Nashville vs Chicago Fire Prediction & Match Preview

Nashville SC vs Chicago Fire Predictions, Best Tips and Match Preview of the Major League Soccer match on Thursday, 9 July 2020. Kick off 3:30 am UK/ 4:30 CET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Bay Lake, Florida.

Gary Smith’s men are another team that newly joined the MLS. While there was active football in the city of Nashville even before they got an expansion bid from the league, as an MLS team they came into existence just in December 2017, and had their inaugural game just in March 2020.

Meanwhile, Raphael Wicky’s men have been a usual presence in the league, and just last year, they had missed out on the playoffs by a tiny margin.

In this shortened ‘MLS is Back’ tournament, they are included in Group A along with two minnows, as well as two heavyweights. And, it’s in their best interest to make their matches against the minnows count.

As such, expect Chicago Fire to deliver the win this Thursday.

Nashville vs Chicago Fire: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The two teams have locked horns just once so far. Then, Wicky’s men recorded a 1-3 win on the road.

Nashville vs Chicago Fire: Prediction

The last and only time these two were pitted against each other was back in February. Then, Wicky’s men were on the road, and they even conceded an early goal.

However, they managed to orchestrate an inspiring comeback. They equalized the scoreline ten minutes after conceding, and later added two more goals to make sure of the win.

As things stand, they do have the upper hand for this fixture. Not only do they have huge experience over their counterparts, but they have a 100% winning record in h2h clashes as well.

Smith’s men, who are just two-matches old in the MLS, are not equipped to take on an experienced contender of the league, and that too in a knockout fixture. By all means, expect Chicago Fire to win this upcoming encounter.

Nashville vs Chicago Fire: Betting Tips

  • Chicago Fire to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Chicago Fire @ 1.60 (3/5).