Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire predictions and betting tips for this Major League Soccer Match on Sunday 21st July. The hosts were battered 4-0 last weekend, and they need to respond to that set-back here. Luckily for Jim Curtin, his side face the division’s worst away performers, and will be fancied to pick up three points at the Talen Energy Stadium.
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It’s been a topsy-turvy season for Philadelphia Union, and they have only won three of their last ten competitive matches. Their 4-0 defeat last week simply highlighted their erratic nature, although they will benefit from having an extra few days having not played in midweek. Jim Curtin’s side have won ten of their 22 games this season, and 24 of their 39 goals have arrived in front of their own fans. Despite their recent inconsistencies, they still sit top of the Eastern Conference, and will fancy their chances of winning this game. They have a terrific record against the Fire, and will be hoping to make a fifth victory in a row against this opposition.
Chicago Fire threw away the opportunity to pick up a valuable three points in midweek. They were just minutes away from a victory, and their struggles look set to continue here. Their away form is particularly shoddy, and they currently have the worst record on their travels in the whole division (East and West). It’s now 22 wins since they picked up maximum points outside of the windy city, and that run looks set to continue here. With no clean sheets in their last ten games, it’s not hard to see where the problem lies, but a paltry eight goals on the road isn’t helping matters either.
I always expected the hosts to be priced up as the favourites for this game, but a generous 4/5 is available on the hosts at the time of writing, and that looks a fantastic bet in this potentially one-sided MLS contest. Each of the two previous ties at this ground have ended 3-1 to the home side, and another high-scoring tie looks set to take place once again.
Union are reasonably reliable at home, and they should be able to pick up their seventh home victory of the campaign.
MLS games involving these two sides tend to be fairly high-scoring, and the last five meetings between the pair have seen 23 goals plundered. Over 2.5 Goals has landed in six of the last seven games for Philadelphia Union, and whilst the Fire lack firepower on the road, they have found the net in three of the last five, and should be good enough to get on the score-sheet here.
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