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This preview looks at a Chicago Fire team fresh from their first win of the season, while Montreal Impact are reeling from back-to-back losses in the 2021 MLS season.
Chicago Fire vs Montreal Impact – Betting Picks & Predictions
Chicago Fire took advantage of a howler from Inter Miami goalkeeper John McCarthy to win their first game of the season. Montréal Impact were stunned by a late comeback from Cincinnati, who won 2-1 at the DRV PNK Stadium. The top picks for this match are:
- Football Whispers Prediction one: Draw @ 3.50
- Football Whispers Prediction two: Total goals under 2.5 @ 2.10
- Football Whispers Prediction three: Total corners over 10.5 @ 2.20
The odds presented here are always subject to change. These odds are from Ladbrokes, who are our recommended bookmaker for the big game. One should check with Ladbrokes before placing the bet.
Chicago Fire and Montréal Impact have been struggling with various aspects in the 2021 season. Chicago Fire required the help of a goalkeeper error to win against Inter Miami, while Montréal Impact have been very wasteful with the chances. Apart from the away loss against Vancouver Whitecaps, Montréal have been quite solid on the road. Chicago have not been entirely convincing and the team may not be able to build on their first victory of the season.
Total goals under 2.5
The match is about two teams who have struggled to finish their chances. Chicago have not created many chances and this explains their dismal return of four goals in six matches. Montréal, meanwhile, have been quite decent going forward and they are expected to supply the majority of goals to this game.
Total corners over 10.5
Chicago have not scored a lot of goals as they have struggled to be precise with their chances. This explains the relatively high proportion of corners (8) to their shots (16). Montréal, in comparison, have been much more precise with their play. They are down on creating corners, but Chicago Fire’s effervescent approach might be enough to produce a game with over 10 corners.
Analyzing the Betting numbers for Chicago Fire vs Montreal Impact
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Chicago Fire vs Montreal Impact: Match Overview
Raphael Wicky was relieved to see his team achieve a first win of the season. This lifted the club away from the bottom, but they still have a long way to go before starting to think positive. Chicago were able to pick up many home wins towards the end of the 2020 campaign. This would be the target for Raphael Wicky, who knows that his team have four home games in the next five. Wicky will be without Ignacio Aliseda, Kenneth Kronholm, Nicholas Slonina, and Stanislav Ivanov.
Montréal were left shocked after the comeback win by Cincinnati. Wilfried Nancy’s team are on the brink of dropping out of the play-offs. Montréal find themselves in this position after conceding late goals in back-to-back games. The mentality of the team has to improve a lot if the club are able to hold onto their winning positions. Montréal has lost three out of the last six matches after drawing at halftime. Ballou Tabla, Mason Toye, and Luis Binks are unavailable for Montréal.
Questions on Chicago Fire vs Montreal Impact
Where is the match going to take place? – Soldier Field
When will this match start? – 18:00 GMT on May 29, 2021
Who is the favorite team to win the game? Chicago Fire