Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Prediction 3/10/2024

Chicago Fire (0-1-1) travel to face off against Columbus Crew (1-0-1) on Sunday, March 10th. This match will be played at Field in Columbus, OH. Chicago Fire will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while Columbus Crew is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 7:30 PM ET.

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew

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Chicago Fire Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Chicago Fire will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to FC Cincinnati, despite playing at home and being the favorite going into the match. The one goal for Chicago was a penalty kick, and the three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Xherdan Shaqiri was the only Chicago player to convert on his penalty kick, with the club taking a total of five shots and just one shot on goal. Shaqiri was the only player to take a penalty kick for the Fire, who also had three corners.

On the defensive end, the Chicago Fire allowed a total of 14 shots and six shots on goal, with FC Cincinnati scoring on a penalty kick. Christopher Brady finished with four saves and the club’s defenders intercepted nine passes.

Columbus Crew Is Coming Off A Draw

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The Columbus Crew will be looking to get back in the win column after drawing their last match with Minnesota United. This draw came on the road and as the slight favorite, and the two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Cucho Hernandez was the main offensive player for Minnesota United, scoring on one of his four shots on goal and seven total shot attempts. No other player for Minnesota United took more than two shots.

On the defensive end, Columbus allowed a total of 10 shots, with Patrick Schulte making three saves and allowing one goal. The Columbus defense had a total of nine interceptions and three blocked shots.

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Prediction

Given the way these two teams have performed on the offensive end this season, we have this one finishing in a 1-1 draw, with the payout at +327. Both the Crew and Fire are near the top of the league in terms of shooting percentage, but they are also both average in shots on goal. Our projections have Cucho Hernandez as the top player with the best chance to score a goal for the Crew, while Chris Mueller has been given the best odds to score for the Fire.

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