. Check out SinkorSwimSports as we preview the team’s next test with our Orlando vs Atlanta United, with all the latest MLS 2022 predictions, tips, and betting odds you need to be following!
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Orlando are the only team in the top 17 sides in this year’s overall table to have a negative goal difference, which should give you a good idea of how ‘all or nothing’ the side have been. 12 Wins, 11 losses and just 6 draws all season. They only recorded consecutive wins once in their first twenty-five matches, before recording four in a row across August.
With that being said, their last outing was a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Philadelphia Union.
Orlando’s home record this season has also been fairly inconsistent by most standards, with 7 wins and 7 losses apiece, with their last two matches at the Exploria Stadium ending with impressive wins over New York City and Seattle Sounders. Facundo Torres has been the star of the show for Pareja’s side this season, with the 22-year-old Uruguayan bagging 6 goals and 7 assists from 28 MLS appearances.
As for their opponents, Atlanta United have had a far less harmonious time of things on the pitch. Few players can match the legacy of Josef Martinez, but last week’s suspension has meant the Five Stripes’ dressing room is more fractured than ever before. The side have lost two of their past three matches heading into this fixture, seven points off the playoff positions.
Where To Watch Orlando City vs Atlanta United
Date: Wednesday 14th September 2022
Location: Exploria Stadium, Orlando
Where To Watch: MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, Fox 35 Plus, Bally Sports Southeast
Last Meeting: Atlanta United 1-1 Orlando City (July 17)
Orlando vs Atlanta United Head To Head Record
- Orlando are unbeaten in their last four matches at home against Atlanta United.
- The last time Orlando won three home matches in a row was back in September-October 2020.
- September 2021 was the last time Atlanta United won consecutive games.
- Only 2 of Orlando’s 34 goals scored so far this season have been by American players.
Orlando vs Atlanta United Prediction And Latest Odds
In our latest 2022 MLS betting tips, Orlando are the favorites for this Wednesday’s fixture at +100. Atlanta United are available at +230, with a draw just behind at +260.
Both teams to score has been set at -190 for Yes and +135 for No. We’re quite confident in back Orlando here, however not backing the Five Stripes to find the back of the net could be a good way of raising the stakes here. You can get odds on Orlando City to win and Atlanta United not to score at +310. BETUS offers a whopping 125% bonus for fans in regulated states, so why not amp up the MLS excitement ahead of this week’s fixtures?
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