Chicago Fire vs Vancouver Whitecaps Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Chicago Fire vs Vancouver Whitecaps Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Chicago Fire extended their brilliant form with a 4-0 thrashing of Orlando City. David Accam opened the scoring with a back flick goal from close range in the 3rd minute. Four minutes later, Accam netted his second goal of the game. Nemanja Nikolic added a third goal in the 52nd minute – courtesy of an Accam assist. Accam completed his first career hat-trick in the 63rd minute via a penalty. Vancouver Whitecaps had to settle for a 2-2-draw following a comeback from Minnesota United. Cristian Techera opened the scoring from a penalty in the 17th minute before Tony Tachani made it to 2-0 just before the halftime break. Minnesota lodged their comeback in the second period with Francisco Calvo and Jerome Thiesson scoring in the 50th and 63rd minute respectively to earn the side a valuable point.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps have had the upper hand over Chicago Fire in the last four meetings after managing to win three of these games. Yet, the home team are the overwhelming favourites due to the seven-game winning run at the Toyota Park. Vancouver have only managed two wins in the last five league games, while they have managed just one win in the last five games of all competitions. I would back a Chicago Fire win.

Nemanja Nikolic continues to score at an alarming pace. He is the top scorer in the MLS with 14 league goals. He has scored at least a goal in eight out of the last 10 league games. I would back Nikolic to score anytime in the game.

Chicago Fire win – 4/6

Nemanja Nikolic to score anytime – 1/1

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

Vancouver Whitecaps saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.8

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)

Vancouver Whitecaps Form Guide

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo

Vancouver Whitecaps

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

19-07-2018

Canadian Championship

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

26-08-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

24-09-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Chicago Fire Preview

Chicago have maintained a tight grasp on league leaders Toronto, who are ahead by a solitary point. The Eastern Conference club are unbeaten in their last five outings while winning four of those. On the other hand, their home form has been even better with a 100 percent record over the past five games, scoring 15 goals and conceded just two in the process. Their goal scoring exploits sees them as the second-joint scorers with 31 while they hold the second-best defence with 17 goals conceded in as many games. Nemanja Nikolic is the leading top-scorer for Chicago with 14 goals in 17 matches.

Chicago Fire Team News

John Goossens (ankle) and Jorge Bava (elbow) are out injured, while there are no suspensions.

Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

Vancouver are currently placed just outside the playoffs positions in the Western Conference following the draw against Minnesota United. The Canadian-based club have won just two of their last five matches and this run has seen them fall to seventh in the standings. Vancouver have nil goal difference after scoring and conceding the same (21), while they hold the third-best defence in their division. Fredy Montero and Cristian Techera are the joint top-scorers for the club with five goals each.

Vancouver Whitecaps Team News

David Edgar (knee), Yordy Reyna (foot), Brett Levis (cruciate ligament), Erik Hurtado (foot), Christian Dein (foot), Nicolas Mezquida (ankle), and Kendall Waston (fractured hand) are injured, while Sheanon Williams is suspended.

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

Vancouver Whitecaps Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 Vancouver Whitecaps Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Matt Lampson - -
3 RB Brandon Vincent 180 -
4 CD Johan Kappelhof 180 70
66 CD Joao Meira 185 78
2 LB Matt Polster 183 -
19 CM Juninho 169 64
8 CM Michael de Leeuw 178 67
9 CM Luis Solignac 184 80
31 CDM Bastian Schweinsteiger 183 79
12 CDM Arturo Alvarez 175 77
23 CF Nemanja Nikolic 180 79
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Ousted 192 94
26 CD Tim Parker 188 -
8 CD Andrew Jacobson 189 84
2 RB Jordan Harvey 180 85
28 LB Jakob Nerwinski 184 -
7 RM Christian Bolanos 178 67
16 CM Tony Tchani 193 83
13 LM Cristian Techera - -
15 CM Matias Laba 174 70
20 CF Brek Shea 190 82
23 CF Bernie Ibini-Isei 187 75