Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Mapfre Stadium

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Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Columbus Crew are now winless in the last three league matches after suffering a 2-1 loss against San Jose Earthquakes. After creating several opportunities in the early exchanges, Marco Urena came up with the opening goal in the 42nd minute. The lead was quickly doubled after the break through Chris Wondolowski. Former Quakes Adam Jahn pulled one back in the 76th minute, but San Jose held on for a victory. Chicago Fire were able to return to winning ways with a 4-1 win over New England Revolution. Kei Kamara scored either side of goals from Matt Polster and Juninho to set up a nervous second-half for the home team. However, goals from Michael de Leeuw and Luis Solignac secured an impressive win for Chicago.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

An away game is one of the big challenges for Chicago Fire at this moment. The club has managed just two away wins this season. They have also failed to win their last six away games against Columbus Crew. On the other hand, Columbus Crew have won four of the last six home matches against this opponent. I would go with a surprise Columbus Crew win. David Accam has scored five goals in seven appearances against Columbus Crew. He has also scored in the last two away matches for Chicago Fire. I would go with Accam to score anytime in the game.

Columbus Crew win – 21/20

David Accam to score anytime – 15/8

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

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 Columbus Crew

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Columbus Crew Form Guide

Columbus Crew Team Logo

Columbus Crew

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

01-10-2017

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

27-10-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Atlanta United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Chicago Fire Form Guide

Chicago Fire Team Logo

Chicago Fire

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L H

27-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

03-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-09-2017

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

01-10-2017

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

26-10-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

Columbus Crew Preview

Manager Gregg Berhalter will be delighted to see his team return to the MAPFRE stadium after three consecutive away matches. It is clear that games on the road provide major hiccups to the team, as Columbus have been able to achieve just three wins in the 13 away games. The record improves substantially with regard to home games, as Columbus Crew have picked up seven wins in 11 matches at the MAPFRE stadium. Berhalter is likely to remind his players about the possibility of dropping out of the top six, as Columbus Crew only have a two-point advantage over Orlando City. Ola Kamara is the top scorer at the club with 11 league goals.

Columbus Crew Team News

Gaston Sauro (knee), Ben Swanson (ankle), Niko Hansen (groin), and Federico Higuain (knee) are the players unavailable for Columbus Crew.

Chicago Fire Preview

A return to home comforts immediately witnessed a huge difference in performance levels of the Chicago Fire team. The club went winless in the last three games before achieving the comfortable victory over New England Revolution. However, the away blues remain for the team, and the Fire will be on the road for the next two league matches. Chicago Fire have picked up just one away win five, while they have managed an incredible nine consecutive wins at the Toyota Park. Nemanja Nikolic is the top scorer at the club, but he has not scored in his last four league appearances.

Chicago Fire Team News

Jorge Bava (elbow) and John Goossens (ankle) are the players unavailable for action at Chicago Fire.

Columbus Crew Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire Sidelined Players

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