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Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Orlando City could prove a real problem for Salt Lake in MLS showdown

In-form hosts can punish disorganised away side

Real Salt Lake manager Mike Petke
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Orlando City are in exceptional MLS form and can make it six successive wins with victory over inconsistent Real Salt Lake.

City came from behind to beat Colorado Rapids 2-1 in their last match and are capable of capitalising on the vulnerability of the visitors.

Real Salt Lake boss Mike Petke has used 23 players already this campaign and the uncertainty surrounding his best team is reflected by an erratic run of results. They have won three and lost three of their last six games and are winless on their travels in the league this year.

Petke has switched between 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 this term, having changed between Albert Rusnak, Corey Baird and Luis Silva as his main striker and the Claret and Cobalt's goal tally is consequently one of the smallest in the Western Conference.

In stark contrast, City have a host of attacking options, not least prolific front man Dom Dwyer who has netted five MLS goals this year.

Two of the teams' three meetings have ended as stalemates but Orlando took the spoils in a 1-0 away victory last time and they can repeat that outcome on home soil.

Orlando City
2pts 10-13 188Bet

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