Chicago Fire vs Colorado Rapids
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
Kick-off at 01:30 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Toyota Park (Bridgeview).
Chicago Fire kept their strong home record intact with a clean win over Seattle Sounders last Saturday. The comfortable 4-1 win was masterminded by young Hungarian striker Nemanja Nikolic, who scored twice and assisted for one. The Fire has now won 4 and drew 1 of their 5 home games in the league so far. Meanwhile, they just were able to manage 2 draws from five road games, losing the remaining three. Chicago are positioned at sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Colorado Rapids registered their first win after matchday 1 when they thrashed San Jose Earthquakes at home by a massive 3-0 margin. They lost five in a row and 6 of the previous 7. They are coming to the midweek game sitting at the foot of the Western Conference with a meager 7 points from 9 games. The season is young and the Rapids can cover quick grounds on the basis of home results alone. The Rapids lost all of their four away games so far, and failed to score in 3.
Chicago Fire vs Colorado Rapids: Head-to-head
Rapids are on a three match unbeaten run against Chicago Fire, with wins in the latest two and a draw.
However, before the latest home defeat on 2015, Chicago were unbeaten in 9 matches against the Rapids with 7 wins and 2 draws.
Chicago Fire scored at least 2 goals in 6 of the last 7 home matches against the Rapids. They lost just once when they scored more than 2 goals at home since 1998.
Chicago Fire vs Colorado Rapids: Prediction
Chicago Fire are the team on fine form here, meanwhile Colorado’s credentials remains suspective despite ending their 6 match losing streak on the weekend. Moreover, the Fire have a strong home form this season. Coupled this with their h2h home record against the Rapid, we must go for a home win.