Chicago Fire vs San Jose Earthquakes
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 20 July 2020
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Bay Lake, Florida)
The Quakes are the topper of Group B currently. They are coming into this one with the win over the Whitecaps. In a match that produced a total of 7 goals, they managed to get all three points because of a late strike. They have created a perfect foundation for pushing for the playoffs this season even though they failed to do so last time around.
Chicago is another team that has managed to stay unbeaten so far in this group. In their only match of the season, they defeated Seattle Sounders with a final score of 2-1. They were also lucky to get a late goal in the 89th minute to pick up all points.
Chicago Fire vs San Jose Earthquakes: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Fire has three wins and two defeats in their last five meetings with this opposition.
- Both sides found the back of the net in four of those five matches across all venues.
- More than 2.5 goals were also scored in all four of those head to head matches.
Chicago Fire vs San Jose Earthquakes: Prediction
The hosts had a winning streak going on at their home ground which will not come into play as they are playing in a neutral location. In fact, Chicago has a seven-match winning run going in home matches. After a string of defeats, San Jose is also on a two-match unbeaten run this season.
We can be sure about goals in this fixture. The majority of their previous meetings were filled with goals. The fire has never failed to score in a home game since October 2018. So they are definitely a sure bet for scoring especially since the visitors are giving away goal for fun.
In seven of the last nine away games for the Quakes, the final score had more than 2.5 goals. A similar scoreline could be seen in four recent home fixtures of the hosts as well. The six previous head to head clashes also has a similar trend in goal scoring. So I am backing a high scoring game with both teams netting goals.
Chicago Fire vs San Jose Earthquakes: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).