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Chicago Fire vs. FC Cincinnati 5/14/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati Odds & Info

Game Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati
Date & Time Saturday May 14, 2022, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Soldier Field Chicago, IL
Latest odds
CHI +103 ; O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Chicago Fire hosts FC Cincinnati in a MLS Eastern Conference fixture on Saturday. Chicago Fire is last in the conference table at 2-4-4 on 10 points with a goal difference of -4. Chicago was defeated by Atlanta United 4-1 last Saturday and the Fire are winless in each of their last six MLS matches. Chicago has a tough defense that has allowed just 11 goals, but the Fire are poor on attack, scoring just seven goals in 10 matches.

During their current six-match winless run, Chicago has two draws and four losses. Chicago has allowed nine goals during its current three-match losing skid. Kacper Przybylko and Xheridan Shaqiri are the leading goal scorers for Chicago two each while Gaston Jimenez, Brian Gutierrez and Fabian Herbers each have one assist.

FC Cincinnati is off to a surprisingly strong start at fifth in the conference table at 5-1-5 on 16 points with a goal difference of -3. FC Cincinnati was defeated by the New England Revolution 5-1 on Wednesday in the US  Open Cup round of 32. Cincinnati defeated Minnesota United in Minnesota 1-0 last weekend in their most recent MLS fixture. Cincinnati has three consecutive victories in the MLS.

Cincinnati's current three-match winning streak is its longest in club history. The three straight victories come following a stretch in which Cincinnati won just three of 33 MLS fixtures, with eight draws and 22 losses dating back to July of 2021. Brandon Vazquez is the leading goal scorer for Cincinnati with six and Ronald Matarrita and Vazquez are the leaders in assists with two each.

Free Soccer Pick:

FC Cincinnati +258

Chicago and Cincinnati are 2-2-2 in their six all-time matches in the MLS. However, Chicago is playing poorly as the Fire have gone six consecutive matches without a victory, while Cincinnati is a polar opposite with three consecutive victories in MLS play. Cincinnati is coming off a big 1-0 victory on the road over Minnesota United and will win their fourth straight on Saturday with another road win. Final Score Prediction, FC Cincinnati wins 1-0.

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