Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2019
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview).
Chicago is winless in their last five games, and with the mighty Atlanta coming to visit, their luck might not change anytime soon. Day by day, the playoff mix is drifting away from them, and if some drastic changes are not made, this might be a season to forget for the hosts.
The only thing that gives them hope is their form at home. But the players will have to put in the shifts of the season to make that work against this set of guests.
United is targeting the pole position, and with two matches in hand over the current-topper, Philadelphia, the three-point-gap is certainly manageable. They also do have the confidence of registering a win over fellow top-tier side Montreal the last match-day, with a 2-1 scoreline.
Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atlanta won the last two matches.
- Fire conceded two or more goals in the last two ties.
- The last time these two met at this stadium, the guests registered a 1-2 win.
- Four of the last five meetings saw Atlanta failing to keep a clean sheet.
Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United Prediction
In a neutral venue, or at Atlanta’s home, there’d be no question about as to who’d win. But the home form of Fire is something to be given significant attention. They were unbeaten in 13 of their last 14 games, and are currently on a streak of seven unbeaten fixtures.
On the other hand, they are winless in seven overall match-ups and lost four of them as well. Coupled to this, Atlanta won four of their last five games, and 11 of their last 15. And importantly, this is their game in hand, and a victory could propel them to the top of the table. Taking into account these stats, the best pick is the visitors to avoid a loss.
Coming to goals, the home advantage will definitely play a factor. Also, United has conceded two or more goals in seven of their last eleven road trips. In addition, Chicago found the back of the net in four of the last five h2h encounters and in eight of their last nine overall fixtures this season.
As such, expect both teams to get their names on the scorecard.
Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.62
Double Chance: Atlanta United or Draw @ 1.80.