Here is our betting preview as FC Dallas welcome Orlando City on 5th/07/2016 to the Toyota Stadium. We will bring you all the latest team news along with the match stats and bet predictions. FC Dallas continues the pressure on Colorado Rapids as they beat Real Salt Lake in their last league fixture 2-0. Orlando City finally broke the mould as they beat Toronto FC, having drawn their previous three league fixtures 2-2.
FC Dallas returned to winning ways as they beat Real Salt Lake by two goals. Kellyn Acosta opened the scoring in the eighteenth minute to give Dallas the lead, a lead they held on to until half-time. Shortly after the second half got under way, Fabian Castillo popped up to increase the lead for FC Dallas as he scored in the fifty-eighth minute. FC Dallas now faces Orlando City, a team they had only encountered once before and won that game comfortably with a 2-0 victory. Sitting second in the league table manager Oscar Pareja knows his team must perform if they are to maintain the pressure on Colorado Rapids.
Orlando City dispatched Toronto FC in their last league fixture in a game that was like a match of tennis. Orlando opened the scoring as Cyle Larin hit home in the fifth minute. Toronto levelled through Jordan Hamilton. Adrian Winter gave Orlando the lead again in the eighty-third minute, but Justin Morrow levelled the game just before added time. The game ended in an uproar as the referee awarded Orlando a Penalty kick, which Kaka made no mistake about to seal the victory. Now Orlando travels to Dallas and will be looking to have a less dramatic game and a more business-like performance if they are to further their progress up the league table.
FC Dallas is without Zach Loyd (concussion) and possibly Ryan Hollingshead (concussion symptoms).
Orlando City is missing Pedro Ribeiro (back surgery). Carlos Rivas and Brek Shea both have four Yellow Cards to their names.
FC Dallas have a strong team and should be able to fend off Orlando City, and this is a must win game if Dallas are to be serious title contenders.