Chicago Fire vs Seattle Sounders FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Chicago Fire vs Seattle Sounders FC Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Chicago Fire’s wait for a first league win away against LA Galaxy extended to 7 years after a 2-2 draw with Curt Onalfo’s men. Chicago Fire took the lead following an early penalty from David Accam. The club’s top scorer Nemanja Nikolic doubled the advantage just three minutes later. LA Galaxy, though, came back in the second half through set piece goals from Daniel Steres and Giovanni Dos Santos. Seattle Sounders suffered a first home defeat of the campaign after a 1-0 loss against Toronto. Jozy Altidore scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Seattle Sounders have an impeccable record against Chicago Fire after suffering just one defeat at the hands of this opposition in MLS history. Last season, Chicago Fire finally managed to secure a first victory over Seattle. Veljko Paunovic’s team come into the game with an impressive home form after managing three wins and a draw in the four games. Even though Seattle did manage their first away win of the season against LA Galaxy, they have been unable to build upon that result. I would back Chicago Fire for a win. Nemanja Nikolic has failed to score only once in the last five matches. He is the Chicago Fire’s top scorer with six league goals. He comes up against a Seattle Sounders team with just two clean sheets in the nine games. I would back Nemanja Nikolic to score anytime.

Chicago Fire win – 23/20

Nemanja Nikolic to score anytime – 6/5

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 Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders FC saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Seattle Sounders FC saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Chicago Fire

AVG Goals

1.3

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)

Seattle Sounders FC Form Guide

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo

Seattle Sounders FC

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W A

26-07-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-08-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

27-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

20-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-09-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Chicago Fire Preview

Chicago Fire are winless in the last three matches, but they came ever so close to securing an unlikely victory over LA Galaxy. Losing the two-goal lead will lend the feeling of a defeat to this stalemate. The club remain winless in the five away matches. Home form remains their biggest strength after managing three wins and a draw from the opening four matches. Bastian Schweinsteiger’s addition has been beneficial to the team going forward, and Nemanja Nikolic is now the top scorer with six league goals.

Chicago Fire Team News

Matt Polster (hip), Patrick Doody (ill), and John Goossens (ankle) are the players unavailable for Chicago Fire.

Seattle Sounders FC Preview

Seattle Sounders’ disappointing start to the campaign extended with the team now having taken just one win in the last five matches. The defending MLS Cup champions sit outside the play-offs with a lot of pressure piling up on manager Brian Schmetzer. The 3-0 win over LA Galaxy seemed to bring out the best from the team. However, they have been unable to build on this result. The blank against Toronto saw the club fail to score for only the second time this season. Clint Dempsey, Nicolas Lodeiro, and Will Bruin have all scored three goals each.

Seattle Sounders FC Team News

Oneil Fisher (muscle), Chad Marshall (back), Aaron Kovar (groin), and Nouhou Tolo (shoulder) are the players unavailable for Seattle Sounders.

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

Seattle Sounders FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 Seattle Sounders FC Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Matt Lampson - -
18 LB Drew Conner 180 -
4 CD Johan Kappelhof 180 70
66 CD Joao Meira 185 78
3 RB Brandon Vincent 180 -
11 CM David Accam 174 66
8 CM Michael de Leeuw 178 67
31 CDM Bastian Schweinsteiger 183 79
6 CDM Dax McCarty 175 66
9 CM Luis Solignac 184 80
23 CF Nemanja Nikolic 180 79
No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Stefan Frei 190 88
33 RB Joevin Jones 175 -
15 CD Tony Alfaro - -
14 CD Chad Marshall 190 86
7 LB Cristian Roldan - -
4 CM Gustav Svensson 183 82
2 RM Clint Dempsey 185 84
6 CM Osvaldo Alonso 180 75
19 LM Harrison Shipp - -
13 CF Jordan Morris 180 -
10 CF Nicolas Lodeiro 170 69