Chicago Fire welcomes Charlotte FC to Soldier Field for another MLS clash. The last time these two teams played each other, Chicago Fire won 3-2 away from home. Charlotte FC started the match on a strong note, scoring in the 1st minute of the game. But the visitors equalized in the 21st minute and took the lead 3 minutes later. And in the dying minutes of the first 45, Karol Swiderski slotted home to ensure the hosts drew level into the break. Kacper Przybylko gave the visitors the lead in the 52nd minute but this time the hosts failed to find the back of the net and were condemned to a defeat on home soil. The hosts managed to dominate the possession but it was the visitors who registered more shots on target.
Chicago Fire are currently ranked 12th on the Eastern Conference table with 35 points and Charlotte FC are 11th with the same point. A win here is therefore crucial for both sides if one must climb further high the table.Grab Your Signup Bonus!
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Chicago Fire are among the poorest teams in the conference this season. In their last 5 games, they only managed a single win. Their last match ended in a 3-2 defeat against CF Montreal. CF Montreal proved too strong for Chicago Fire as they scored all 3 goals in the first half. Kei Kamara slotted in his first goal of the game in the 21st minute and followed with a brace only 8 minutes later. Even though Xherdan Shaqiri managed to pull one back for Chicago Fire in the 39th minute, that did not stop the opposition from restoring the 2 goal cushion in the 44th minute through Zachary Brault Guillard’s goal. In 5/6 matches, Chicago Fire have seen less than 10.5 corners played.
Jairo Torres, Stanislav Ivanov, Kacper Przybylko, Gastón Giménez and Wyatt Omsberg are all sidelined due to injury.
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Charlotte FC are also among the poorest teams but they enter this match worse than the opposition. They managed 2 wins in their last 5 games. Their last match ended in a narrow 1-0 win against New York City FC. The only goal of the game came in the 5th minute after Daniel Rios’ shot beat the goalkeeper. The first half was pretty quiet after that until the 55th minute when Christian Fuchs was shown a red card by VAR decision. Although Charlotte FC won the match, it was the visitors who dominated the possessions with 52% compared to Charlotte’s 48%. In 4/5 matches, Charlotte FC have played less than 10.5 corners.
Christian Fuchs is unavailable after picking up a straight red card while Adam Armour and Vinicius Mello are injured.
Head to Head
Chicago Fire and Charlotte FC have played just 1 match against each other and Chicago Fire won that match 3-2.
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams are fighting for their lives, so this clash is important to both teams. Charlotte FC are coming into this after a win, i expect them to follow it up with another win against a Chicago side that can’t defend.
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- Bet on Both Teams to Score No at 2 Odds
- Bet on Correct Score 0-1 at 12 Odds