Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chicago Fire MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chicago Fire Prediction 6/2/2024

Los Angeles Galaxy (7-2-7) travel to face off against Chicago Fire (2-8-6) on Sunday, June 2nd. This match will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles Galaxy is coming off a win in their previous match, while Chicago Fire played to a draw vs. Los Angeles Galaxy. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chicago Fire

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Los Angeles Galaxy Is Coming Off A Win

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to build off their 3-1 win over FC Dallas. This match took place on their home pitch, and they had a money line of -182. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

Leading the offensive attack for the Galaxy was Dejan Joveljić, scoring two times on his six total shots. Riqui Puig was the only other player to score, with Gabriel Chaves picking up the assist on his club’s only goal.

As for the defense, they allowed just five total shots on goal, with John McCarthy making four saves. The only score given up by McCarthy came on a penalty kick, which was also the case for the Galaxy’s defense as a whole.

The Los Angeles Galaxy enter this match vs. the Chicago Fire on a two-match winning streak. Overall, they are 7-2-7 and sit in 2nd place in the Western Conference. Their road record is 3-2-4, while they are unbeaten at home (4-0-3). In their last five matches, they are 2-0-3, with their last two matches resulting in wins. After this match, they will return home to take on Sporting Kansas City on June 16th.

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 vs. Orlando City SC. Heading into that match, they had a money line payout of +162, and the two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Chicago’s offense took a total of 19 shots but had just three shots on goal. Hugo Cuypers was the only player on the club to score, with Arnaud Souquet providing the only assist for the Fire’s offensive attack.

On the defensive end, the Chicago Fire allowed one goal on Orlando City SC’s two shots on goal. Christopher Brady finished with one save, and as a club, the Fire had three blocked shots and nine interceptions.

The Chicago Fire are looking to snap their seven-match winless streak as they take on the Los Angeles Galaxy. Overall, the Fire are 2-8-6, which puts them in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going 0-3-4, but have been slightly better at home, going 2-5-2. Chicago has been favored in seven matches but has only won two of those contests. After this match, they will head on the road to take on Toronto FC on June 15th.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

Dejan Joveljić is the top scorer for the Los Angeles Galaxy this season, and his nine goals are eighth in the MLS. Gabriel Chaves is the leader in shots on goal for the Galaxy and has scored four goals this season. Riqui Puig is the leader in assists for the Galaxy and has five on the season, which is 12th in the MLS. The Galaxy are third in the league in goals per match and second in shots on goal per match. They are also second in passing percentage, and 50 percent of their matches have had fewer corners than their opponents.

Chicago Fire Offense Breakdown

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The Chicago Fire have scored an average of 0.9 goals per match this season, which is 27th in the MLS. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Hugo Cuypers is the team’s leading scorer and has scored four goals this season, which is 38th in the MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 21st in the league. Fabian Herbers is the team’s leader in assists and has two on the season, which is 59th in the MLS. He also has two goals, which is 90th in the league.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Chicago Fire, the Los Angeles Galaxy defense is 16th in MLS, allowing 1.4 goals per match. However, they have been trending in the right direction, giving up just 1 goal in each of their last two matches. This includes a shutout against the 28th ranked offense in the league. Overall, they are 4th in blocked shots and 11th in interceptions. In goal, John McCarthy is 3rd in MLS with 58 saves, but he is just 25th in clean sheets with two on the season.

Chicago Fire Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Chicago Fire’s defense is coming off a solid performance against Orlando City SC, who is 26th in scoring. Over their last six matches, they have given up an average of 1.7 goals per match. On the season, they are 22nd in goals allowed, giving up 1.8 goals per match. Christopher Brady is 5th in MLS with 52 saves, but he is just 24th in clean sheets with two.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chicago Fire Prediction

Given that both the draw and each team to win are at +155, we are predicting a 1-1 draw between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chicago Fire. Coming into the match, the Galaxy are the better offensive team, ranking 3rd in goals scored and 2nd in shots on goal. However, our projections have Chris Mueller as the top player to score a goal and he has the best odds to score for Chicago. Look for Mueller and the Chicago Fire to finish with four shots on goal compared to two for the Galaxy.

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