MLS Soccer: Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew SC Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/19/15
Columbus Crew SC (7-7-6) vs. Chicago Fire (5-10-3)
MLS Soccer: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm (MAPFRE Stadium)
The Line: Chicago Fire +329 / Columbus -111 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, TSN2, MLS LIVE
The Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew SC meet Sunday afternoon at MAPFRE Stadium.
The Chicago Fire need a win after losing four of their last six matches. The Chicago Fire have scored 19 goals in 18 matches and two goals in their last four MLS matches. David Accam leads Chicago with four goals, Harry Shipp has five assists and Kennedy Igboananike has 32 shot attempts. Defensively, the Chicago Fire have allowed 25 goals and have pitched four shutouts. Sean Johnson has come away with 28 saves and has allowed three goals in his last four starts. The Chicago Fire haven’t won any of their last five road matches, which includes an 0-3-2 record overall during that span.
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Columbus Crew SC look to keep rolling after winning three of its last five matches. Columbus Crew SC has scored 28 goals in 20 matches and five goals in its last four matches. Kei Kamara leads Columbus with 13 goals, Ethan Finlay has 11 assists and Justin Meram has 47 shot attempts. Defensively, Columbus Crew SC has allowed 29 goals overall and pitched four shutouts. Steve Clark has come away with 65 saves and has allowed four goals in his last three starts. Columbus Crew SC has come away with points in its last three home matches, which includes a 2-0-1 record during that span.
Columbus beat Chicago in its match back in July, 1-0. In fact, Columbus is 3-0-2 in its last five matches against Chicago. The Chicago Fire have been shutout three times in their last five matches against Columbus.
Columbus has owned Chicago and has an offense that outmatches the Fire. Add the fact they’re at home, and I like Columbus to win once again.