Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City 3/19/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/18/2022 at 10:18 AM ET

Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City 3/19/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Chicago Fire FC hosts Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in an inter-conference matchday 4 fixture.  Chicago Fire is sixth in the Eastern Conference table at 1-2-0 on five points with a goal difference of +2. The Chicago Fire defeated DC United on the road 2-0 last Saturday. Jonathan Bortstein and Stansilav Ivanov each scored one goal for Chicago in the victory.

Chicago opened the regular season in the MLS with a scoreless draw at Miami, followed by another scoreless draw at home against Orlando before defeating DC United on the road last weekend. Ivanov and Bornstein have scored the only two goals for Chicago this season. Gaston Gimenez has the only assist of the season through three matches.

Sporting Kansas City is 12th in the Western Conference table at 1-0-2 on three points with a goal difference of -3. Sporting Kansas City was defeated by the Colorado Rapids 2-0 in their most recent MLS fixture. Sporting KC opened its season with a 3-1 loss on the road to Atlanta United, before defeating the Houston Dynamo 1-0 at home in the second week of the regular season.

Sporting Kansas City, including during the playoffs, has lost six of the last eight matches with two wins thrown in. Prior to its current poor run, Sporting Kansas City had lost only five times in its previous 26 matches in the MLS, with 15 victories and six draws. Remi Walter and Daniel Salloi each have one goal and Sporting Kansas City has yet to post an assist.

Sporting Kansas City has five victories in the last six matches head-to-head with the Chicago fire, while the other match ended in a draw. The only victory for Chicago in its last 10 matches versus Sporting KC was in July of 2016 at home. Chicago is off to a better start than Sporting Kansas City and will be on its home pitch at Soldier Field giving the Fire a big advantage against a struggling 11 for SKC. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Fire wins 2-1.

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