Chicago Fire vs Sporting KC
USA – MLS
Date: Saturday, 10 March 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK
Venue: Toyota Park (Bridgeview).
Chicago Fire are about to kick of their 2018 MLS campaign on Saturday evening he they host Sporting KC at Toyota Park. The visitors have already been in action last weekend, and it did not go very well for them given that New York City took the spoils at Children’s Mercy Park 0-2 six days ago.
Gerso Fernandes, who was one of the key figures in Peter Vermes’ squad last year, was awarded only half an hour on the pitch in the second half as Chilean striker Rubio Costner got the chance to play from the first minute. The Wizards have featured the playoffs last year after coming fifth on the West at the end of the regular season, but only to be stopped in the first game losing 1-0 away at Houston Dynamo.
Overall, Vermes’ side struggled a lot to get results on the road where they’ve only won two matches in the entire campaign. Knowing that Chicago Fire are generally pretty tough to break in their own backyard (last term’s home record was 12-3-2), we have to find the value in backing the hosts to get the spoils at the odds of 2.05 here.
Chicago Fire vs Sporting KC: Head-to-head
Chicago lead the head to head tie by five wins and they he been particularly impressive in home matches against Sporting KC.
The Fire have won 14, drawn 2 and lost only 4 of 20 H2H meetings with the Wizards at Toyota Park.
Chicago have won each of last three home encounters with Kansas.
Chicago Fire vs Sporting KC: Prediction
Veljko Paunovic has managed to get hold of last term’s league’s top scorer Nemanja Nikolic who will no doubts be the main threat to Sporting’s goal here.
You can back the Polish striker to find the back of the net in the first game of the season for the Fire at the odds of 2.10.
Alternatively, we’ll back the hosts to grab a three pointer at the start at the odds of 2.05.
Chicago Fire vs Sporting KC: Bet Tips
Chicago Fire to win @ 2.05
Nemanja Nikolic to score anytime @ 2.10