Sporting Kansas City vs Chicago Fire
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 01:30 UK/ 02:30 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City).
Chicago is high on confidence after the huge win they recorded over Atlanta the last day. At home, the team put five past the mighty United, and all five came in the first half itself. Fire was struggling to find footing in the table, and if they are able to keep this momentum going, a playoff spot, which is just one point away, is a realistic target.
Especially since the opponent being Sporting Kansas, the bottom-most in the West, Chicago fans will be hoping for a victory. The former could record just a single win from the last five match-days, and even their home advantage has not counted to much.
They have let in 20 goals from their nine appearances in front of the home crowd, and the only fact giving them hope is Chicago’s terrible form on the road.
Sporting Kansas City vs Chicago Fire Head-to-head (h2h)
- Kansas won four of the last five matches.
- Chicago conceded three or more goals in the last two games.
- The last Chicago won at this venue was back in 2012.
- Sporting won the last three games at this venue.
Sporting Kansas City vs Chicago Fire Prediction
Chicago is winless in their last ten games on the road, and in 23 of their last 25 as well. Despite Sporting’s recent troubles, the fact that Fire is the worst away team in their conference gives the upper hand to the former.
Moreover, Kansas was unbeaten in 15 of their last 20 at home and scored two or more goals in 11 of their last 15 appearances in front of the home crowd. Importantly, they won four of the last five meetings against this opponent. They also scored three or more goals in the last two such encounters.
At this venue, Sporting won the last three face-to-face clashes, and have been unbeaten here in the last seven years.
In addition, Chicago conceded two or more goals in 18 of their last 24 road trips, and their win against Atlanta had a huge asterisk next to it – United played the majority of the tie with a fewer player, due to a sending off.
Count on the hosts to make full use of this tie, and put some much-needed points on the board, against this side, famous for struggling on the road.
Sporting Kansas City vs Chicago Fire Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Sporting Kansas City @ 1.50 (1/2)
Sporting Kansas to Score the First Goal @ 1.60 (3/5).