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NY Red Bulls vs Orlando City Prediction
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NY Red Bulls vs Orlando City Prediction

by Jack CohenMay 28, 2021

NY Red Bulls vs Orlando City Prediction: The NY Red Bulls will be hosting Orlando City SC on May 29 with kickoff at 1:00 pm EST. The hosts will look to start turning their season around like a six-point tally after six games played is far from what they hoped for at the beginning of this season. Orlando City, on the other hand, has shown nothing but strength throughout the start of their season, playing seven games and accumulating twelve points to show for it.

This will surely be a test of the Red Bulls’ defense as their offense hasn’t been the problem so far. Nani and company have been a force to be reckoned with, but with Nani’s two-game suspension after a second-half incident with referee Alex Chilowicz, the Red Bulls will have one less deadly striker to deal with.

NY Red Bulls: Way to Win

The NY Red Bulls take down Orlando City in the defensive third, and this is the only way they win. Their attack is on par with Orlando City’s. Orlando has seven goals for this season so far, yet the Red Bulls actually surpass that total with eight themself. Scoring is not difficult for the boys in red from New York. Caden Clark has three himself with a strong supporting cast evenly distributing the goals across.

Fabio, with his large frame up top, has done a good job distributing as well with four assists. If goals can start coming for him, the Red Bulls will be pushing even more goals into the tally. The issue is defense, and it’s big. Nine goals against are giving the Red Bulls a lot of difficulties and neutralizing all offensive effort. Staying patience in one-on-ones that Orlando will definitely be looking for, and the Red Bulls should have a chance keeping the away team out of the score column. 

Orlando City: Way to Win

Orlando needs to put on the pressure with their attack with a vengeance. The Red Bulls are shaky in the back, making plenty of mistakes and losing battles consistently. Orlando needs to channel their inner Manchester City and play with the ball sixty meters away from their goal. Keep the ball in the offensive third; be decisive and threatening with every movement possible, and win the ball back immediately.

Orlando has confidence aplenty, and the Red Bulls are lacking big time. If Orlando can use this effectively and set the tone in the first ten to twenty minutes, the game will be very simple for them.

NY Red Bulls vs Orlando City: Prediction

The Red Bulls just have not shown enough grit and tenacity for me to think they will show up now and beat one of the best teams in the MLS. Orlando has been unbeaten this season and has yet to meet a significant match for them. The Red Bulls, although home, do not have the strength to take down the unbeaten Orlando City. They have shown glimpses of talent at home especially, but I don’t think Struber and company have what it takes to take down a Nani-less Orlando City.

Pick: Orlando City SC

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