FC Dallas vs Chicago Fire:
MLS Regular Season,
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Kick-off: 2:00 UK Time
Venue: Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas).
FC Dallas will be hopeful of extending their lead at the top of MLS Western Conference table when they host Chicago fire fire this weekend at Toyota Stadium.
FC Dallas were unfortunate on Thursday as their 4-game unbeaten run in all competition was halted by Seattle Sounders in a 5-0 defeat, Figueroa was sent off after a heavy in the penalty box which led to Dallas being down to ten men after just 4 minutes of the game giving their opponents the chance to brutalise them.
FC Dallas are still top of the table with 37 points from 21 league games, they are just 3 points above Colorado Rapids in the 2nd position, they hope for a win this game to keep their lead.
Chicago Fire will enter this game from a 1-0 home victory over Sporting Kansas City, they have been having a fluctuating form this season but their recent games have been better with three wins in their last four games. They are 9th in the Eastern conference table with 17 points same point as the bottom placed Columbus Crew, they hope for a win in this game to keep their new found form going.
- FC Dallas have made their home a fortress, they are unbeaten in their last 17 MLS home games.
- FC Dallas have scored at least 2 goals in 15 of their last 17 home MLS games.
- Chicago Fire are without a win in their last 25 MLS away games
FC Dallas: Team News
Except for Zach Loyd who is injured, FC Dallas are in full potential.
FC Dallas: Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)
Seitz – Figueroa, Zimmermann, Loyd, Harris – Ulloa, Gruezo – Castillo, Diaz, Barrios – Urruti
Chicago Fire: Team News
Matt Poster is suspended while Collins Fernandez and Arturo Alvarez are doubts for the game.
Chicago Fire: Predicted Line up (4-4-2)
Lampson – Ramos, Campbell, Kappelhof, Harrington – Alavarez, Stephens, Cocis, Igboananike – Goosens, Gilberto.
FC Dallas vs Chicago Fire: Head-to-Head stats
- FC Dallas have won 17 of their previous 31 meetings while Chicago have won 10.
- Chicago Fire have dominated their last four meetings, winning the four and have kept clean sheets in the last two
- FC Dallas have lost just two games at home against C. fire, they have won 10 and drawn 2.
FC Dallas vs Chicago Fire: Prediction
Dallas are the favourite in this fixture with their good run of form in the league this season and their good home form too, though Chicago fire have woken up of late, but i don’t see them winning this one as they are bad on the road.
I expect the home team to win this one with a 2-1 score line.
1. FC Dallas win
2. Over 2.5 goals
3. Both teams to score