Both Chicago Fire and Dallas are among top teams in their conferences, and they have high hopes for this season. Chicago is second in the Eastern Conference, while Dallas is in the third place in the West, but with fewer games played than clubs in front of them, and if they win tonight, reaching the top of this conference will come soon enough. Of course, the home team has their plans, and the main one is to reach Toronto in the first place in East. They also need to win tonight, and this situation promises a good football in Chicago.
Chicago Fire News And Form
In the previous campaign, Chicago Fire was one of the worst teams in the whole Major League Soccer, and now they are near conquering this league. It is mainly because of the Serbian coach Veljko Paunovic, who brought many changes made a solid team that can only improve as the season goes by. In the 4 last meetings, they didn't lose and they are coming into this match with three straight victories in which they have scored 8 times, conceding only once.
In 6 out of the last 7 games, we saw over 2.5 goals. Chicago has one of the best offensive lines in the whole League and for one of the best attackers, if not the best, Nemanja Nikolic who scored 10 times in 12 matches.
Dallas News And Form
After six games without a defeat, Dallas lost the last one at their stadium against San Jose Earthquakes. Before that match, they had 3 wins and draws a piece. They prefer low efficient games and so far in 10 of their fixtures, we have seen only 21 goals. In five out of the last 7 games they played, under 2.5 goals happened.
Head to head
Chicago Fire were pretty dominant the latest 5 meetings with Dallas, and they won 4 times in the past 5 contests. Only in the last encounter, we saw a Dallas victory, and that happened 8 months ago.
The interesting thing is that when these two teams meet a draw is a rare outcome. Just 4 times in the previous 32 games.
Injured And Suspended Players
-John Goossens Out
-Patrick Doody Out
-Paxton Pomykal Out
-Nemanja Nikolic 12 games 10 goals 2 assists
-David Accam 12 games 6 goals 4 assists
-Luis Solignac 11 games 2 goals 3 assists
-Maximiliano Urruti 9 games 6 goals 1 assist
-Kellyn Acosta 10 games 3 goals 2 assists
-Michael Barrios 10 games 1 goals 1 assist
Despite the fact that Dallas knows to play on the result, we are backing up the hosts in this match, and we think that they are going to win. A moderate number of goals is expected in this game, between 2 and 3, and we believe that both propositions are realistic, and that you can choose your bet.
Final Outcome: Chicago win
Goals: 2 or 3