Chicago Fire vs Charlotte prediction, odds & betting tips – 05/16/2024

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Chicago Fire vs Charlotte Prediction
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Soldier Field will host another thrilling Major League Soccer game this week – it’s time for the Chicago Fire vs Charlotte head-to-head on the 16th of May! It may not look like the most glamorous rivalry on paper, but we are convinced that the 22 on the pitch will have the fans on the edge of their seats. Find out why in our next Chicago Fire vs Charlotte betting tips.

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Chicago Fire vs Charlotte prediction: Great entertainment at Soldier Field

Chicago Fire vs Charlotte predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Charlotte to Win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Chicago Fire 1-2 Charlotte

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

Yes

Key Stats

  • The four official games between the two sides resulted in three victories for Charlotte and one for Chicago Fire.
  • Three of the four Chicago Fire vs Chicago Fire head-to-heads resulted in over 2.5 goals.
  • Chicago Fire have the 2nd-weakest backline in the Eastern Conference, with 23 goals conceded since the start of the season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Soldier Field advantage could prove crucial

  • HOME: +135 – 41.1%
  • DRAW: +250 – 26.0%
  • AWAY: +192 – 32.9%

*These Chicago Fire vs Charlotte odds are subject to change

The bookies believe Chicago Fire are the expected winners, with odds priced at +135. Is this due to the home-field support at Soldier Field? It could be, as Charlotte are performing quite nicely as well this season. The visitors' odds at +192 imply a 32.9% win probability, so perhaps a tie at +250 could be the case.

Last five H2Hs: Big advantage for Charlotte

USA MLS 08/10/23

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0
Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

2

USA MLS 18/05/23

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

2
Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

USA MLS 18/09/22

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

2
Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

3

USA MLS 07/08/22

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

2
Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

3

If you look at the graphics above, you’ll find out why we fancied the visitors’ chances of winning on the 16th of May.

Chicago Fire team news and form: Shaqiri and his colleagues fail to impress

Chicago Fire’s match against St. Louis City at CITYPARK on the 12th of May was nothing to brag about. Coach Frank Klopas’ boys got beaten 3-1 by Joao Klauss and his teammates, and it will be interesting to see how the players will react after the disappointing loss. Surely, they will do better on the 16th of May, so our Chicago Fire vs Charlotte predictions have a chance.

Predicted lineup: Brady (GK), Gutman, Teran, Pineda, Arigoni, Herbers, Acosta, Gutierrez, Shaqiri, Mueller & Cuypers

USA MLS 25/05/24

D

DC United

DC United

1

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

USA MLS 19/05/24

L

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

USA MLS 16/05/24

L

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

1

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

USA MLS 12/05/24

L

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

3

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

USA MLS 05/05/24

L

New England Revolution

New England Revolution

1

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

Charlotte team news and form: Pensive Charlotte don’t convince

After spending so much money on transfer fees this season, you’d expect Charlotte to be doing better. And yes, they did get a 1-0 win over Nashville, but who didn’t win against Smith’s side this season? If Charlotte want to be mentioned in the title discussions this season, they’ll have to bring their A-game for the next couple of games.

Predicted lineup: Kahlina (GK), Byrne, Malanda, Privett, Uronen, Bronico, Westwood, Diani, Vargas, Agyemang && Dejaegere

USA MLS 25/05/24

D

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

0

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

0

USA MLS 18/05/24

D

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

0

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

0

USA MLS 16/05/24

W

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

1

USA MLS 11/05/24

W

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

0

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

1

USA MLS 04/05/24

W

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

0

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

2

Player to watch: Xherdan Shaqiri

32-year-old Xherdan Shaqiri will surely be among the starters for coach Frank Klopas. Team captain Shaqiri is one of the key performers for the home team, so he will definitely do his best to ruin our Chicago Fire vs Charlotte predictions.

Chicago Fire vs Charlotte Player
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Shaqiri could do better

With two goals and one assist in 2024, you could make the argument that Shaqiri is underperforming. However, the former Liverpool star is the kind of player who can make a difference at any point, so Charlotte’s defenders have to be very careful with him.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.