Leagues Cup Preview: Santos Laguna vs. Orlando City Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Jul 29)
- Santos Laguna and Orlando City play for the spot in the Leagues Cup knockouts.
- Each team played a draw in regulation against Houston Dynamo.
- Whoever wins the No. 1 spot in South 2 Group will play Inter Miami in the round of 32.
Santos Laguna or Orlando City – which of these two teams will advance to the next stage of the 2023 Leagues Cup? The winner of this match could end up toon the top of South 2 Group, which would mean taking on Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami in the round of 32.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Santos Laguna is at the bottom of the group table with one point. The Mexicans played 1-1 with Houston Dynamo in regulation but then lost on penalties. Orlando City, on the other hand, played 2-2 with the Dynamo and then went on to win the penalty shootout. The result is that the boys from Florida are one spot above Santos Laguna with two points.
Houston is currently in the top position with three points (one win after penalties and one loss after penalties). What this means is that it’s still unclear which one of these three teams will finish in the No. 1 spot, thus getting to play Inter Miami in the first round of the knockouts.
If Orlando City wins – either in regulation or after penalties – the Floridians will get to the top of the table. If Santos Laguna wins in the 90 minutes, the Mexican team will get to the top spot. If they do it after penalties, they will finish second (behind Houston), while Orlando will go home.
Santos Laguna vs. Orlando City Prediction
We think these two are very similar in terms of player quality, but there’s one major advantage that Orlando City has. Saturday’s game is played at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, which is where these guys are undefeated in their last eight games.