Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Predictions

Jon Wilde 16 Jul 2019
  • Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew predictions for their MLS match on Wednesday

  • We are backing Chicago to inflict a ninth straight away defeat on Columbus

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Nemanja Nikolic on the ball for Chicago Fire (PA Images)

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Score Prediction

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Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Match Info

Date: Wednesday July 17 2019
Kick-off time: 1.00am BST Thursday
Venue: SeatGeek Stadium

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 MLS matches

August 24 2018: Chicago Fire 1-1 Columbus Crew
May 13 2018: Columbus Crew 3-0 Chicago Fire
April 8 2018: Chicago Fire 1-0 Columbus Crew

Total head-to-head MLS matches played: 61
Chicago Fire wins: 25
Columbus Crew wins: 18
Draws: 18

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Stats

  • None of the last 12 matches between these clubs in all competitions has resulted in an away win
  • Columbus Crew have won only one of their last 20 away matches against Chicago Fire
  • They also have the worst away goalscoring record in MLS this season – five in nine games

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Match Preview

Columbus Crew are suffering a dismal run of form and it is difficult to see any improvement coming their way when they visit a Chicago Fire side who thrive on their own pitch.

The Crew are certainly not alone in MLS in that they began this season brightly but have experienced a dreadful slump that has seen them sink to joint bottom of the Eastern Conference standings – 13 defeats in their last 15 games.

Home results have been bad enough, but it’s on their travels where Caleb Porter’s team have struggled most. They have lost eight matches in a row on the road and failed to score in six of those, albeit four were by a 1-0 scoreline which must be particularly frustrating.

The most recent of those was in Orlando at the weekend and more of the same could be in store here, although the worry for Columbus is that Chicago are the second joint top scorers this term at home.

The Fire are not in sparkling form themselves, however, with only one win in their last nine fixtures – it was an impressive one though, 5-1 against reigning champions Atlanta United two weeks ago.

Surely Chicago can get the job done here, but the evidence outlined above suggests it could be hard work if they are to boost their hopes of reaching the play-offs by claiming three points.

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Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips

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    Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Predictions

    Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Match Info Date: Wednesday July 17 2019 Kick-off time: 1.00am BST Thursday Venue: SeatGeek Stadium Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Head-To-Head Record Last 3 MLS matches August 24 2018: Chicago Fire 1-1 Columbus Crew May 13 2018: Columbus Crew 3-0 Chicago Fire April 8 2018: Chicago Fire 1-0 Columbus Crew…