Orlando City vs Minnesota United prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/10/2024

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Exploria Stadium will host the long-anticipated Minnesota United clash on the 10th of March. We anticipate a packed venue, as this is one of the can’t-miss Major League Soccer showdowns this week. Make sure to get the inside scoop on our top Orlando City vs Minnesota United betting tips before placing your wagers on this game.

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Orlando City vs Minnesota United prediction: Lions eager to bounce back

Orlando City vs Minnesota United Prediction
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Orlando City to Win

💥 Both teams to score

 

BTTS

⬆️ Over /⬇️ Under X.5 goals

 

Over 2.5 Goals

Key Stats

  • Orlando City won two back-to-back games over Minnesota United.
  • Coach Oscar Pareja has a wonderful 5-0-1 record against this opponent.
  • Four of the five Orlando City vs Minnesota United head-to-heads resulted in goals galore.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Lions favorites to win

  • HOME: -117 – 53.7%
  • DRAW: +275 – 26.3%
  • AWAY: +310 – 20.0%

*These odds are subject to change

Despite getting thrashed 5-0 at DRV PNK Stadium last week, Orlando City are considered by the bookmakers as the expected winners this week, as the odds at -117 imply a massive 53.7% win probability. On the other hand, we have Minnesota United with a lackluster 20.0% chance of scooping a win at Exploria Stadium.

It will be a match between equals, that’s why we expect to see over 2.5 goals. The odds are valued at -133, giving our key Orlando City vs Minnesota United prediction a 57.08% success chance.

Last five H2Hs: Fierce rivalry

USA MLS 16/04/23

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

1
Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

2

America Friendlies 01/02/23

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

2
Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

0

America Friendlies 03/02/22

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

4
Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

5

USA MLS is Back Tournament 07/08/20

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

3
Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

1

USA MLS 18/08/19

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

1
Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

1

With two victories for Orlando City, two for Minnesota United, and one draw, you could make the case that the game at Exploria Stadium will be anyone’s for the taking. However, we give the advantage to Pareja’s boys, as they crushed their opponent 3-1 in the previous match at home.

Orlando City team news and form: Wounded Lions search for three points

Sure, Orlando City got thrashed 5-0 in their last MLS outing, giving the Herons their most impressive win ever. However, the result is misleading, as the Lions had a couple of decent goalscoring opportunities themselves. They certainly didn’t deserve to get bashed like that.

Predicted lineup: Gallese (GK), Santos, Jansson, Schlegel, Borhallsson, Araujo, Cartagena, Angulo, Ojeda, Torres & McGuirre

USA MLS 19/05/24

W

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

1

USA MLS 15/05/24

D

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

0

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

0

USA MLS 11/05/24

W

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

2

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

3

USA MLS 04/05/24

L

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

0

USA MLS 27/04/24

L

Toronto FC

Toronto FC

2

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

1

Minnesota United team news and form: Visitors to exploit the flanks

The Lions were vulnerable on the counter-attack on the wings against Inter Miami last week. Seeing as coach Eric Ramsay will be able to count on key wingers Lod and Fragapane for this Sunday’s match at Exploria Stadium, we believe that exploiting the wings will be the best option.

Predicted lineup: Clair (GK), Taylor, Boxall, Tapias, Rosales, Dotson, Trapp, Bran, Jeong, Pukki & Clark

USA MLS 19/05/24

W

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

1

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

USA MLS 16/05/24

D

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

USA MLS 04/05/24

W

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

1

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

USA MLS 28/04/24

W

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

USA MLS 21/04/24

W

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

0

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

3

Player to watch: Teemu Pukki

Finish goalscoring legend Teemu Pukki is the player to watch in our Orlando City vs Minnesota United prediction, as he’s by far the best player under coach Ramsay’s guidance. The 33-year-old former Norwich City star has already proven his worth with the Minnesota United jersey, as he was a force to be reckoned with in 2023.

Orlando City vs Minnesota United Prediction
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Pukki needs to score his first 2024 MLS goal

Teemu had a couple of good chances to do so in the match against Columbus Crew, but luck wasn’t on his side. Perhaps he’d have a better shot at this at Exploria Stadium.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.