Chicago Fire (@1.83) vs FC Dallas (@4.2)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Chicago Fire will win

Chicago Fire – FC Dallas Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 15:30

They have only allowed two goals in their last seven road games (four 0-0 draws). Notes:FC Dallas is unbeaten in nine consecutive away games, but has won only three of those games (6D). They are the only team in the league who has yet to concede a goal in the last 15 minutes of a first half. ...FC Dallas are tied with eight other MLS teams for fewest goals scored in the last 15 minutes of first halves of games this year, with just one goal.

The Toros, on the other hand, impressed in back-to-back wins over Houston Dynamo and Cincinnati at home, but beating Chicago on the road is easier said than done. Dallas aim to retain their spot in top seven in the Western Conference, but seeing that Veljko Paunovics men are tough to beat at home, share of spoils is on the cards.

Wayne Rooney, who scored a brace agaisnt New York City is the man who helped the capital club make it to the play-offs and all eyes will be on him when DC United take on Chicago Fire at Toyota Park. Chicago Fire failed to make it to the MLS play-offs, but a win over DC United could see them overtake title holders Toronton in ninth position in the Eastern Conference. Seeing that both teams would be happy with one point from Sundays football match, we believe that the two sides are going to share the spoils in their last league game. Chicago Fire will be looking to give fans some cheer when they take on DC United in their last game of the season. DC United, on the other hand, defeated New York City 3-1 at the weekend and thanks to the triumph they booked their place in the play-offs.

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Notes: The Fire have won four straight home games. The last time they won five or more home games in a row was a seven-game streak from July 14th to September 22nd, 2012. There have been 72 Fire home games since then. In 313 minutes where he is not on the field, that number falls to 1.1 goals per 90. ...In 832 minutes with Schweinsteiger on the fieldthis year, the Fire are averaging 1.8 goals per 90 minutes played.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, McCarty and Juninho drew more headlines when they were acquired, but Nemanja Nikolic has perhaps been the Fires most important player in 2017. The Hungarian forward has had no issues transferring his fantastic strike rate to MLS from Legia Warsaw, recording braces in recent home wins against Seattle and Colorado to take the MLS lead with 10 goals in his first 12 games.

Chicago Fire are unbeaten in their last three home games and are without a win on the road in their last three matches, while Dallas havent won any of their last three away games but have won their last three at home, so both teams are performing much better in their own backyards but have struggled on the road. The form of both teams home and away makes for interesting reading and suggests that Dallas could struggle despite outperforming their hosts so far this season.

Chicago has fared better with seven of their eight wins coming in their home games in this season of MLS. On the other hand, they lost only two games at home while visitor lost 9 of their away games and has only three wins in that fixture. Also, the home team does enjoy an unbeaten run for the past four clashes with the guest.

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In terms of a final score, were going with a 2-2 draw as both teams have been a little inconsistent of late and might not do enough to win the match. This is a fixture that more often that not produces plenty of goals and chances for either side and were hoping for more of the same on Sunday. Were confident that both teams will get on the scoreboard in Sundays game and that over 2.5 goals will be scored in the process.

Just three minutes had passed when Nikoli opened the scoring to put Chicago Fire in front, but the sides were level in the sixth minute when Dallas Belgium star Lamah netted the equaliser after good work from Colmn. Chicago Fire played host to Dallas back in May 2017 in a game that started in the most frantic of manners. Thankfully for the hosts that proved to be the final action of the match and despite missing a spot kick, Chicago Fire claimed all three points. Amazingly the host restored their lead before the clock reached the ten minute mark, thanks to a ninth minute strike from Accam, a goal which proved to be the winner, to everyones surprise. The only real goal scoring opportunity of the second half fell to Chicago Fire in stoppage time when they were awarded a penalty, but Hungarian striker Nikoli fluffed his lines. The rest of the first half, and in truth all of the second, proved to be a bit of a bore, as both teams appeared to adopt a more defensive style after an incredibly open first ten minutes.

That was the first and only time Dallas participated in the MLS Cup final, but in 2016 the club won the Supporters Shield and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The stadiums original name was Pizza Hut Park, but in September 2013 it was renamed as Toyota Stadium after Pizza Hut Park left as a main sponsor. The Toros play their home games at Toyota Stadium, the venue that was opened in August, 2005.