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Match Preview: Orl vs DCU

Team News

Good news from DCU, there is no new team news. So we should be expecting our strongest lineup again with the trip to Orlando. This will be Wayne Rooney’s real first long trip in MLS. As I’ve said before, I don’t think it’ll have a huge effect on him, especially this one as there is no time difference or anything.

Expect to see the likes of Lucho, Arriola, Hamid all starting. Orlando will be on a high after their victory over NYRB (LOL), and hopefully we can dampen that. With a great defence so far this season, they will be properly tested with the likes of Dwyer and Nani. Eyes up Birnbaum & Brillant.

Key Stats

Looking over the Head to Head record between these two, overall it’s even, however, when you look deeper into the records, usually the home side comes out on top. DCU have scored less than a goal a game in Orlando, and they’ll need to really up it if they are to come out victorious. Rooney has yet to play there so this could be where the tide changes.

The last time this fixture was played was the match opener last year. That ended in a tie very cruelly for DC. I remember staying up to watch it and seeing that goal go in at the last minute was brutal. Revenge was sweet later on in the season though.

Lineup Prediction

Well, I think you know how it’s going down.

Now news is good news for DC United.

Scoreline Prediction

I’ve asked about and heard some predictions already, I don’t think it’s going to be the highest scoring of games, and I think we will continue the shutouts, so I’m going for 2-0. I think Rooney will bag himself a goal alongside Acosta. Lucho seems to like this fixture quite a lot and hopefully he will get himself on the scorers list, if not for himself, but for my Fantasy Team =D.

Where to Watch (UK)

In the UK this game will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Mix from 23:45 GMT.

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