Exploria Stadium sees Sunday action as Orlando take on Chicago – 3:00am GMT.
Sunday’s clash at Exploria Stadium- sees eleventh placed Chicago, travel to fifth-placed Orlando in the Major League Soccer.
Orlando City go into this game with 31 points secured
Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Óscar Pareja won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.
Orlando are quickly becoming the Major League Soccer’s draw specialists, having recorded three in their last three fixtures. They currently stand fifth in the League, with 31 points having won eight matches, drawn seven games, and lost four matches.
Given Chicago’s form at this time, it will be a significant challenge for them to overturn Orlando’s home record. They have won five games, drawn three meetings, and lost one game so far this season. The prospects of a positive result for Chicago are concerning for the visitors.
Orlando City will have secured 34 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Chicago Fire arrive at this game, having secured 20 points so far this season
Returning to match-winning form, following a defeat is always a tough challenge, but that is what Chicago need now, after their loss to Inter Miami at Inter Miami CF Stadium.
Raphael Wicky’s Chicago have lost 10 of their last 19 games this season. With 20 points, they currently sit eleventh in the League having won five meetings, drawn five fixtures, and lost 10 meetings.
Chicago’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Orlando. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far drawn one game and lost six fixtures.
A victory for Chicago Fire would put them on 23 points.
Orlando City v Chicago Fire – Head-to-Head.
The two teams have previously played each other 12 times with the tally being five wins and five draws for Orlando. Further, the two sides have been unable to break the dead-lock on four occasions out of the last five meetings, resulting in draws.
Players to watch
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