Columbus Crew - Chicago Fire predictions and free betting tips [20/09/2023]
On 21st September, a football match will take place at the Lower.com Field stadium in Columbus between Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire. This match is part of the USA MLS tournament. The match referee will be Ismir Pekmic from the USA. My bet is on a confident victory for the home side.
Columbus Crew last faced Orlando City. The match took place on 17th September and the game ended with a 4:3 victory for Orlando. Columbus is currently 5th in the MLS Eastern Conference this season. The team has played 28 matches, out of which they won 13, lost 9, and drew 6. Their goal balance stands at 57 goals scored and 41 conceded. From the matches played, the team has amassed 45 points. Their form in the last 5 matches: 3 wins and 2 losses. Orlando City, on the other hand, is 2nd in the league table. The team has also played 28 matches, winning 14 and losing 6. Orlando has accumulated 50 points from their matches.
Chicago Fire played their last match against the Montreal Impact on September 17. The match ended in a 0:0 draw. Chicago Fire is currently 10th in the MLS Eastern Conference. In the 2023 season, they have played 28 matches, out of which they won 8, lost 11, and drew 9. Their total goal tally stands at 32 goals scored and 42 conceded. At present, the team has amassed 33 points. The team's form in the last 5 matches: 2 losses and 3 draws. Montreal Impact currently sits at the 8th position in the league table. They have played 28 matches, winning 11 and losing 14. The total number of points they have accumulated is 36.
Analysing the data from the personal meetings between the teams, it can be noted that their matches in recent years usually end with a minimal gap in the score or a draw. However, the home side is clearly better in this current championship, and Chicago Fire hasn't been winning recently. Therefore, I am placing my stake on the handicap for Columbus Crew (-1).