Chicago Fire vs New York City FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 01:00 Hrs

Venue: Toyota Park

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Chicago Fire vs New York City FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Chicago Fire maintained a push for the MLS top two places after a 4-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes at the Avaya stadium. Djordje Mihailovic provided the opening goal after 40 minutes and Luis Solignac doubled the advantage just before half-time. An early second-half brace from Nemanja Nikolic put Chicago in a commanding position before Chris Wondolowski’s late consolation. New York City picked up a first win in four matches after beating Montreal Impact 1-0 at the Stade Saputo. Jack Harrison came up with the only goal of the game in the 29th minute to give the away team all three points. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The home match for Chicago Fire presents a tough test for New York City, who have not been at their fluent best in recent weeks. The absence of goals from David Villa has been cited as one of the reasons. Chicago Fire may have not won against New York City since 2015, but this is a great match to reverse that record. However, New York City are unbeaten in the last four away games. I would go with a draw in this match. New York City have scored in six out of last seven league matches. They are up against a Chicago Fire outfit that has just two clean sheets in the last seven. This game is likely to be a tight contest with little to separate the two teams. I would go with both teams to score.

Draw – 11/4

Both teams to score – 1/2

Chicago Fire saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Chicago Fire saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against New York City FC

New York City FC scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

New York City FC saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against Chicago Fire

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Chicago Fire Form Guide

Chicago Fire Team Logo

Chicago Fire

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

17-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

31-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

14-04-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

New York City FC Form Guide

New York City FC Team Logo

New York City FC

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

17-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

24-03-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-04-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

14-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Chicago Fire Preview

The victory over San Jose Earthquakes comes at a crucial time for Chicago Fire, as the club had been struggling to make their presence felt in the away matches. However, the club has been able to recover the form at the Toyota Park. Even though just one of the three matches is on the road, Chicago would ideally need nine points from the remaining three MLS matches in order to be sure of a top two place. Nemanja Nikolic is now the joint top scorer in the MLS along with Diego Valeri of Portland, as he has now scored 20 league goals.

Chicago Fire Team News

Jorge Bava (elbow), Christian Dean (foot), Juninho (knee), Bastian Schweinsteiger (thigh), Daniel Johnson (ligament), John Goossens (ankle), and Patrick Doody (hamstring) are the players still on the sidelines for Chicago Fire.

New York City FC Preview

New York City were finally able to end a poor run of form that was threatening to put the club out of the top two places at the worst possible time. After having been challenging for the top of the Eastern conference for most of the season, New York City find themselves under pressure from Atlanta United and Chicago Fire in the closing stages of the regular campaign. One of the crucial elements that has led to this downfall has been the absence of the David Villa from the scorers list. Since the last international break, the Spaniard has struggled for form and fitness. He is the club’s top scorer with 19 league goals.

New York City FC Team News

Miguel Camargo (hip), Mikey Lopez (foot), and Maxime Chanot (hernia) are the players unavailable for New York City.

Chicago Fire Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

New York City FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chicago Fire vs New York City FC Sidelined Players

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