Orlando City vs Toronto Match Info
Match date: 4thMay 2019
Stadium: Orlando City Stadium, Orlando.
Orlando City vs Toronto Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
15 Jul 2018 Orlando City 2 – 1 Toronto
19 May 2018 Toronto 2 – 1 Orlando City
6 Jul 2017 Orlando City 1 – 3 Toronto
Matches played: 11
Orlando City wins: 2
Toronto wins: 7
Orlando City vs Toronto Stats
- Orlando have beaten Colorado Rapids (3-2) and Vancouver Whitecaps (1-0) in last two home outings
- Toronto have seen a very unpredictable run through April
- Lions ended a five-match winless streak in head-to-head clashes as they beat the rivals in July (2-1)
Orlando City vs Toronto Match Preview
Orlando City snatched an important point at New York City (1-1) as they extended a two-game unbeaten streak with Nani opening the scoresheet with his fifth goal this term and Heber pulling it back even in the second half, now hosting Toronto and hoping to build on the positives in an attempt to prove their worth in front of the home fans.
Indeed, Lions have been rock-solid at Orlando City Stadium lately and we’ve seen them beat Colorado Rapids (4-3) and Vancouver Whitecaps (1-0) in two April outings. James O’Connor will now want more of the same from his men and we expect them very motivated to capitalize on the rivals’ shaken confidence.
Toronto still sit a point clear of the rivals and have two games in hand but we’ve seen them earn just one win in their last four outings, as they beat Minnesota United (4-3), held Chicago Fire to a 2-2 draw and suffered disappointing losses to Seattle Sounders (3-2) and Portland Timbers (1-2).
Jozy Altidore led the Reds’ attacking line early in the new campaign but he’ll now be sidelined with an injury, which could be felt in the final third despite Jordan Hamilton showing he can be seriously counted on as well.
We thus don’t feel Toronto have what it takes to bounce back quickly and we’ll now back Orlando to secure all three points with a Home win priced at Evens with bet365, which feels like the best approach to the fixture.
However, we still expect a great challenge from the visitors desperate for points and we hope to see goals, as we also back Over 2.5 Goals FT at 1/2 with Paddy Power – which looks like a banker bet as more sides score and concede numbers of goals on the regular.
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