New York City FC vs. Chicago Fire MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/10/16
Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC
MLS Soccer: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Yankee Stadium)
The Line: New York City -115 / Chicago Fire +280 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS1, MLS LIVE
The New York City FC and Chicago Fire square off early Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
New York City FC could be off to a better start but has still earned points in three of its first four matches. New York City FC has relied on its offense this season, scoring seven goals in four matches and having five players with at least six shots. In order to take that next step, New York City FC has to improve on the defensive end, and that could start here on their home field. Offensively, Thomas McNamara leads New York City with two goals, Mix Diskerud has two assists and David Villa has 16 shots. Defensively, Josh Saunders has come away with 14 saves on 23 shots faced. New York City FC have earned points in four of their last six regular season home games.
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The Chicago Fire are also off to a 1-1-2 start to the season and play just their second road match. The Fire have relied on their defense that’s allowing an average of one goal per match, and they’ve come away with two shutouts already. Offensively, the Fire still have room for improvement, but they do have four different players with at least two shots on goal. We’ll have a better idea of just how good the Fire can be after this tough road contest. David Accam leads Chicago with two goals, John Goossens has one assist and Kennedy Igboananike has nine shots. Matt Lampson has come away with 18 saves on 23 shots faced. The Chicago Fire have lost five of their last six regular season road games.
The three matches between these teams have been split down the middle with a 1-1-1 record. New York City FC won the match this year back in March, 4-3. Chicago won the first match against New York City last April. The last two matches have combined for 11 goals.
At the end of the day, New York City shredded this Chicago defense just a month ago, and now they’re playing on their home field. The Chicago Fire haven’t shown to be a good road team lately. I’ll take the home team to get another W.