Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls
2018/19 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Toyota Park (Bridgeview).
New York Red Bulls have the perfect chance to close the gap at the top of Eastern Conference table when they meet a miserable Chicago Fire this Saturday.
The Red Bulls sit at second on the log and are coming on the back of 4 wins from their last 5 matches. They are without a doubt clear favorites to win the duel at Bridgeview this weekend.
The main reason for this is Chicago’s terrible form, the last round’s 2-1 loss at Salt Lake put them on 6 match losing streak.
It cannot come as a surprise that the team managed by Veljko Paunovic is sitting one spot above the bottom of the Eastern Conference table.
Four of Chicago’s six wins this season has come at home. Those 4 wins come from 12 games and this is nothing to brag about in a league where home teams often have clear advantage over their visitors.
Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Head-to-head
- The Red Bulls won 5 of the last 7 matches against Chicago Fire, drew and lost 1.
- The lone Chicago win in the period came earlier this season.
- Seven of their last 9 h2h meetings saw both teams scoring.
- Chicago are without a win in the last 4 home games against NYRB, drew and lost 2 each.
- NYRB scored at least once in 9 of their last 10 visits to the Toyota Park.
Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Prediction
This match has New York Red Bulls written all over it, since Chicago Fire are in a poor share following their sixth consecutive league defeat last week.
At the same time, we can expect a high scoring game this Saturday, with Chicago scoring in 92% of their home games and Red Bulls in 80% of their away games this season.
Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Betting Tips
NYRB to win at 1/1 (2.00)
Both teams to Score at 6/11 (1.53).