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Match Info: Orlando City vs Chicago Fire/ Major League Soccer / Date: Monday, 5th June 2017.
Orlando City clawed back from a turbulent patch with a 2-0 home win against DC United on the mid-week. They looked solid like they used to be at the start of the season when they won 6 of their first 7 matches.
There was a tremendous dip in form when they went on a barren patch in May failing to win any of their 6 matches during the month. They lost 4 and drew 2 during the period which pushed them down to fourth in the Eastern Conference table.
At home, Orlando have a solid record this season. Their 8 matches here saw 6 wins and 1 draw, while losing in one. They are joint best home team in the conference, with the other team being none other than Chicago Fire.
Chicago Fire are in an emphatic run and they pulled off their fourth win on the bounce with a hard fought 2-1 victory over FC Dallas. They are now unbeaten in 5 MLS games with the latter being a draw. Chicago are positioned at third in the Eastern Conference with a point lead over their Sunday’s opposition team Orlando City.
Away from home, the Fire has struggled to get wins. They just registered their first away win of the season in the most recent trip to DC by a narrow 1-0 margin. They lost 3 and drew 2 from the previous 5.
Orlando City vs Chicago Fire: Head-to-head
Orlando are unbeaten in the last four meetings with Chicago Fire. However, there is only one win in the series with three matches seeing stalemates.
The home home matches between the two at the Camping World Stadium so far ended in a similar 1-1 draw.
The overall record in MLS after 6 matches is 2 wins for Orlando as against 1 for Chicago with 3 matches seeing draws.
Orlando City vs Chicago Fire: Prediction
This is easily a match between one of the best home teams in the league versus the worst away side. Therefore, Orlando is prime favorites to win here.
Meanwhile, Chicago are coming on the back of some good scoring home. They have scored in every MLS game this season expect one. So there is a better chance for this match to see both teams scoring and a minimum of 3 goals.