Chicago Fire vs Orlando City Match Info
Date: Saturday March 9 2019
Kick-off time: 6.00pm GMT
Venue: SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park)
Referee: Robert Sibiga
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
September 16 2018: Chicago Fire 4-0 Orlando City
May 27 2018: Orlando City 1-2 Chicago Fire
June 25 2017: Chicago Fire 4-0 Orlando City
June 5 2017: Orlando City 0-0 Chicago Fire
Total head-to-head MLS matches played: 9
Chicago Fire wins: 3
Orlando City wins: 2
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City Stats
- Six of the seven league and cup matches in which Chicago Fire have hosted Orlando City contained over 2.5 goals
- Orlando City had the worst away record in MLS last year, collecting only six points from a possible 51
- Orlando lost their last 14 consecutive away matches
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City Match Preview
Orlando City’s dismal away form last year suggests Chicago Fire will kick off their 2019 home campaign with a victory at the newly-renamed SeatGeek Stadium.
The Florida club have lost every MLS match on their travels since they ended last April with a 2-1 success away to Colorado Rapids, although they did get through a couple of US Open Cup ties when having to hit the road.
An opening 2-2 draw at home to New York City last weekend was not a bad start to the new season for the Lions, but they were among the weakest MLS sides in 2018 and the bookmakers in particular are not forecasting a great deal of improvement this time around.
Chicago Fire began with a 2-1 defeat away to LA Galaxy as Zlatan Ibrahimovic predictably scored the winner, and the main aim for Veljko Paunovic’s team this time around will be to reach the play-offs having missed out last term.
This looks a good opportunity for the Men in Red to get an opening success on the board at the second time of asking and they are backed to do so quite comfortably.
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