Discover key betting insights for the Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew matchup in the MLS. Access the latest stats, expert tips, and the most favorable odds to make informed decisions.
The Chicago Fire, determined to break their five-game winless streak, take on the Columbus Crew at Soldier Field this Sunday.
Sitting seven points behind the Columbus Crew, who are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference with 24 points from 16 matches, the Fire are hungry for a victory. Their last meeting in 2022 at Lower.com Field ended in a 0-0 draw, so both teams are sure to bring their A-game to the field in this highly anticipated matchup.
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Chicago Fire FC Form
It is neither good nor disastrous for Chicago Fire FC with just two points from their last three matches. They first drew 3-3 against New England Revolution, followed by another draw. This time 0-0 against Toronto FC, before going down in a 1-0 defeat against FC Cincinnati. The hosts only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent Major League Soccer matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew four and lost zero, as they scored nine and conceded seven goals.
Columbus Crew Form
Columbus Crew won twice in their last three matches, but began by losing 3-1 against Nashville SC, before beating Colorado Rapids 3-2. Another win followed, this time by 4-2 against Charlotte FC. The Crew only have one paltry win to show from the last six away games in Major League Soccer. In these six matches, they drew one and lost four as well as being outscored by ten goals to seven.
Chicago Fire FC vs Columbus Crew Stats
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Chicago Fire FC and Columbus Crew. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Chicago Fire FC have not lost the last 11 home matches in a row
- In 10 of the last 12 Chicago Fire FC matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Chicago Fire FC have scored in 12 of the last 13 home matches
- In 5 of the last 7 home matches Chicago Fire FC played, both teams scored
- In 5 of the last 7 Chicago Fire FC home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Columbus Crew have scored in 23 of the last 25 matches
- Columbus Crew have conceded in 20 of the last 22 away matches
- Columbus Crew have not won 14 of the last 16 away matches
- Columbus Crew have scored in 16 of the last 18 away matches
- In 7 of the last 9 matches Columbus Crew played, both teams scored
Chicago Fire FC vs Columbus Crew – In-form players
If you’re on the hunt for a bang-on striker in top form, look no further than Maren Haile-Selassie. This sharpshooter has nailed the target twice for Chicago Fire FC in Major League Soccer, and he’s not done yet. Meanwhile, Lucas Zelarayan has been on an absolute tear, with three goals in the past half-dozen matches for Columbus Crew. No doubt, these two are hungry for more, ready to add to their impressive tally and dominate the field once again.
Chicago Fire FC vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips
Despite their five-game winless streak, Chicago Fire FC are difficult to beat at home. They’re on a fine streak of nine matches without defeat at Soldier Field. Seven of these games ended in draws, three of them by a 1-1 scoreline. As for Columbus Crew, they may have won their last two games, but their previous three road trips all ended in defeat.
Both teams to score
Chicago Fire FC have scored the first goal in five games out of their last ten. However, don’t count out Columbus Crew just yet — they’ve been quick to score the opening goal in six of their last ten away games. But here’s a fun fact: BTTS has paid off in the last four consecutive Columbus Crew games. And when Chicago Fire FC are at home for this matchup, they’re almost unstoppable, having scored in eight consecutive home meetings with Columbus Crew.
Chicago Fire FC saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Columbus Crew, who managed to score 1.8 times in those matches. Columbus Crew’s last 4 matches had over 3.5 goals.
Match predictions: Chicago Fire FC vs Columbus Crew
To sum up, the upcoming match between Chicago Fire FC and Columbus Crew seems to be a good betting opportunity.