CF Montreal vs. Chicago Fire 9/13/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions
On Tuesday, CF Montreal hosts the Chicago Fire in a MLS Eastern Conference fixture. CF Montreal is second in the conference table at 16-5-9 on 53 points with a goal difference of +8. Montreal battled at home to a 2-2 draw with Columbus Crew on Friday. Victor Wanyama scored in the 89th minute for Montreal and Zachary Brault-Guillard scored in stoppage time to help Montreal overcome a 2-0 deficit and share the spoils.
Montreal became just the 12th club in the history of the MLS to earn a point after trailing at the start of the 89th minute and the first since August of 2020 when Real Salt Lake did the same. Romell Quioto is the leading goal scorer for Montreal with 15, while Djordje Mihailovic has scored eight. Kei Kamara is the leader in assists with six and two others have five each.
The Chicago Fire is 12th in the conference table at 9-8-13 on 35 points with a goal difference of -8. Chicago took all three points at home with a 3-1 victory over Inter Miami on Saturday. Jhon Duran scored a brace for Chicago with goals in the 40th and 87th minute and Xherdan Shaqiri completed the scoring for Chicago with a goal in the 64th minute.
Chicago has lost just one of its last five matches on the road with two wins and two draws. Chicago has played to nil-nil draws in each of its last two away matches. Xherdan Shaqiri, Jhon Duran and Kacper Przybylko are the leading goal scorers for Chicago with five each. Shaqiri is the leader in assists with six, while Christopher Mueller has four.
Montreal has three consecutive victories head-to-head against Chicago with clean sheets in each of the three including its most recent 2-0 victory played on August 27 in Chicago. Montreal has moved up to second place in the Eastern Conference table and has far more incentive to take all three points at home as Chicago is only 12th in the table. Final Score Prediction, CF Montreal wins 2-0.