New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire MLS Betting Prediction

New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire Prediction 5/5/2024

New England Revolution (1-7-1) travel to face off against Chicago Fire (2-4-4) on Sunday, May 5th. This match will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. New England Revolution will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while Chicago Fire is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 8:30 PM ET.

New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire

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New England Revolution Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The New England Revolution will be looking to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Inter Miami CF. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still the +175 underdog. The five combined goals fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 6.5 goals.

New England’s only goal came off the foot of Tomás Chancalay, who needed just one shot on goal and three total shots. Carles Gil picked up the assist, and as a club, the Revolution took a total of seven shots and two corner kicks.

On the defensive end, things weren’t much better for New England, as they allowed four goals on Inter Miami’s six total shots on goal. Henrich Ravas finished with two saves on top of the Revolution defense blocking one shot and intercepting 11 passes.

Through nine matches, the New England Revolution have just one win and are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. They have lost three straight matches, including a 4-1 loss to Inter Miami CF on April 27th. Overall, they are 1-7-1, and their only win came on April 6th vs. Charlotte FC. In their last six matches, they have just one win, going 1-4-1. On the season, they have yet to win a match on the road, going 0-4-0. After this match vs. the Chicago Fire, they will take on the New York Red Bulls on May 11th.

Chicago Fire Is Coming Off A Draw

The Chicago Fire will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a 0-0 draw their last time out against Atlanta United. This match took place on their home pitch, and they were the slight favorite at +135 despite not picking up the win. The over/under line for the match was 2.5 goals.

Chicago’s offense didn’t score in the draw, despite taking a total of 10 shots. They didn’t have a single shot on goal and were only awarded three corner kicks. Atlanta’s defense blocked four shots for the match.

Defensively, the Fire played just well enough to preserve the draw, with Atlanta United taking a total of 18 shots and five shots on goal. Chicago’s defense intercepted 12 passes and blocked four shots.

The Chicago Fire will be looking to get back on track after going 2-2-3 over their last seven matches. They are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference, one spot behind the Portland Timbers and one point behind Sporting Kansas City. Overall, they are 2-4-4, with a 2-2-1 record at home and a 0-2-3 record on the road. This will be their second match against the New England Revolution, as they played to a 1-1 draw on March 23rd.

New England Revolution Offense Breakdown

The New England Revolution’s offense has struggled this season, as they are 29th in MLS in goals scored at 0.7 per match. Carles Gil has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net three times, which is 26th in the league. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 19th in MLS. Overall, the Revolution are 15th in shots on goal and 9th in corner kicks. They have had more corners than their opponents in 55.6% of their matches this season.

Chicago Fire Offense Breakdown

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The Chicago Fire’s offense has been below average this season, scoring 1.1 goals per match, which is 22nd in the league. They have scored less than their season average in three straight matches. Brian Gutiérrez is their top scorer, with three goals, which is 37th in the MLS. Hugo Cuypers is their leader in shots on goal, with seven, and he has scored twice this season. Fabian Herbers is their leader in assists, with two, and he has also scored twice this season.

New England Revolution Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Chicago Fire, the New England Revolution’s defense is struggling, as they are 27th in MLS, allowing 2.0 goals per match. They have given up seven goals over their last four matches, including four to Inter Miami CF, who has the top-ranked offense in the league. Henrich Ravas has started eight matches this season and has just one clean sheet. His 26 saves are 15th in MLS.

Chicago Fire Defense Breakdown

After a rough stretch of matches, the Chicago Fire defense is coming off a shutout performance against Atlanta United FC, who is 11th in scoring. Overall, the Fire’s defense is 23rd in goals allowed per match (1.8), and they are 20th in blocked shots. Christopher Brady is third in MLS with 37 saves, and he has two clean sheets this season. However, he is coming off a match against Real Salt Lake where he allowed four goals.

New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire Prediction

Looking at how we expect this one to play out, we have the New England Revolution and Chicago Fire ending in a 1-1 draw. This is a matchup between two below-average offenses, with the Fire coming in 22nd in goals scored and 26th in shots on goal. Chris Mueller is our top projected goal scorer for the Fire, while we like Tomás Chancalay to find the net for the Revolution. The payout for a draw is sitting at +270.

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