Chicago Fire vs D.C. United SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Chicago Fire vs D.C. United SC Prediction 5/25/2024

Chicago Fire (2-8-4) travel to face off against D.C. United SC (4-5-5) on Saturday, May 25th. This match will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.. Both Chicago Fire and D.C. United SC will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Chicago Fire vs D.C. United SC

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Chicago Fire Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Chicago Fire will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to the Columbus Crew. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still the +170 underdog on the money line. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Chicago’s only goal came from Carlos Teran, who scored on his only shot attempt. Georgios Koutsias finished the match without a goal or an assist but still had a club-high three shots.

On the defensive end, the Fire allowed three goals on the five shots on goal by the Crew. Christopher Brady ended the match with two saves, and the Chicago defense finished with two blocked shots and seven interceptions.

Through 14 matches, the Chicago Fire have struggled, going just 2-8-4, putting them 14th in the Eastern Conference. They have lost four straight matches, including their last three, which came against teams ranked in the top nine in their respective conferences. Overall, they are 0-3-3 on the road and 2-5-1 at home. After this match, they will return home to take on Orlando City SC on Thursday, May 30th.

D.C. United SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

D.C. United will be looking to bounce back from a tough 1-0 loss to Inter Miami CF. This match was played on the road, and going into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +460. The lone goal of the match fell short of the over/under line, which was at 3.5 goals.

On offense, D.C. United took a total of 15 shots, with three being on target. Aaron Herrera was the most active player on the offensive end, taking a total of three shots. As a team, D.C. United had three corner kicks.

Defensively, D.C. United allowed just one goal on Inter Miami CF’s two shots on target. Alex Bono finished with one save and would need some more help from the offense to avoid the loss. D.C. United’s defenders blocked six shots and intercepted 11 passes.

Through 14 matches, D.C. United SC has a record of 4-5-5, putting them 9th in the Eastern Conference. They have dropped their last two matches, including a 1-0 loss to Inter Miami CF on May 18th. Overall, they have struggled on the road, going just 1-2-4, while they are 3-3-1 at home. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on CF Montréal on May 29th. Over their last six matches, they are just 2-3-1.

Chicago Fire Offense Breakdown

The Chicago Fire have taken more shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. On the season, they are 26th in MLS in shots on goal and 27th in goals scored. Hugo Cuypers is the team’s leading scorer and is 20th in MLS in shots on goal. He has scored three goals this season, which is 47th in the league. Fabian Herbers leads the team in assists and is 78th in MLS in goals scored.

D.C. United SC Offense Breakdown

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Christian Benteke has been the top scorer for D.C. United SC this season, as he has found the back of the net 11 times, which is the third-highest total in the MLS. Benteke has also been the leader in shots on goal for D.C. United SC, as he has 23, which is also third in the league. Jared Stroud has been the leader in assists for D.C. United SC, as he has six, which is fifth in the MLS. Stroud has also scored one goal this season, which is 175th in the league.

Chicago Fire Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against D.C. United SC, the Chicago Fire’s defense is one of the worst in the league, allowing 1.9 goals per match (25th in MLS). Over their last four matches, they have given up eight goals (2.0 per match). They are also 20th in blocked shots and 13th in fouls. Christopher Brady is 21st in MLS with two clean sheets, and his 47 saves are fourth in the league. In their last four matches, they have given up three goals twice.

D.C. United SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Chicago Fire, D.C. United’s defense is looking to build off a strong performance against Inter Miami CF, who entered the match as the top-scoring offense in the league. Over their last five matches, D.C. United’s defense has been up and down, but they have had success against teams with struggling offenses, such as Atlanta United FC and Seattle Sounders FC. Overall, they are 23rd in goals allowed this season, and Alex Bono is 18th in clean sheets. However, he is coming off a match where he only allowed one goal against Inter Miami CF.

Chicago Fire vs D.C. United SC Prediction

Coming into this match, D.C. United is 10th in the MLS in shots on goal compared to a Chicago Fire team that is 26th. Our projections have D.C. United’s Christian Benteke as the top projected goal scorer in the match. Look for D.C. United to win at home by a score of 2-1, with the payout on the money line at -150. This season, D.C. United has been slightly better on offense, and they are also facing a Chicago Fire defense that is 25th in goals allowed per match.

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