Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew prediction, odds & betting tips – 05/19/2024

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Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Prediction
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Chicago Fire will host in-form Columbus Crew at Soldier Field on the 19th day of May in a vicious MLS fight for three points. Will Xherdan Shaqiri and his colleagues grab much-needed points or will Nancy’s troops secure another routine win over this foe? We will answer in the following Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew betting tips.

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Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Columbus Crew to Win

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

Yes

⚽ First/anytime goalscorer prediction

Cucho Hernandez to Score Anytime

Key Stats

  • Columbus Crew had the best attacking record in Major League Soccer last season.
  • Coach Klopas’ side lost their previous game at home to unconvincing Charlotte.
  • Cucho Hernandez was the second-best finisher in MLS last season, and he has four goals to his name in 2024.

Pre-game odds and win probability: MLS Champs to prove bookies right

  • HOME: +190 – 32.8%
  • DRAW: +255 – 27.0%
  • AWAY: +137 – 40.2%

*These Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew odds are subject to change

Colombian goalscorer Cucho Hernandez has a 37.75% chance of finding Chicago Fire’s net on the 19th of May. That’s what the odds behind our key Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew prediction suggest. Moreover, you should know that Columbus Crew are considered by the bookies as the expected winners ahead of the clash at Soldier Field. Wilfried Nancy’s boys stand a 40.2% chance of winning this week.

Last five H2Hs: Chicago Fire just can’t compete

USA MLS 10/03/24

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2
Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

USA MLS 21/09/23

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3
Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

USA MLS 11/06/23

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

USA MLS 03/09/22

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

0
Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

USA MLS 10/07/22

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

2
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3

As you can see from the last five Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew head-to-heads, coach Nancy’s boys have a staggering advantage.

Chicago Fire team news and form: Chicago sinking without trace

The only team doing worse than Chicago Fire in this edition of MLS is coach Caleb Porter’s New England Revolution. However, with two wins, four draws, and seven games lost, Klopas’ side is semi-last, with a very small chance of getting something out of the game against the Crew.

Predicted lineup: Brady (GK), Souquet, Teran, Czichos, Gutman, Navarro, Acosta, Mueller, Shaqiri, Gutierrez & Cuypers

USA MLS 15/06/24

W

Toronto FC

Toronto FC

1

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

4

USA MLS 02/06/24

W

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

1

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

2

USA MLS 30/05/24

D

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

1

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

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

Columbus Crew team news and form: Crew on the right track

Despite losing 1-2 to Cincinnati, Columbus Crew’s fans are happy. Why? Because they managed to get the better of Monterrey in the CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals a couple of weeks ago. The team now has a chance to win the trophy in the final game, which is surely a plus in favor of our Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew predictions.

Predicted lineup: Schulte (GK), Moreira, Camacho, Amundsen, Morris, Nagbe, Zawadzki, Matan, Russell-Rowe, Rossi & Hernandez

USA MLS 19/06/24

L

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

2

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

USA MLS 15/06/24

W

New York City FC

New York City FC

2

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3

CONCACAF Champions Cup 02/06/24

L

Pachuca

Pachuca

3

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

0

USA MLS 25/05/24

W

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

0

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

USA MLS 19/05/24

W

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3

Player to watch: Cucho Hernandez

Cucho Hernandez is the player to watch in our key Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew predictions because he’s without a doubt the most influential player under coach Nancy’s wing. Cucho is scoring for fun in MLS, but he’d have to step up his game if he wants to be in the Top Goalscorer Award chase at the end of the campaign.

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew Player
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Hernandez keeps on scoring

So far, the Colombian goalscoring machine has four goals to his name. However, he’s definitely no one-trick pony, as he also has two assists to show for.


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.