CF Montréal vs Chicago Fire MLS Betting Prediction

MLS CF Montréal vs Chicago Fire Prediction 3/16/2024

CF Montréal (2-0-1) travel to face off against Chicago Fire (0-2-1) on Saturday, March 16th. This match will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. CF Montréal is coming off a win in their previous match, while Chicago Fire will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the CF Montréal. The match is scheduled for 2:00 PM ET.

CF Montréal vs Chicago Fire

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CF Montréal Is Coming Off A Win

CF Montréal will be looking to build off their 3-2 win over Inter Miami CF. This win came on the road, and they were a big underdog, with money line odds of +280. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Montréal’s offensive attack took a total of 12 shots, four of which were on target. They needed every one of these four shots to find the back of the net. Matías Cóccaro, Fernando Álvarez, and Sunusi Ibrahim all scored for the club.

Jonathan Sirois picked up the win for CF Montréal, despite making just two saves and allowing two goals. As a defensive unit, Montréal intercepted seven passes and blocked four shots.

After starting the season with a draw, CF Montréal has won two straight matches, putting them in second place in the Eastern Conference. Overall, they are 2-0-1, with all three matches coming on the road. Their two wins have come against teams in the bottom half of their respective conferences, while their draw came against Orlando City SC. After this match, they will head back on the road to take on D.C. United SC on March 30th.

Chicago Fire Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Chicago Fire will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew. This match was played on the road, and going into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +600. The three combined goals were just short of the line of 3.5 goals.

Chicago’s attack took a total of 11 shots, three of which were on goal. They needed just two shots to find the net, with Fabian Herbers scoring on his only shot attempt. Maren Haile-Selassie picked up the assist on the only goal.

On the defensive end, the Fire allowed a total of 18 shots and eight shots on goal. Christopher Brady finished with eight saves on the 10 total shots on goal. The club’s defenders had a total of three blocked shots and 13 interceptions.

Through three matches, the Chicago Fire have yet to win a match, going 0-2-1. They are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference, just behind Austin FC. In their last two matches, they have lost to the Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati. Overall, they have played one match at home and one on the road, going 0-1-0 and 0-1-1, respectively. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on the New England Revolution on March 23rd.

CF Montréal Offense Breakdown

CF Montréal’s offense has been solid this season, ranking 7th in MLS with 1.7 goals per match. Sunusi Ibrahim has been the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net once, which is 49th in the league. Matías Cóccaro has also been a key contributor, leading the team in shots on goal and assists, while ranking 40th in goals scored. As a team, CF Montréal is 14th in shots on goal and 15th in passing percentage.

Chicago Fire Offense Breakdown

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The Chicago Fire have been an average offensive team this season, ranking 11th in the MLS in goals scored at 1.3 per match. Fabian Herbers has been the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season, which is also 11th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal and is 60th in the league in that category. Overall, the Fire are 27th in the league in shots on goal and 23rd in corner kicks.

CF Montréal Defense Breakdown

Jonathan Sirois and the CF Montréal defense will be tested on Saturday night as they face the 11th-ranked scoring offense in the MLS, the Chicago Fire. Sirois has made three starts this season and is currently 9th in the league with 12 saves. Overall, the CF Montréal defense is 10th in the league, allowing 1.0 goal per match. They are also 22nd in blocked shots and 12th in interceptions. However, they have been one of the most disciplined teams, committing the 2nd fewest fouls in the league.

Chicago Fire Defense Breakdown

The Chicago Fire’s defense has struggled this season, allowing an average of 2.0 goals per match, which is 25th in the league. They will be facing a CF Montréal offense that is currently 7th in goals scored. Christopher Brady has started three matches in goal for the Fire and is second in the league with 16 saves. However, he has yet to record a clean sheet this season.

CF Montréal vs Chicago Fire Prediction

Looking at how we expect this one to play out, we have it finishing in a 1-1 draw with a payout of +255. This season, both CF Montréal and Chicago are in the top 10 in terms of shooting percentage, but they are also both in the top 25 in fewest shots on goal. Our projections have this one being a low-scoring match, with Chris Mueller having the best chance to score for Chicago and Josef Martinez having the best chance to score for CF Montréal.

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