Chicago Fire vs Toronto Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 16/07/2023

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Chicago Fire - Toronto FC

USA MLS - Soldier Field

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Top Betting Tips and Chicago Fire vs Toronto Predictions

Fans at Soldier Field will get to witness their favorite Chicago Fire lock horns with lackluster Toronto. Will sacking coach Bob Bradley prove a successful move on the board’s part, or will Chicago Fire do what’s expected of them? Find out the answer in our Chicago Fire vs Toronto betting tips.

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Chicago Fire to Win

  • The home team is on the rise, with three victories in the last four league outings.
  • The previous clash at Soldier Field involving these two ended in a convincing 2-0 Chicago Fire win.
  • Five of Toronto’s key players are injured and won’t partake, leaving the midfield and backline exposed.

Under 0.5 Toronto Goals

  • Matt Hedges and Sigur Rosted are two of Toronto’s three key central defenders, but they’ll miss the game due to their injury status.
  • Toronto couldn’t score in two consecutive games against Chicago Fire.
  • Chicago Fire conceded in only one of the last three games.

Betting Odds for Chicago Fire vs Toronto Predictions

Make sure to pay close attention to these graphics as they contain valuable Chicago Fire vs Toronto head-to-head statistics.

Head to Head

01/06/23

USA MLS USA

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Toronto FC

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

0

14/07/22

USA MLS USA

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

ca

Toronto FC

2

0

29/05/22

USA MLS USA

ca

Toronto FC

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

3

2

12/02/22

America Friendlies America

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

ca

Toronto FC

0

1

03/10/21

USA MLS USA

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Toronto FC

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

3

1

Last Five - Chicago Fire

19/05/24

USA MLS USA

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

3

1

L

16/05/24

USA MLS USA

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

0

L

12/05/24

USA MLS USA

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

3

1

L

05/05/24

USA MLS USA

New England Revolution

New England Revolution

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

0

L

28/04/24

USA MLS USA

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

0

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Chicago Fire odds: -126 – 54.0%

Draw odds: +240 – 28.0%

Toronto odds: +400 – 18.0%

Given the visitors’ abysmal form, is an Under 0.5 Toronto Goals bet at +189 really that much of a gamble? Our betting tip has a 34.60% chance of success, but we believe those numbers should be significantly higher, considering the Canucks’ lack of attacking punch. Chicago Fire are logically the bookie’s expected winners ahead of this match as they have a whopping 54.0% win probability ahead of Sunday’s game.

Chicago Fire vs Toronto Lineups & Team News

Chicago Fire

We believe that time will prove sacking coach Ezra Hendrickson was the right call from Chicago Fire’s board. Just take a look at how well the team has been doing without him. With three victories in the last four league games, how could our Chicago Fire vs Toronto predictions not favor the home side?

Predicted lineup – Brady (GK), Dean, Pineda, Czichos, Navarro, Herbers, Gimenez, Haile-Selassie, Shaqiri, Gutierrez & Koutsias

Toronto

Similar to Chicago Fire, the Canucks’ chiefs decided to let coach Bob Bradley go. It will take time before Terry Dunfield can insert his style in the club, so it’s no surprise the bookmakers consider Toronto the underdogs in this clash.

Predicted lineup – Ranjitsnigh (GK), Gutierrez, Mabika, Hedges, Marshall-Rutty, Servania, Kaye, Insigne, Bernardeschi, Kerr & Sapong

Player to Watch: Lorenzo Insigne

Say what you want about Toronto’s poor results in the 2023 Major League Soccer campaign, but coach Dunfield has some world-class players at his disposal. A fine example is Lorenzo Insigne. The former Napoli captain and Italian national team star is proving his worth this season. He missed the better part of the season due to his injury status but managed to quickly turn things around with three goals and two assists. This leaves our Chicago Fire vs Toronto predictions vulnerable, as the Italian maestro might make a difference for his new coach at any point of the game.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire
4-2-3-1
34
Christopher Brady
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24
Robert Jonathan Dean Jr
us
22
Mauricio Pineda
us
5
Rafael Czichos
de
6
Miguel Navarro
ve
21
Fabian Herbers
de
30
Gaston Gimenez
py
7
Maren Haile-Selassie
ch
10
Xherdan Shaqiri
ch
17
Brian Gutierrez
us
19
Georgios Koutsias
gr
Substitutes
27
Kendall Burks
us
32
Missael Rodriguez
us
4
Carlos Teran
co
20
Jairo Torres
mx
23
Kei Kamara
sl
18
Spencer Richey
us
2
Arnaud Souquet
fr
11
Kacper Przybylko
pl
3
Daniel Aceves
mx

Toronto FC

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4-4-2
1
Sean Johnson
us
19
Kobe Franklin
ca
27
Shane O'Neill
us
17
Sigurd Rosted
no
28
Raoul Petretta
it
29
Deandre Kerr
ca
5
Franco Ibarra
ar
21
Jonathan Osorio
ca
7
Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty
ca
20
Ayo Akinola
ca
9
C.J. Sapong
us
Substitutes
47
Kosi Thompson
ca
81
Themi Antonoglou
ca
6
Aime Mabika
us
77
Jordan Perruzza
ca
30
Tomas Romero
sv
23
Brandon Servania
us
11
Latif Blessing
gh
2
Matt Hedges
us
52
Alonso Coello
es

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Chicago Fire vs Toronto Prediction


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.