Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United Prediction 3/31/2024

Chicago Fire (1-2-2) travel to face off against Atlanta United (2-2-0) on Sunday, March 31st. This match will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Chicago Fire is coming off a draw while Atlanta United is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 3:30 PM ET.

Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United

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Chicago Fire Is Coming Off A Draw

The Chicago Fire will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a draw against the New England Revolution. This match took place on the road, and the Fire were the heavy underdog at +220. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Chicago’s attack was led by Hugo Cuypers, who scored on one of his two total shots. Fabian Herbers picked up the assist on Cuypers’ score. Overall, the club took nine shots, with two being on target.

On the defensive end, the Fire allowed one goal on New England’s four shots on target. Spencer Richey made a total of three saves. Chicago’s defenders blocked three shots and intercepted nine passes.

The Chicago Fire are looking to get back on track as they take on Atlanta United on the road. So far this season, the Fire have a record of 1-2-2, which has them sitting in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going 0-1-2, and have been favored in just two matches, going 1-1 in those contests. After this match, they will return home to take on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, April 7th.

Atlanta United Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Atlanta United will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Toronto FC. This match was played on the road, and Atlanta United was the +215 underdog. The two goals scored were right on the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Atlanta United took a total of eight shots, with three being on target. Saba Lobzhanidze and Edwin Mosquera each finished with two shot attempts. As a club, Atlanta United had seven corner kicks.

Defensively, Atlanta United allowed a total of 20 shots and seven shots on target. Brad Guzan finished with seven saves, and as a defensive unit, Atlanta United blocked two shots and intercepted six passes.

Through four matches, Atlanta United has a record of 2-2-0, putting them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. Both of their wins have come at home, while they have dropped both of their road matches. Overall, Atlanta has been favored in two matches, going 2-0, while they have gone 0-2 as the underdog. After this match, they will hit the road to take on New York City FC on April 6th. Over their last three matches, Atlanta has gone 2-1, with their only loss coming to 5th-ranked Toronto FC.

Chicago Fire Offense Breakdown

Chicago Fire has been a solid offensive team this season, ranking 6th in MLS in goals scored. Fabian Herbers has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season, which is 16th in MLS. Hugo Cuypers has also been a key contributor, leading the team in shots on goal and ranking 18th in MLS in goals scored. Overall, Chicago is 22nd in shots on goal and 15th in corner kicks.

Atlanta United Offense Breakdown

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Giorgos Giakoumakis has been the top scorer for Atlanta United this season, finding the back of the net four times, which is good for fifth in the MLS. He has also been the team’s leader in shots on goal, ranking 13th in the league. In addition to his scoring, Giakoumakis has also been a solid playmaker, as he is second on the team in assists.

Chicago Fire Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Atlanta United, the Chicago Fire’s defense is ranked 25th in the MLS, allowing 2.0 goals per match. However, they are coming off a strong performance against the New England Revolution, who are 26th in scoring, as they only allowed one goal. Overall, they have given up eight goals over their last four matches (2.0). Christopher Brady is the team’s top goalkeeper, and he is 9th in the MLS with 17 saves. However, he has yet to record a clean sheet this season.

Atlanta United Defense Breakdown

Atlanta United’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 1.0 goals per match, which is 6th in the MLS. However, they have struggled in some areas, as they are 24th in blocked shots and 27th in interceptions. They are coming off a match against Toronto FC, who is 23rd in scoring, and they allowed two goals. Overall, they have given up just four goals in their last four matches, and they have one clean sheet. Brad Guzan is 10th in the MLS with 16 saves.

Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United Prediction

Our projections for this Atlanta United vs Chicago Fire matchup in the MLS are giving Giorgos Giakoumakis of Atlanta United the best chance to score a goal. The match is projected to end in a 1-1 draw, with Atlanta United holding a slight edge in shots on goal (4-2). Coming into the match, Atlanta has been the better defensive club, allowing the 6th fewest goals in the MLS this season. On the offensive end, they are 12th in goals scored, compared to Chicago, who is 6th.

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