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NYCFC vs Chicago Fire Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: May 24, 2022Last updated: Jul 13, 2022

In 2nd place in the league right now, NYCFC (6-3-2; 20 points) host Chicago Fire (2-5-5; 11 points), who are in 14th place in the league, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Kick off is at 5:00 pm ET. NYCFC, who have won in five of the last six matches, head into this match with vital home advantage.

NYCFC have a record of 6-1-3 in their last 10 matches against the Chicago Fire. October 28, 2021 was the last time the sides clashed with each other and it ended in a 1-0 win for the Pigeons. NYCFC have outscored Fire across these head-to-head matches, scoring 15 goals to their 11.

NYCFC vs Chicago Fire Prediction

FanDuel have the NYCFC as strong favorites going into this match with odds of -250, while the Chicago Fire are +550 outsiders. 2 total goals are predicted.

NYCFC enter into this game in 2nd place in the league having secured six wins, three losses and two draws in their last 11 matches. The team has had five wins in the most recent six matches and have netted a total of 23 so far, conceding 10. This has mostly been because of the talent displayed by Valentin Castellanos, who has seven goals, and Thiago who has four. In their most recent match, NYCFC fell to D.C. United 0-2.

Chicago Fire head into this game in 14th place in the league having secured two wins, five losses and five draws in their previous 12 matches. The squad has had four losses in the latest five matches and have bagged a total of 11 so far, conceding 16 goals. This has mostly been because of the accomplishments of Xherdan Shaqiri, who has three goals, and Kacper Przybylko who has two. In their most recent match, Fire drew against Red Bulls 3-3.

The latest squad news is that NYCFC will be without Anton Tinnerholm. Chicago Fire will be without Spencer Richey and Javier Casas.

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Moneyline Pick: NYCFC (-250) at FanDuel

NYCFC are considered to be the favorite according to the market. The club has been enjoying a good month so far, coming into this match with a recent win percentage that’s been delicated. In contrast Fire have a win percentage that’s been pretty subpar.

NYCFC vs Chicago Fire Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: NYCFC (-250), Chicago Fire (+550)
  • Spread: NYCFC -1 (-131), Chicago Fire 1 (+104)
  • Over/Under: Under 2.5 Goals (+105), Over 2.5 Goals (-145)

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NYCFC vs Chicago Fire Betting Trends

  • Record last 10 games: NYCFC 6-2-2, Chicago Fire 2-5-3
  • Home/Road Split: NYCFC (6-3-2), Chicago Fire (2-5-5)
  • Head-To-Head: NYCFC’s record is 6-1-3 in their last 16 matches against the Chicago Fire
  • Match Type: League

Over/Under Pick: Under 2.5 Total Goals (+105) at BetMGM

NYCFC have scored an average of 1.0 goals per game so far this month. Fire have averaged 2.0 goals per game up through now this month in comparison.

Spread Pick: NYCFC -1 Goal (-131) at FOX Bet

NYCFC will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order for the bet to win.

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