Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Predictions

Vedran Ostojic 29 Mar 2019
  • Chicago Fire struggle to put underwhelming 2018 campaign behind them early on

  • Can the Red Bulls capitalize on their woes on Saturday?

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Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Match Prediction

Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Match Info

Match date: 30thMarch 2019

Kick-Off: 5.00pm GMT

Stadium: SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview.

Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

12 Aug 2018 Chicago Fire 0 – 1 New York RB
21 Apr 2018 New York RB 1 – 2 Chicago Fire
26 Oct 2017 Chicago Fire 0 – 4 New York RB

Matches played: 35

Chicago Fire wins: 15

New York RB wins: 12

Draws: 8

Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Stats

  • Chicago Fire earned just one point in first three outings this term
  • New York Red Bulls come into the match with a home loss to Orlando City (0-1) behind them
  • Red Bulls snatched a 0-1 win on their trip to this ground in August

Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Match Preview

Chicago Fire have seen their stadium change names but nothing new has been going on as the crowd hoped for a fresh start, as Veljko Paunovic’s men earned just one point in three outings. They now host New York Red Bulls looking for their first win of the season but should be in for another tough challenge on Saturday.

Men in Red have seen a narrow 2-1 loss at LA Galaxy and struggled to bounce back from it here, as they saw Orlando City (1-1) snatch a point and Sounders (2-4) take all three in a six-goal thriller. They’ve struggled to keep it together and turned the ball over once too often, which will see them desperate for defensive stability now.

New York Red Bulls, on the other hand, kicked off the new campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over SJ Earthquakes as goals from Muyl (x2), Wright-Phillips, and Royer completed second-half comeback. They’ve gone on to suffered a 0-1 loss to Orlando, though, and now have to recuperate quickly ahead of the trip to Illinois.

Red Bulls have indeed struggled on the road late last term and this could be worrying too, as Chris Armas struggles to find a consistent flow of goals up front. They will now hope to capitalize on the rivals’ woes early on and snatch important points, building on a 0-1 August win here with a single goal from Wright-Phillips.

We don’t see a winner on the day, though, and we’ll now rather stick our necks out for the sides to share the spoils in a Draw priced at 12/5 with bet365. We have seen them struggling to keep it together at the back and this should see both get less than what they’ve hoped for.

Indeed, we expect goals and with that in mind, we’ll now also go for a Yes on Both teams to score at 6/10 with Paddy Power. We thus hope for thrills at SeatGeek Stadium and this has been rated banker material by many in the know already.

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    Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Predictions

    Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Match Info Match date: 30thMarch 2019 Kick-Off: 5.00pm GMT Stadium: SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview. Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 12 Aug 2018 Chicago Fire 0 – 1 New York RB 21 Apr 2018 New York RB 1 – 2 Chicago…