Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Chicago Fire Over 1.5 Team Goals
Chicago Fire 3-1
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Reason For Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union Betting Tips
Chicago Fire stunned the MLS last season with their shock charge to the top of the table. Eventually they dropped off and couldn’t manage to extend their title challenge, and this season has seen them slip further off the pace.
They still sit in 7th position in the Eastern Conference and are only a point off the playoffs though, which is a huge improvement on their 2015 and 2016 seasons where they finished rock bottom of the table.
Recently Chicago Fire have seen some improvement too. They lost 3-2 away to Vancouver Whitecaps at the weekend, but prior to that they were unbeaten in seven competitive games and had started to recover from a poor spell of form. As always, their form at Toyota Park is far superior to their results on the road too.
They have won three of their last five MLS games on home soil, and they’re facing a Philadelphia Union side coming into the game on the back of two consecutive defeats in the league. They were beaten at home against Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta United on Saturday night, and that came after a 4-1 thrashing away to Los Angeles FC.
They are still only two points behind their opponents though, and they have a game in hand to boot. This game in hand could lift them into the playoff spots, but just like Chicago Fire they do tend to have major issues on their travels.
Philadelphia Union have won just one MLS game in the last 14 months away from home, and this season they have lost six of their eight games. The last two of these have seen them concede seven goals in total, and they have conceded at least two goals in five of these eight games this season. Meanwhile, Chicago Fire have scored at least two in five of their ten home games and in three of their last four.
Here we have a side who are historically very good at home against a side who have struggled for years away from the comfort of their own stadium, so backing Chicago Fire Over 1.5 Teams Goals looks a great choice alongside a 3-1 correct score predictions.
Chicago Fire Predicted Lineup: Sanchez, Campos, Campbell, Vincent, Corrales, McCarty, Schweinsteiger, Bronico, Katai, Colier, Nikolic
Philadelphia Union Predicted Lineup: Blake, Rosenberry, McKenzie, Trusty, Gaddic, Bedoya, Medunjanin, Pereira, Dockal, Picault, Sapong
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Head to Head
Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union have each won three, drawn one, and lost three of their last seven encounters. The home side in this fixture has won six of the last seven games and it's been almost five years since the away side took all three points.
Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union Stats
- Philadelphia Union have lost six of their eight away games this season, winning just once.
- The visitors have conceded at least two goals in five of these eight matches.
- Chicago Fire have scored two or more goals in three of their last four home games in the MLS.
Chicago Fire Team News
Goalkeeper Patrick McLain, defenders Drew Conner and Matt Polster, midfielder Djodje Mihailovic, and strikers Luis Solignac and Michael de Leeuw are all injured for the hosts.
Philadelphia Union Team News
Defender Joshua Yaro is the only injury concern for Philadelphia Union here.
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