Chicago Fire vs Real Salt Lake Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Chicago Fire vs Real Salt Lake Match Prediction

By Charlotte Louise Bushell

Chicago Fire began the new campaign with a 1-1 draw against Columbus Crew. Ethan Finlay gave the home team an advantage after just 17 minutes before David Accam equalised for Chicago Fire in the 73rd minute. Real Salt Lake were also involved in a draw on opening day of the 2017 MLS season. A goalless draw with Toronto FC was a credible result for Real Salt Lake and manager Jeff Cassar. Despite coming up against an attack comprising of Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco, Real Salt Lake were able to achieve a draw. Giovinco missed a penalty in the 32nd minute.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Real Salt Lake have managed to win the last three encounters against Chicago Fire. However, the club had a disappointing away form towards the end of last season. The team could have easily opened up 2017 with a loss against Toronto had it not been for the goalkeeper Nick Rimando. Chicago Fire improved tremendously in the second half of their game against Columbus Crew. I would back a Chicago Fire win considering their superior home form.

In the ten meetings between the two teams in Chicago, there have been only 17 goals scored in total by both teams. It translates into 1.7 goals per game in total, and I would back the game to produce less than 2.5 goals.

Chicago Fire win – 10/11

Total goals under 2.5 – 21/20

 

Chicago Fire Preview

Chicago Fire had a tough start to the MLS 2017 season after being on the back foot for much of the first half against Columbus Crew. However, there was a significant improvement from the team in the second half. Chicago Fire are considered as the most improved team in the MLS. Nemanja Nikolics is one of the top signings after having cost €3 million from Legia Warszawa. Juninho is also one of the rivals, who is expected to make his debut after missing the season opener. Chicago Fire are seeking a play-off position for the first time since 2012. Dax McCarty and Joao Meira are expected to be key players for Veljko Paunovic’s side.

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Real Salt Lake Preview

Even though Real Salt Lake would be disappointed not to score in the opening match, the team can be quietly happy with keeping Toronto FC quiet throughout the 90 minutes. However, the result could have been very different had it not been for Nick Rimando’s save from a Giovinco penalty. Yura Movsisyan is the high profile transfer for the club with the 29-year-old joining Real Salt Lake for around €3 million from Spartak Moscow. The club struggled with its home form towards the end of the 2016 season. However, away form was poorer. Cassar will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the same.

Total goals under 2.5 - 21/20

 

Chicago Fire Team News

John Goossens is unavailable after a surgery on his right ankle.

Real Salt Lake Team News

Justen Glad (knee) is seen as the only player to miss out due to injury.

 

Chicago Fire saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Chicago Fire saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Real Salt Lake saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 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

1

Draw

2

Lost

7
L H

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-08-2018

US Open Cup

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

24-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Real Salt Lake Form Guide

Real Salt Lake Team Logo

Real Salt Lake

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D H

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

26-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 6 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Chicago Fire Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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

Real Salt Lake Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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

Chicago Fire vs Real Salt Lake Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jorge Rodrigo Bava 194 92
4 CD Johan Kappelhof 180 70
5 LB Michael Harrington 183 77
3 RB Brandon Vincent 180 -
66 CD Joao Meira 185 78
6 CM Dax McCarty 175 66
19 CM Juninho 169 64
11 RM David Accam 174 66
8 AM Michael de Leeuw 178 67
12 LM Arturo Alvarez 175 77
23 CF Nemanja Nikolic 180 79
No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Nick Rimando 175 92
2 LB Tony Beltran 172 75
4 CD David Horst 193 95
16 RB Chris Wingert 177 78
6 CD Justin Schmidt 185 -
5 CDM Kyle Beckerman 177 83
8 CDM Sunny 182 78
20 CM Luis Silva 180 75
70 CM Jordan Allen 180 73
11 CM Albert Rusnak 180 65
14 CF Yura Movsisyan 182 90