New York City vs Chicago Fire
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 30 August 2020
Kick-off at 0:30 UK/ 1:30 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York).
The Pigeons finished last season MLS as the first out of the Eastern conference and was the second-placed side in the overall list. They reached the semifinals in the playoffs last season, but have taken a downward slope in their form for the current campaign.
It was a struggle for Chicago Fire to stay at the 8th spot in the Eastern conference previous season while they missed the playoffs being pushed to the 17th position in the overall MLS table in 2019. Having made no progress, Raphael Wicky’s boys will not push the hosts too hard in the game.
New York City vs Chicago Fire Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded five of the overall seven wins.
- Only one of their recent three fixtures saw both teams score.
- The teams have averaged 3.4 goals in their clashes since 2015.
- The host is unbeaten at home in all their six fixtures.
New York City vs Chicago Fire Prediction
New York City has shown a mixed form this season with just 2 wins out of 5 clashes. However, hosting on the back of a 1-0 win at home against Columbus Crew is likely to take the load off the home team.
After three consecutive losses, Chicago Fire will visit on the back of a 3-0 win at home against FC Cincinnati.
Even though the Pigeons are in a fix in the campaign, their h2h history suggests that the visitors will be the host’s best shot at making a comeback in the game.
That’s why we are more inclined to a home win in full-time as a suitable option for decent returns.
The visitor has been conceding heavily (11 goals) while averaging 1.0 goal at the same time. The host has scored only 3 goals so far while conceding 7 goals.
So, the tip for under 3.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters.
New York City vs Chicago Fire Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Full-time result: New York City @ 1.57 (4/7).