Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: SeatGeek Stadium (Chicago).
We have a very interesting clash in the highly-competitive Eastern Conference between improved Chicago Fire and the leaders, Philadelphia Union.
The Fire finally managed to end the long-running winless streak on the road by beating Houston Dynamo 1 to 0. That result has restored their confidence and they moved on to beat Montreal Impact 3-2 at home, but they couldn’t match Portland Timbers at the Providence Park in the previous round.
Philadelphia Union got their ‘mojo’ back after two consecutive 4-0 losses on the road. 5-1 win over DC United away from home and a 2-1 victory at the Talen Energy Stadium against the Houston Dynamo have solidified their position at the top of the East.
Chicago FIre vs Philadelphia Union: Head to Head
The Union are leading this H2H contest with w/d/l record of 12-8-6.
The Sunday’s guests have won last four games against The Fire.
Last meeting at the SeatGeek Stadium was an absolute classic, and Phila ended up winning that one 4-3, deep into stoppages, through David Accam, former Chicago player.
We have seen seven over 2.5 games in last ten matches between these two teams.
Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union: Prediction
Playoff hopefuls from ‘Windy City’ will look to bounce back after 3-2 loss to Timbers. Several important players have missed the trip to Portland, including Bastian Schweinsteiger and Nico Gaitan, probably because of the turf, to avoid potential injuries. They played well despite being a man down after 30′ and Nemanja Nikolic has now scored in three games in a row.
Philadelphia has second best attack in the entire league and they can hurt anyone, both home and away. They’re averaging 1.54 goals per game on the road, but also concede almost two. It won’t be an easy trip for Jum Curtin’s side, considering Fire’s recent run of form and Playoff aspirations.
I see goals in this one, on both sides.
Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.50
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53.