Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union
Major League Soccer 2016 (USA)
Date: Sunday; 4-September-2016
Kick-off: 01:30 UK / 8:30 pm Eastern Time
Venue: Toyota Park, Illinois.
The time is running out for Chicago Fire to save their season campaign as they found themselves at the bottom of the Eastern Conference Table. A heavy defeat at DC United by a 6-2 margin marked their 12th defeat of the season. They have won only 5 games from 25 this season and the chances to finish inside the play-off zone is far and over.
Philadelphia Union have steadied the ship after starting to drop points from the middle of June. The 2-0 home win against Kansas City is their third win in four games after gone with a single win in the previous 7 games. But much of their struggles were while playing away from home. They have only won three league games on the road this season, however two of those came in their last two trips. Philadelphia are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference table with a 4 point gap from conference leaders New York City FC.
Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union: Head-to-Head
The teams have already played two times in MLS fixtures this season with the latest ending in a 4-3 home win for Philadelphia on June 2016. While Chicago Fire earned a 1-0 win at home on April 2016.
Chicago Fire are unbeaten in the last four home games against Philadelphia, with the latest two being 1-0 wins and the previous two ending in a 1-1 and 2-2 draw.
The overall head-to-head between these two sides is evenly matches after 18 games as Chicago won 6 games against Philadelphia’s 7 wins. While 5 matches end in draws.
Chicago’s home record against Philadelphia in the last 9 matches is 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses.
Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union: Prediction
Chicago Fire are on a terrible run of form in the league, but their only positive this season is the resistance at home. They home record this season is 4 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses. With a good record at home against Philadelphia, Chicago can back themselves to take at least one point from this game. But I strongly believe this match could either ways.
Philadelphia have scored 9 goals in their last four away games, while Chicago have failed to score at home only once this season. So my preferred bet is both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score at 8/13 (1.61)
Over 2.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75).