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New York City FC vs. Chicago Fire 5/22/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

New York City FC vs Chicago Fire Odds & Info

Game New York City FC vs Chicago Fire
Date & Time Sunday May 22, 2022, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Citi Field Queens, NY
Latest odds
NYCFC -222 ; O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

New York City FC hosts Chicago Fire on Sunday in a MLS Eastern Conference fixture. New York City FC is second in the conference table at 6-2-3 on 20 points with a goal difference +13. New York City FC is only one point adrift of the first place Philadelphia Union and has one match in hand. New York City FC defeated the DC United 2-0 on Wednesday for its third straight victory.

New York City FC is unbeaten in each of its last six matches with five wins and one draw. The club has four straight clean sheets. Valentin Castellanos is the leading goal scorer for New York City FC with seven, while Thiago is second with four. Talles Magno and Santiago Rodriguez are the co-leaders in assists with four apiece, while Maxi Moralez has two.

Chicago Fire is last or 14th in the conference table at 2-5-5 on 11 points with a goal difference of -5. Chicago is tied on points with 13th place Toronto but trails in wins 3 to 2. Chicago battled on the road to a 3-3 draw against the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday. Chicago led 3-2 but gave up a second-half stoppage time (90’+1’) equalizer and had to share spoils.

Chicago is winless over its last eight matches following Wednesday's draw with New York. Chicago led after scoring in the 89th minute but gave up the equalizer a minute later. It was the first time since October 2020 that Chicago has not won after leading in the 89th minute or after. Xherdan Shaqiri is the leading goal scorer for Chicago with three, while Brian Gutierrez is the leader in assists with two.

Free Soccer Pick:

Draw +325

New York City FC has not lost in any of its last eight matches at home in MLS play against Chicago with six wins and two draws. New York City FC has won each of its last six at home versus Chicago. The Fire are last in the Eastern Conference but battled on the road to a draw with the New York Red Bulls and look for much of the same on Sunday. Final Score Prediction, Draw 2-2.

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