The 2022 United States Final Open Cup happens on Wednesday when Sacramento Republic from the Unites States League takes on Major League Soccer club Orlando City. The match happens at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, which is why Orlando is such a huge favorite. Will the chalk prevail? Or can the Republic upset the home team? Check out US Open Cup Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Sacramento Republic versus Orlando City SC.
Soccer Betting Preview for the United States Open Cup Final – Orlando City Takes On Sacramento Republic
Orlando City SC versus Sacramento Republic FC Odds and Betting Info
- When: Wednesday, Sep. 7 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL
- TV / Streaming: ESPN+
- Handicap Odds: Orlando City -1.5 +128 / Sacramento Republic +1.5 -178
- Moneyline Odds: Orlando City -204 / Sacramento Republic +460 / Draw +330
- Total Odds: O 2.5 -153 / U 2.5 +111
Why Sacramento Republic is a good bet versus Orlando City
The Republic will be the first team to tell you they aren’t playing their best soccer of the season. But although Sacramento isn’t playing great soccer, there’s a reason they made it to the U.S. Open Cup Finals. The Republic did play great soccer at one point this season. So it’s a matter of rediscovering their best form. If it happens, Sacramento can pull off the upset.
Sacramento Republic Last 5
- L – 3-1 vs. Louisville City FC
- W – 1-0 vs. Oakland Roots
- L – 2-1 vs. Las Vegas Lights FC
- W – 3-0 vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
- L – 1-0 vs. Monterey Bay
Sacramento Republic Predicted Starting Lineup
Why Orlando City will beat Sacramento Republic
Orlando plays in the much better league, MLS compared to USL. That’s not the only reason to like Orlando. This happens on Orlando’s pitch and they’re the home team. In addition, Orlando has won 4 straight against solid rivals like Seattle and New York City FC. The home squad has all the advantages.
Orlando City Last 5
- W – 3-2 vs. Seattle Sounders SC
- W – 2-1 vs. New York City FC
- W – 1-2 vs. Charlotte FC
- W – 0-1 vs. New York Red Bulls
- L – 0-3 vs. New England Revolution
Orlando City Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Orlando City SC vs Sacramento Republic FC
It sure looks like Orlando City will dominate the Sacramento Republic. The USL team has lost 3-of-5, including their last match, a 3-1 game versus Louisville City on Sep. 3.
Not only that, but Orlando City is hot. Still, it’s tough to go against the Republic considering the odds. Sacramento shouldn’t offer +460 in this match.
The Republic upset the L.A. Galaxy to make it to the semifinals. Then, Sacramento beat Sporting Kansas City. So it’s not like the Republic didn’t beat a couple of decent squads on their way to the finals.
Not only that, but Orlando has been playing so well they might be due for a bounce. There’s also the chance Orlando City heads into this over confident. Sacramento is the play.
United States Open Cup Final Pick: Sacramento Republic +460