Montreal Impact vs Chicago Fire
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Saputo Stadium (Montreal).
Rémi Garde’s side will be hosting Chicago Fire in this weekend’s return leg fixture at the Saputo stadium.
Montreal will be coming into this game amid worries of deteriorating performance. They remain winless in their last four league games. In the latest Eastern Conference standings, they are in the 6 position with 30 points having played 25 games.
Their game last weekend against Real Salt Lake was a dramatic face-off. Despite conceding an early goal from the penalty spot, Montreal had a comeback at the 55th minute through a classic shot from Jukka Raitala.
Most notably, they hosts have been able to find the net of their opponents at home regardless of playing 4 consecutive home matches without a win.
Chicago Fire is trailing in the tenth position of the eastern conference standings. They happen to be unfortunate to lose their last 7 league matches. Additionally, they are unable to come out of their last five away fixtures with a point despite finding the net of some opponents.
For instance, they were thrashed by Real Salt Lake in their last away match that ended 2-1. Their away performance is good enough and thus a win in this match may not be easy.
Montreal Impact vs Chicago Fire: Head-to-head
- The latest h2h encounter between these two sides was in June this year. Chicago Fire was lucky to scoop the three points with a 1-0 win.
- The last two consecutive matches have ended an under 2.5 goals.
- Chicago Fire has won 3 matches in their last 5 h2h meetings, and Montreal once.
Montreal Impact vs Chicago Fire Prediction
The home team will definitely put up a show in this match. Currently, their home form is not that bad since they are undefeated in their last two matches. However, they will need to up their game if they want to scoop something from this fixture.
With their current form, Chicago fire will be striving to settle for a draw or better still, a win. In my view, they will want to go into the record for remaining undefeated by the home team even in the return leg match.
Montreal Impact vs Chicago Fire Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 13/10 (2.30)
Chicago draw no bet @ 11/5 (3.20).