Chicago Fire vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 2nd July 2017
Kick off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Toyota Park.
Chicago are enjoying one of the best MLS starts in their history since they hold the second position on the East with only a single point deficit to Toronto at the top of the standings after 17 rounds of the competition.
The Fire will be looking to maintain the perfect score on the home pitch where they picked up seven wins on the trot ahead of the meeting with Vancouver Whitecaps.
The atmosphere in the dressing room might, however, be shaken after a shocking US Open Cup elimination to Cincinnati after penalties on Wednesday evening.
On the other side, this might be good news for Veljko Paunovic and his men who now can entirely focus on going as far as possible in the league competition.
Nemanja Nikolic has been on a hot run of form ever since he arrived from Legia Warsaw before the start of the season. The Hungarian striker already has 14 goals by his name and he found the net in each of the previous three MLS fixtures.
Chicago won’, however, have an easy task since the Canadians have been enjoying a decent run of three consecutive matches without a defeat.
The Welsh manager Carl Robinson can especially be happy to see the improvements in his team’s attacking line which bagged six goals during the streak.
Chicago Fire vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Head to head
The Whitecaps have proved out to be a tricky opponent for Chicago who only managed to pick up the victory in a single of their seven meetings with Vancouver.
This will be the second H2H encounter between the two sides this year as Blas Perez was the hero of a 2-1 victory for the Canadians at BC Place Stadium in mid-May.
Chicago Fire vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Prediction
We simply have no other option but to back Chicago to keep their spell of excellent form and grab their eighth consecutive win at Toyota Park.
Nikolic is well worth backing as an anytime goalscorer at the evens odds.
Chicago Fire vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Betting Tips
The first bet is Chicago Fire to win the match at the odds of 1.69 with Pinnacle.
The second pick will be Nemanja Nikolic to score anytime at 2.00 at Bet365.