After winning a franchise-best 13 games last season, Orlando City was bounced in the first round of the playoffs. The New York Red Bulls won 13 games as well and ultimately suffered the same fate as the Lions, but beat Orlando City twice during the regular season. The two clubs meet again on Sunday for the first time in 2022, as both chase the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia Union. Orlando has two wins and two losses at home this season, but all three Red Bulls wins this season have come on the road.
Kickoff at Exploria Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Orlando City as the +135 favorite (risk $100 to win $135), while New York is a +215 underdog in the latest Orlando City vs. New York Red Bulls odds. A draw is priced at +225 and the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Before locking in any New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City picks, you need to see what SportsLine soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 66-49 in his last 115 soccer picks, returning over $1,100 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has broken down the Orlando City vs. New York Red Bulls matchup from every angle and just revealed his MLS picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City:
- Orlando City vs. New York Red Bulls spread: Orlando City -0.5 (+130)
- Orlando City vs. New York Red Bulls over-under: 2.5 goals (over +110, under -140)
- Orlando City vs. New York Red Bulls money line: Orlando City +135, Draw +225, NYRB +215
- ORL: Back-to-back clean sheet victories in last two matches
- NYRB: 1-2-2 in last five matches
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Why you should back Orlando City
An infusion of new midfield talent has rejuvenated Orlando City’s attack, and the Lions’ pressure both with the ball and defensively has powered their success this season. After beginning his tenure in Orlando as a midfielder, Joao Moutinho has settled in nicely to his left back role, and gives City one of the speediest combinations of full backs in the league in tandem with Brazilian defender Ruan. Mauricio Pereyra has done well to organize Orlando’s attack at the top of its formation and provides balance with agitators like Cesar Araujo, Junio Urso and Benji Michel in the middle.
Orlando is fourth in Major League Soccer in shot-creating actions on dead balls, and New York has been whistled for more fouls than any other team in the league this season. The Lions should continue pressuring Red Bulls into more fouls and come away with bonus opportunities in front of the goal.
Why you should back NY Red Bulls
The case for New York comes down to its success on the road this season. Much to the chagrin of Red Bulls supporters, all three of their wins have come away from Red Bull Arena. Although their leading scorer, Lewis Morgan, scored all three of his 2022 goals in their win at Toronto on March 5, he has remained dangerous, and had five shots in his last start in a scoreless draw against Dallas last weekend. Otherwise, forward Patryk Klimala has provided a threat in New York’s attack and he has three assists in addition to his goal in the season-opener.
Orlando has managed to get by without Antonio Carlos on its back line, following an injury against LAFC that will keep him sidelined for the next four-to-six months. Robin Jansson is one of the most dependable center backs in the league, but can’t do everything on his own, and OCSC is overdue to concede.
How to make Orlando City vs. NY Red Bulls picks
Sutton has analyzed the New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City match from all sides, and he is going over on the goal total. He also provides another confident best bet and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert MLS picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Orlando City vs. NY Red Bulls in Sunday’s MLS matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City match, all from the soccer expert on a 61-45 run on his latest soccer picks, and find out.