FC Dallas are fourth in the Western Conference, two points behind leaders Seattle Sounders. In the East, Orlando City currently find themselves in second place, with 25 points. They are currently five points behind Columbus Crew, who are on course to win the MLS Supporters' Shield for this season.
FC Dallas vs Orlando City SC Head-to-Head
These two teams have faced each other only five times before, with FC Dallas winning on three of those occasions. Orlando City SC have only won one game against FC Dallas.
Orlando are definitely the side in better form coming into this game. They are unbeaten in their last five games, and it is that form which has helped them rise up the Eastern Conference Standings.
In their last game, they beat Sporting KC 2-1. FC Dallas, on the other hand, had a three-match winning run snapped in their last game. They lost 1-0 to strugglers Atlanta United, in a shock result in midweek.
FC Dallas form guide: L-W-W-W-L
Orlando City form guide: W-W-W-D-D
FC Dallas vs Orlando City SC Team News
Bryan Acosta returns from suspension after missing the loss to Atlanta. Paxton Pomykal is ruled out of this game, due to a groin injury.
Injuries: Paxton Pomykal
Orlando City SC
Dom Dwyer and Joao Moutinho are both unavailable, with knee and groin injuries respectively.
Injured: Dom Dwyer and Joao Moutinho
FC Dallas vs Orlando City SC Predicted Lineups
FC Dallas Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Jimmy Maurer, John Nelson, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Bryan Reynolds; Tanner Tessman, Thiago Dos Santos; Santiago Mosquera, Brandon Servania, Fafa Picault; Franco Jara
Orlando City SC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Pedro Gallese; Ruan Gregorio Teixeira, Antonio Carlos, Rodrigo Schlegel, Kyle Smith; Junior Urso, Sebas Mendez; Mauricio Pereyra, Christopher Mueller, Nani; Daryl Dike
FC Dallas vs Orlando City Prediction
FC Dallas have home advantage in a tie between two teams in excellent form heading into this fixture, but Orlando City are flying, and will take some stopping. Dallas also have a loss to shake off their system, but we expect Orlando City ti ride their wave of momentum, and win this game. .
Prediction: FC Dallas 1-2 Orlando CityPublished 27 Sep 2020, 01:45 IST