Tip Chicago Fire - New York City
New York City are certainly one of the form sides of the Eastern Conference, but by their own high standards they have drawn far too many games this season. New York City make the trip to Chicago Fire this weekend where they hope to capitalise of their host’s surprise heavy defeat away at SJ Earthquakes on Saturday. Wondolowski scored four times for the SJ Earthquakes to break the MLS record for most amount of goals by one player in a single match, as the hosts went 4-0 up against Chicago Fire. Katai pulled a goal back for the visitors seven minutes from time, but by that time the damage had already been done. New York City didn’t play this weekend, so their last match was the 2-0 win over LA Galaxy in California. Heber and Moralez both scored late in the first half to hand the visitors all three points, and after the match Ibrahimovic was handed a two-match ban for violent conduct that the referee and his officials missed during the ninety minutes. The recent head to head record between these two clubs and their clean sheets record heading into Saturday’s match, suggests that under 2.5 goals will be scored and that the game could well end goalless. Four of the last seven meetings between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals, while four of Chicago Fire’s last six and each of New York City’s last five matches have also seen under 2.5 goals scored. Chicago Fire have kept three clean sheets in their last four matches, while New York City have kept four clean sheets in their last five attempts. Chicago Fire have failed to score in three of their last six matches and New York City have drawn six of their eleven league games so far this season, which just adds more weight to our prediction of a goalless draw between the pair this weekend. Nikolić top scores for the hosts with five MLS goals this season, while Heber and Tajouri have both netted three goals apiece for New York City. We’re confident that under 2.5 goals will be scored in Saturday’s game, and have predicted a final scoreline of 0-0.
Key points Chicago Fire - New York City
Four of the last seven meetings between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals.
Chicago Fire have failed to score in three of their last six matches and New York City have drawn six of their eleven league games.
New York City were victorious last time they hosted Chicago Fire.
Conclusion Chicago Fire - New York City
New York City are in good form, but have drawn a lot of matches of late, while Chicago Fire will have been working on their defending after that heavy defeat at the weekend and have kept clean sheets in three of their last four home games.
Chicago Fire New York City Prediction published on May 22, 2019