Sporting Kansas City vs Chicago Fire Match Info
Date: Saturday July 6 2019
Kick-off time: 01:30am BST Sunday
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park
Referee: Joe Dickerson
Sporting Kansas City vs Chicago Fire Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
March 10 2018: Chicago Fire 3-4 Sporting Kansas City
July 30 2017: Sporting Kansas City 3-2 Chicago Fire
July 14 2016: Chicago Fire 1-0 Sporting Kansas City
Total head-to-head MLS matches played: 45
Sporting Kansas City wins: 15
Chicago Fire wins: 19
Sporting Kansas City vs Chicago Fire Stats
- Chicago Fire have won only one of their last six matches against Sporting Kansas City, losing four
- Sporting Kansas City have lost just one of their latest nine home games against Chicago Fire
- Chicago Fire are the only team without an MLS away win this season (three draws, six defeats)
Sporting Kansas City vs Chicago Fire Match Preview
All the stats above point to Sporting Kansas City, but the midweek Independence Day fixtures were a complete contrast for these teams and the results give Chicago plenty of hope.
While Chicago were winning 5-1 at home to reigning MLS champions Atlanta United on Independence Eve, Sporting were losing by the same scoreline when hosting the favourites for this year’s title, Los Angeles FC.
That thrashing meant Sporting remained at the bottom of the Western Conference table and they have won only one of their last six games, which was narrowly away to Columbus Crew.
Chicago do not have a good head-to-head record against their opponents from Kansas and are also still seeking a first away win of the year, but that rout of Atlanta must have boosted their confidence and they have shown frequently that they are capable of scoring plenty of goals.
CJ Sapong in particular is enjoying a strong season and his double against Atlanta meant only five players have scored more MLS goals than him this term.
With such a quick turnaround for Sporting to recover from their midweek reverse, we will take a chance on Chicago opening their victory account on the road.
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Sporting Kansas City vs Chicago Fire Betting Tips
Chicago Fire to win @ 14/5 with Unibet
Chicago Fire/Draw double chance @ 5/6 with bet365