Seattle Sounders vs Chicago Fire
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Century Link Field, Seattle
Even though the odds were against them, Seattle Sounders have won their second MLS title last year after beating Toronto FC in the finals. Can reigning champions have victorious start this Sunday in front of the home crowd? They will face Chicago Fire and we should see an interesting match.
Visitors have won three out of their last four-pre-season games, which is why bookies were careful, offering generous 2.00 odds on Seattle to win. Interestingly, Chicago Fire are not among the top 15 candidates to win the league this season.
Seattle Sounders vs Chicago Fire Head-to-head
Seattle Sounders have defeated Chicago Fire ten times in the past, while losing only two encounters. The average number of goals scored in all their h2h’s so far is at around 2.60 per duel.
Seattle were victorious in the only meeting last season played in Illinois. Full time result was 4-2 in their favour. Nicolas Lodeiro was the man of the match with one goal and one assist. This will be his 5th MLS season as Seattle’s member.
Seattle Sounders vs Chicago Fire Prediction
Unlike the majority of other MLS teams, Seattle didn’t invest a lot of time to play pre-season games. As the matter of fact, they played only one against Sacramento Republic, winning it convincingly 6-2. Their first match in Concacaf Champions League against Olimpia ended without winner 2-2 FT.
Sounders have absurdly high win rate against Chicago Fire when playing in front of the home crowd. Also, Chicago have lost ten out of seventeen away matches played in the last season. We fancy the home win pick at 2.00 as the primary choice.
Goals definitely should be part of this match. Over 2.5 FT is going to be our secondary suggestion.
Seattle Sounders vs Chicago Fire Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.00
Over 2.5 goals Full Time @ 1.66 odd.