Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Chicago Fire MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/11/16
Chicago Fire vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
MLS Soccer: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)
The Line: Whitecaps -147 / Chicago Fire +405 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, MLS LIVE, CSN Plus
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Chicago Fire square off late Wednesday night at the BC Place.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC look to stay hot after earning points in three of their last four matches. The Whitecaps have scored two or more goals in three of their last four matches which is a big improvement from how their offense started the season. Vancouver Whitecaps FC have six players with at least 11 shot attempts and seven players with at least one goal scored. Pedro Morales leads Vancouver with four goals, Cristian Techera has two assists and Octavio Rivero has 20 shots. Defensively, David Ousted has come away with 41 saves on 59 shots faced. Vancouver Whitecaps FC have earned points in seven of their last eight home matches.
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The Chicago Fire need to start putting wins together after a slow 1-2-4 record. The Fire are averaging just one goal a match and have been shutout twice this season. The Chicago Fire have to find more success offensively, as they have four players with at least one goal scored and three players with double-digit shot attempts. Overall, Kennedy Igboananike leads Chicago with three goals, Arturo Alvarez has two assists and Gilberto has 14 shots. Defensively, Matt Lampson has 32 saves on 41 shots faced. The Chicago Fire have lost five of their last seven road matches.
Vancouver has gotten the better of Chicago recently and is 3-1-1 in the last five matches overall. The Chicago Fire haven’t scored in either of the last two matches against the Whitecaps, and their only win in the last five meetings was in July of 2012. Three of the last four meetings have produced one or less goals.
There’s no reason to back Chicago here, as the team can’t score goals and has been dominated by the Whitecaps in the last two matches. Look for Vancouver to win this match rather easily.