Nashville SC vs. Chicago Fire - 7/8/20 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nashville SC vs. Chicago Fire - 7/8/20 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville SC vs. Chicago Fire

MLS Soccer: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:30 pm

The Line: Nashville SC +330 / Draw +285 / Chicago Fire -135 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Nashville SC and Chicago Fire meet in MLS soccer action as part of the MLS is back tournament from Orlando, Florida on Wednesday.

Nashville SC will try to restart their debut season in MLS on a high note after sitting at 0-0-2 with losses in their first two MLS matches. Nashville fought, but came up short in a pair of one goal losses, first to Atlanta United at home by a final count of 2-1 and followed that up by a disappointing 1-0 loss at the Portland Timbers in their last match before MLS play came to a halt due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Walker Zimmerman has the lone MLS goal for Nashville SC at the moment while Nashville has 21 attempts at goal and 8 shots on target as a team through their first two games of the season.

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Chicago Fire on the other hand, were able to at least pick up a point in one of their two matches so far this season. Chicago almost ruined Seattle’s banner raising party as the defending MLS Cup champions when the Fire led 1-0 in the second half against the Sounders, but Seattle would steal the game late, taking the win and the points from the grasp of Chicago and the Fire would follow that up with a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution in their last match before MLS stopped play in Mid-March. Robert Beric and Jonathan Bornstein each have a goal this season for Chicago, with the Fire having 18 attempts at goal and 9 shots on target through their first two matches played this season.

This first round of games is going to be hard to figure out as guys will still be getting their new surroundings underneath themselves. With that said, there aren’t a ton of expectations here with Nashville as an expansion team, so there isn’t as much pressure for SC to win now. Chicago on the other end, has a long storied history as one of MLS’ first expansion teams back in 1998, and there’s a lot of pressure after disappointing for as long as the Fire have in recent memory. I think this game sees a timid approach from both sides, so I’m going to side with the draw as my main bet while also sprinkling a bit on the correct score of 0-0 and 1-1 for sizeable plus money.

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Chris’s Pick Draw +285 / 0-0 Correct Score +1100 / 1-1 Correct Score +600

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