Columbus Crew return from their last defeat against Orlando City, to face Chicago Fire at home. The Crew were unlucky to end the game 1 goal short after scoring 3 goals against Orlando City, while Conceding 4. Columbus Crew are looking to bounce back to winning ways.
Chicago Fire are yet to win a single game post- leagues cup. They played a goalless draw against CF Montreal in their last match and a win is very much needed by this team.Grab Your Signup Bonus
The Crew have failed to maintain a winning form lately as they have suffered 2 defeats in 5 matches. In those 5 matches, they won 3 matches against FC Cincinnati, Toronto FC and CF Montreal, then they lost against Houston Dynamo and Orlando City SC.
Their most recent match was against Orlando City and they lost 4-3. Julian Gressel gave Columbus Crew a first half lead after scoring in the 16th minute. And in the 48th minute Martin Ojeda drew Orlando City level, but Columbus Crew scored 2 more goals in the 56th and 68th minutes through Diego Rossi and Cucho Hernandez. But Orlando City got back in their groove, with Facundo Torres and Ramiro Enrique both scoring 3 extra goals in the 73rd, 86th and 97th minutes.
Columbus Crew are considered a very strong side at home. According to results, they are unbeaten in the last 9 home league games.
- Columbus Crew are without a clean sheet in 3 matches.
- 7/9 matches ended with more than 2.5 goals
- Columbus Crew scored first in 4/5 matches.
- Columbus Crew won the first half in 4/5 matches.
Chicago Fire are considered underdogs coming into this game. They are in very poor form at the moment and the home teams' form on this ground has been very good for some time.
Chicago Fire are winless in their last 5 league games. They lost 4 of those 5 games against Orlando City, LA Galaxy, Vancouver Whitecaps and DC United. They only managed to play a draw with CF Montreal last time out.
In the game against CF Montreal, they had 48% possession, 4 shots on target and 2 corner kicks.
They have also won only 1 of their last 5 away league games, losing 3 and drawing 1.
- Chicago Fire are winless in 7 matches.
- Chicago Fire have failed to score in 4 matches.
- Chicago Fire conceded first in 6/8 matches.
- 5/6 matches ended with less than 10.5 corners.
Head to Head
Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire have played 20 matches against each other in the past. Columbus Crew won 8 matches, while Chicago Fire won 4 matches and 8 matches ended in a draw.
- Columbus Crew have not lost the last 4 matches.
- 5/6 matches ended with less than 10.5 corners
Expert Betting Tips
Analysis of Columbus Crew shows they have scored 57 goals and conceded 41 goals in the MLS. They scored an average of 2.0 goals per game, with a 15% conversion rate. They created an average of 2.1 chances per game and missed an average of 1.0. They also played an average of 5.2 shots on target per game and an average of 5.0 corners per game. They conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game and they kept 7 clean sheets.
Analysis of Chicago Fire shows they have scored 32 goals and conceded 42 goals in the MLS. They scored an average of 1.1 goals per game, with a 11% conversion rate. They created an average of 1.5 chances per game and missed an average of 1.0. They also played an average of 3.1 shots on target per game and an average of 3.7 corners per game. They conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game and they kept 8 clean sheets.
- 1-3 Multi Goals at 1.70 Odds
- Columbus Crew to Win First Half at 2.02 Odds
- Correct Score 2-0 at 9.00 Odds