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Orlando City vs Minnesota United Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Pereyra and Nani to steer Orlando to victory

  • Orlando City and Minnesota United contest the MLS is Back Tournament semi-finals
  • Orlando City have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 MLS matches
  • Minnesota United have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches
  • Minnesota United have seen BTTS in 7 of their last 8 MLS matches
  • MLS is Back Tournament taking place in Orlando, Florida
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Orlando City winger Nani is expected to play a leading role against Minnesota United (Getty Images)

Orlando City take on Minnesota United in the MLS is Back Tournament semi-finals. Orlando have the two best players in the game on their team with Mauricio Pereyra and Nani tipped to be the difference makers against Minnesota.

Orlando City Form


Orlando City got through the group stage with wins against Inter Miami and New York City before a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia Union. Óscar Pareja’s side beat Montreal Impact 1-0 in the round of 16 with Tesho Akindele scoring the winner.

Orlando got through the quarter-finals in a penalty shootout against Los Angeles FC. João Moutinho scored a late equaliser to make it 1-1 after Nani had missed a penalty and they fell behind.

Orlando City Team News


Orlando striker Dom Dwyer is out with a knee injury.

Minnesota United Form


Minnesota United started the tournament with a 2-1 win against Kansas City, an own goal and Kevin Molino strike in added time snatching an unlikely victory. 

Minnesota drew against Real Salt Lake (0-0) and Colorado Rapids (2-2) with )Ethan Finlay scoring twice.

Adrian Heath’s side beat Columbus Crew in a penalty shootout in the round of 16 after the match ended in a 1-1 draw. They had just 35% possession and 12-20 shots.

They were efficient in the semi-finals, recording a 4-1 win against San Jose Earthquakes despite having 36% possession. Robin Lod and Jacori Hayes made it 2-0 with goals to Luis Amarilla and Marlon Hairston putting them out of reach.

Minnesota United Team News


Centre-back Ike Opara is unfit and unlikely to play.

Orlando City vs Minnesota United Head to Head


Orlando City are tied 2-2 against Minnesota United with one draw in five matches. These clubs drew 1-1 in Minnesota last season with Nani’s penalty cancelled out by a late Abu Danladi strike.

Orlando City vs Minnesota United Odds


Orlando City are narrow 2.50 favourites with Minnesota United priced at 2.70 at betfair. A draw can be backed at 3.70.

Orlando City vs Minnesota United Match Up


Orlando City have advanced to the semi-finals having had more possession than their opponents in four of their five games. Minnesota United have managed more possession once in five games, registering just 36% in their last two games.

Orlando City vs Minnesota United Stats


  • Orlando City have won 3 of their last 5 matches (MLS).
  • Orlando City have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 matches (MLS).
  • Minnesota United are undefeated in their last 7 matches (MLS).
  • Minnesota United have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches (MLS).
  • Minnesota United have seen BTTS in 7 of their last 8 matches (MLS).
  • Minnesota United have registered 36% possession in their last 2 matches (MLS).

Orlando City vs Minnesota United FAQ

Where can I watch the Orlando City vs Minnesota United live stream online?

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Where is Orlando City vs Minnesota United being played?

Orlando City vs Minnesota United is being played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Field 17 in Orlando, Florida, United States.

When is Orlando City vs Minnesota United being played?

Orlando City vs Minnesota United is being played at 01:00 BST on Friday 7 August 2020.

What competition are Orlando City vs Minnesota United playing in?

Orlando City vs Minnesota United are playing in the MLS is Back Tournament smi-finals.

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Verdict

Mauricio Pereyra and Nani are expected to lead the way here and steer Orlando City to victory against Minnesota United.

Best Bet: Orlando City Win Full Time Result @150 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Orlando Win & BTTS Win & BTTS @320 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Orlando City Win 2-1 Correct Score @850 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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