Our prediction for this MLS match:
Orlando City will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Chicago Fire when they take on St Louis City on Sunday. The Lions quickly bounced back from the League Cup defats to Inter Miami, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence, but they face a difficult task against the Western Conference leaders. Midfielder Gaston Gonzalez misses out with a thigh problem, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
St Louis City, on the other hand, defeated Inter Miami and Austin in their last two league matches. Since the visitors looked sharp in front of goal in the 6-3 crushing of Austin, we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals. As for the away team, Njabulo Blom misses out through suspension, while forward Joao Klauss is sidelined with a muscle problem.
Highlighted Team (Orlando City):
Orlando City are a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer. The Lions have been participating in the major league since 2015 and they host their rivals at Orlando City Stadium. The venue was opened in February, 2017 and the construction of the stadium cost $155 million. Orlando City finished the 2015 MLS season in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and they failed to make it to the play-offs in the 2016 season as well (8th place).
Brazilian ace Kaka is undisputedly the club’s most famous player and the former Real Madrid and Milan man became the highest-paid player in MLS history. His base salary was $6.6 million per year and it has to be noted that the Brazilian superstar found the net on his Orlando City debut against FC Dallas (friendly). Orlando City’s home kit is violet, while they wear white and violet shirts and white socks on the travels. The club’s official mascot is Kingston the Lion.