Portland Timbers vs Chicago Fire
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 6th July 2017
Kick off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: Providence Park.
Chicago Fire’s impressive run is about to face a serious test on Wednesday evening when the current eastern Conference leaders travel to Oregon for the meeting with third-placed Portland Timbers.
The hosts will be super motivated to finally snatch a victory after staying winless in last five outings in all competitions.
The main problems for Caleb Porter and his men pop out at the back because the Timbers allowed at least two goals in four consecutive fixtures prior to holding the Western Conference leaders Sporting KC to a 1-1 draw last weekend.
It will be very interesting to see how Portland’s attacking line (which has been quite impressive so far in the season) will react to the best defense in the league.
The Fire allowed only a single goal in last five games and they won eight and drew one of their last nine MLS outings.
Nemanja Nikolic and David Accam have been doing a phenomenal job on the other side of the pitch having already combined the total of 26 goals so far in the season.
Portland Timbers vs Chicago Fire: Head to head
The head to head stats completely favour Timbers who are yet to suffer their first defeat to Chicago.
The hosts have four wins in seven clashes with the Fire who managed to avoid a defeat in the last term of MLS when they held the Timbers to a 1-1 draw at Toyota Park.
Portland Timbers vs Chicago Fire: Prediction
This will be the ultimate opportunity for the visitors to break the horrendous record in head to head encounters with Portland.
We simply can’t ignore the massive-value 23/10 odds offered by the bookmakers on Chicago to clinch their ninth win in ten matches.
Portland Timbers vs Chicago Fire: Betting Tips
The first bet is Chicago Fire to win at the odds of 3.41 by Pinnacle.
The second bet is Nemanja Nikolic to score anytime at 2.40.