Stadium: Soldier Field (Chicago).
The next opponent for the Los Angeles Galaxy will be Chicago Fire. Both teams are among the top-7, although they play in different conferences, and Chicago Fire is a slight favorite as the home team.Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
After two straight wins over Sporting and D.C. United, Chicago Fire drew with Dallas 0:0 and Orlando City 0:1. Not only is it unfortunate that the home team scored just one point in those two games, but the fact that Fire could not even score one goal. Despite weak results, Chicago holds on to the top-7 in the Eastern Conference, ranking sixth with nine points. Chicago's home stats are seventh in the conference, winning, with two draws and a 3:1 goal difference. What is striking is how under the hosts are.
The Galaxy still lack stability. In their previous five games, this team has three wins and two losses to Orlando City and Seattle. However, most teams in both conferences are unstable and, for that reason, the Galaxy are second in the West standings, just one point behind Los Angeles FC. In April the Galaxy played two games and won both, first against Portland Timbers 3:1, then against Los Angeles. Let's note not bad away statistics of Galaxy, namely, two victories in three games and six shots, i.e. two goals per meeting on the average.
Expert Betting Tips
The Galaxy has historically performed well in Chicago, so for that alone, the bookmakers could put an even line on the upcoming meeting. But the Fire is quoted as the favorite, even though they have not scored once in the last two games, earning only one point. The Galaxy has won twice, including a victory over their biggest rival, Los Angeles. The away statistics of the Galaxy are decent. We believe that the visiting team in the pair is underestimated.
If Chicago wins, the Galaxy will be the leader of the Western Conference for almost a day, and maybe even longer, overtaking their arch friends from Los Angeles FC. As we can see, the motivation of the visiting team is high.
Chicago Fire has not scored in their last two games. Obviously, the hosts have problems with the results and will try to take advantage of that. By the way, they won their last official game in Chicago 1:0. We will not be surprised if LA will repeat this success early Sunday morning.