Our prediction for this MLS match:
A place in the MLS playoffs quarter-finals will be at stake when Orlando City and New York City go head to head at Exploria Stadium on Saturday. Orlando City finished the regular season in fourth position in the standings, six points behind Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia, and, no doubt, they are capable of matching New York City at home ground. Dom Dwyer and Joao Moutinho are the only absentees in the home team ahead of Saturday’s clash.
Ronny Deila’s troops, on the other hand, finished the regular season in style, with the team recording a win in each of their last four league fixtures. New York City have been scoring goals for fun of late, and given Orlando City’s attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Heber, Sands, and Zelalem are injured for the visitors, while Gray has been quarantined.
Highlighted Player (Nani):
Nani is a product of Sporting CP’s famous youth academy. The pacey winger played 58 games for the capital club in Primeira Liga, scoring nine goals and in 2007 he joined Premier League side Manchester United. He signed a five-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit for a fee of €25.5 million.
He joined his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd and it has to be noted that Nani he spent eight seasons at the club. In 2014 he returned to Sporting (loan) and at the end of the 2014/2015 Primeira Liga campaign he moved to Turkish side Fenerbahce.
In 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Valencia for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, Nani did remarkably well to win the 2016 European Championship trophy with Portugal and it has to be noted that he started against France in the title game. The Portuguese winger won the 2007/2008 Champions League trophy with Manchester United.