Chicago Fire vs Toronto FC
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 29 September 2019
Kick-off at 22:00 UK/ 23:00 CET
Venue: SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview).
Chicago is currently placed in the eighth spot, and they are trailing by four points behind the seventh-placed New England. With two more games for the regular season to culminate, Fire has no option but to record wins in these remaining ties.
They do have the home advantage to lean on this Sunday and coupled with New England taking on topper New York City, home fans will be hopeful.
Incoming Toronto could afford to rest some of their key players after an exhausting campaign, as they have already qualified for the playoffs. Still, it would be nice to keep their unbeaten run alive, and as such, there’s no margin for error for the home team.
Chicago Fire vs Toronto FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the former nine wins went to the Canadians.
- Chicago last registered an official win in 2015.
- The prior three encounters at this stadium resulted in road wins.
- The last six battles at this stadium had goals from both sides.
Chicago Fire vs Toronto FC Prediction
The Men in Red are backed into a corner, and we can expect them to put forth a ‘do-or-die’ battle. Moreover, they have the home advantage, and on top of that, their guests would be in cruise mode, owing to them already having achieved qualification.
As such, count on the hosts to post the three points on the board.
Coming to goals though, despite their qualification, Toronto still has to deal with the playoffs, and they would prefer if the momentum is kept alive. Moreover, they have lost just once in their prior 12 match-ups, and importantly, they have been the top-dog for a very long time in h2h clashes.
As such, while the expectation is for the hosts to sweat it out on the pitch for a win, but miss out on a clean sheet.
Chicago Fire vs Toronto FC Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 4/5 (1.80)
Chicago Fire to Win @ 3/5 (1.75)