Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City: Preview and Prediction

Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City:
MLS Regular Season,
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Kick-off: 1:30 UK
Venue: Toyota Stadium (Illinois).

Chicago fire are still languishing in the bottom of the MLS Eastern conference table with 14 points after 16 league games, they will be hosting Sporting Kansas City on Thursday with the hope of turning back to wining ways.

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Chicago fire are coming into this game from a 1-0 away defeat at Toronto FC which made it their 8 defeat this season, they are 20th in the MLS table with 14 points. Chicago Fire are currently having a poor form, they have won just 2 of their last six games, lost 3 and drawn 1. Chicago Fire seem to have a fair form at home, they are unbeaten in their last four home games with 2 wins and 2 draws, a win or draw in this fixture will keep the unbeaten on.

Sporting Kansas City enter this game from a 2 game winning streak and 5 games unbeaten run, they were victorious against New York City FC and Columbus crew in their last 2 games, they are 5th in the MLS Western conference table with 28 points. Sporting Kansas are bad on the road, currently they are without a win in their last 7 away games as they have drawn 3 and lost 4. They have picked up only 9 points from their 9 away games so far this season.

Chicago Fire: Predicted Line Up (4-4-2)

Lampson – Harrington, Kappelhof, Campbell, Ramos – Igboananike, Cocis. stephens, Polster – Goosens, Gilberto.

Sporting Kansas City: Predicted Line up (4-3-3)

Melia – Dia, Besler, Opara, Adul Salaam – Espinosa, Olum, Felhaber – Hallisey, Dwyer, Zusi.

Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City: Head-to-Head

Games between the two teams have always been tough, they have both played 42 games in the past and 11 of the previous games have ended in draw. While Chicago have won 18 and lost 13 to Kansas City. Kansas City were victorious in their last 2 meetings and they also kept clean sheets in the last 2 ties.

Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City: Prediction

This game will be a tough one with no clear favourites, the game could go either way, though Kansas City have a good form in their recent games, their away form is nothing to write home about. Chicago on their own part have a fluctuating form generally though their home form is fair but can’t be a boasting point.

I think the game will see at least 2 goals and may be 3 considering that Kansas City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 games and their last 3 games have seen at least 3 goals.

Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas: Tips

  1. Over 1.5 goals.
  2. Over 2.5 goals(risky).
  3. Sporting Kansas win.