New York City vs Chicago Fire
Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK / 01:00 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York City).
New York lost ground on their city rivals New York RB and Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta United in the battle for the automatic promotion to the final series. They are nine points shy of the Bulls after a streak of six consecutive league games without a win. Can the Pigeons bring it to an end on Wednesday evening when they host Chicago Fire at Yankee Stadium?
The visitors had a dismal campaign in this term of the competition. They are currently second from bottom on the East which is a massive downfall from the third-place finish last season. The main problem for Veljko Paunovic and his men is the lack of meticulousness at the back. The Fire boast one of the weakest defensive records in the entire league after 29 matches. They are nowhere near the play-offs battle and basically have nothing but pride to play for in remaining six outings.
New York City vs Chicago Fire: Head-to-head
Chicago Fire came on top when the two sides met in this term of competition (3-2 at home).
Overall, New York City lead the head to head tie by a single win coming into the ninth encounter with the Fire.
Both teams scored a goal in six of last seven head to head affairs.
The Pigeons won two and drew two of four home games against Chicago Fire.
New York City vs Chicago Fire: Prediction
Interestingly, it’s the visitors who will come into the game in much higher spirits. They are unbeaten in three, with a demolishing 4-0 victory over Orlando City in the bag. They drew 2-2 away at New England Revolution on Saturday evening.
Yes, the hosts have an imperative to pick up the spoils against the opposition which has been struggling throughout the entire season. Yet, we just can’t find the value in backing the home win at the odds of 1.33 knowing that the Pigeons are winless in six subsequent games.
Backing four or more goals is a much better option at the 2.00 odds. You can also shoot for the BTTS pick at 1.66 knowing that the visitors notched six goals in last two league outings.
New York City vs Chicago Fire: Bet Tips
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6).