Chicago Fire v Houston Dynamo – MLS Betting Preview + Prediction
21 May 2016, Toyota Park, 21:00 GMT +0
Chicago Fire come into the game with no win in 7 games, with their one and only victory this season coming against Philadelphia in early April. The side currently sit bottom of the table and have struggled to score goal with only 8 in the positive column in 10 games so far this season, something which the squad will be hoping to improve with the return of Accam to the starting line up. The squad only have one injury problem with midfielder Goossens out with a knee sprain. The return of Accam from injury saw the side play some good football and they looked a lot more offensive than in recent weeks. They’ll be hoping he will become even more influential in the coming weeks as he regains more match fitness. Chicago will be suffering from a little lack of confidence ahead of the game with Houston Dynamo after only picking up one win so far this season and only collecting 2 points from 6 games since that win leaving the club bottom of the table. The side have only 8 scored in 10 games so far this season. Igboananike and Accam have scored 6 of those between them and the side have suffered from the latter’s injury. With both back in the side, Fire will be hoping they’ll score the goals the side desperately need to move up the league. This may be a great chance for them to pick much needed three points!
Houston Dynamo won their last game, 1-0 against Real Salt Lake, giving the side three victories this season. The side’s away form has been awful this year though, losing all 5 of their games and conceding 11 goals. They’ll need to start picking up points on the road and a game against the league’s bottom team might be the best thing for the side as they hunt for their first point away from home. They have the benefit of having no injury problems heading into the game and will be able to select from a full squad. The side have also seemed to stop the flow of goals conceded with 2 clean sheets in the past 3 games.
If they were playing on the neutral venue, Dynamo would be an obvious pick in this match. But since this is MLS (huge home field advantage), and they are playing in Chicago, I have to go with the home team here. They are in desperate need of points and in my opinion, the home venue will give them a slight advantage.
Odds: 1.86 Pinnacle Sports