Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire: Preview and Predictions

Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire MLS Match Preview 31th May 2018 by LeagueLane

Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire 2018 Major League Soccer: Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips

Fixture: Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire
Competition: 2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018, Kick-Off at 00:30 UK
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire: Match Preview

Men in Red shocked Orlando City 1-2 on Saturday evening away from home to break the negative streak of two straight losses and return into the contest for the top-six finish in the Eastern Conference standings. Can they capitalize on such win four days later when they travel to Pennsylvania to take on table neighbours Philadelphia Union who are just a single point ahead.

Nevertheless, backing up the weekend’s win will be quite a serious challenge for the team led by Veljko Paunovic. The U are on a good run of form with seven points from past three league ties and they’ll head into this in high spirits after keeping New York RB to a goalless draw on the road in the previous round.

Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire: Head-to-head

  • Teams have eight wins each ahead of their 23rd head to head encounter.
  • They met each other in the pre-season back in February when no goals were seen at Toyota Park.
  • When it comes to league matches, each of last five saw home teams snatching wins.
  • Three or more goals were seen in each of last four H2H affairs in the league.

Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire: Prediction

Jim Curtin has reasons to be satisfied with his club’s defensive showings of late. The U’s conceded just one goal in last three league ties and they’ll definitely be a tough nut to crack for Chicago here. Men in red do have one of the deadliest attacking lines in the league, though, led by Nemanja Nikollic who notched six goals so far in the season in spite of his team’s shaky form.

The visitors will have huge troubles keeping things tight at the back here, especially if we know that Phila notched four goals in the trashing of Real Salt Lake in the previous match in their backyard. We’ll thus shoot for the home win at the 1.53 odds, while you can alternatively back Phila to score two or more goals at the same odds.

Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire: Bet Tips

  • Philadelphia Union to win @ 1.53
  • Philadelphia Union Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.53.

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