Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew: Preview and Prediction

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew
Major League Soccer 2016 (USA)
Date: Friday; 14th October 2016
Kick-off: 1:30 UK
Venue: Toyota Park (Bridgeview).

Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew will be meeting for the second time in 10 days and fourth time in all competitions this season when they face-off at the Toyota Park stadium on Thursday evening. The Crew SC ran easy winner by 3 goals to nil when they met at the MAPFRE Stadium on the first day of October.

None of these teams have any realistic chance of making into the play-off spot as Columbus Crew are 8th in the Eastern Conference and Chicago Fire are rock bottom. However, there is a mathematical chance for Columbus to sneak in, but if it is to happen the teams above them must loss all their remaining matches.

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew: Head-to-Head Stats

The teams met on two occasions in the MLS this season and third meeting came in the US Open Cup. Crew SC are unbeaten in the MLS meetings, with the latest 3-0 win after earning a0-0 draw at Chicago earlier this June. The US Open Cup fixture was won by Chicago in a 2-1 margin in June.

Chicago Fiore have lost only once in the 13 MLS meetings at home against Columbus Crew. However the defeat was on July 2015, which also set Chicago on a three match win-less run as two draws lie on either side of the defeat. Chicago have also failed to score in the last two home matches against Columbus Crew.

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew: Prediction

This is a clash between two sides whose season have never took off and spend most of their season in the bottom 3 of the table. Chicago are currently on a three match losing streak and haven’t won in their last 5 league games. While Columbus have slightly improved in recent weeks after managing 3 wins from their last 4. The momentum is with the visitors and with their fate already confirmed they will be under no pressure. The Crew SC look good for a win here and the odds of 2.60 look like an extremely good offer.

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew: Betting Tips

  • Columbus Crew to win at 2.60
  • Over 2.5 goals at 1.60.