Vancouver Whitecaps vs Chicago Fire: Preview and Prediction

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Chicago Fire MLS 8 July 2018 by LeagueLane

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Chicago Fire
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 8 July 2018
Kick-Off at 03:30 UK
Venue: BC Place Stadium (Vancouver)

Chicago Fire travel to Vancouver on the back of a great 3-2 win over New York City, extending a seven-game unbeaten streak and now hoping they can build on a top 6 Eastern Conference spot with points at BC Place Stadium as well.

Men in Red have been netting many goals and we’ve seen them reach stability on the road since early June as well, beating Columbus Crew and Atlanta United as well as holding Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders to draws along the way. Vancouver Whitecaps have seen two troubled displays now behind them and will have to pick it up quick if they are to cope.

Whitecaps thus suffered a thrashing 4-0 loss at Philadelphia Union and failed to bounce back against Colorado (0-1) on Monday, which has many at BC Place Stadium worried with both Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy breathing down their necks on Western Conference table. They have also bagged just one win in last five home outings and Carl Robinson looks desperate in search for a cure for their woes.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Chicago Fire: Head-to-head

Chicago Fire have bagged a 4-0 win over the rivals in July 2017, which was the sides’ last head-to-head clash.

Men in Red have never snatched points at this ground, with three losses on the record.

We’ve come to get used to very exciting clashes between the sides over the years.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Chicago Fire: Prediction

We will now back Chicago Fire to finally snatch at least a point at BC Place Stadium, going for a Double Chance – Draw or away win at 2.00. We have seen them in fine form recently and we do feel they’re finally ready to make their mark here.

We do feel they will have to outgun the rivals to do so, though, and we expect to see goals on both ends – as we also back a YES on Both teams to score at 1.53. We’ve seen both sides scoring and conceding on the regular and this looks like buying money for old rope at this point.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Chicago Fire: Bet Tips

  • Double Chance – Draw or Away win @ 2.00
  • Both teams to score YES @ 1.53.