Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 11/7/21
The Columbus Crew will be going for their second consecutive home win when they face the Chicago Fire on Sunday afternoon. Columbus is coming off a 3-1 win over DC. Chicago is coming off a 1-0 loss to New York City.
Columbus is 4-4-2 in its last 10 games against Chicago.
Crew Going For Third Consecutive Win
Columbus played well down the stretch, winning three of their last five games. They are three points behind New York in the Eastern Conference standings and will try to clinch the final playoff spot in the conference with a win over the Fire, but they will need a lot of help from three other teams to make it happen.
Columbus played well offensively, scoring 44 goals in 33 games. They scored three goals in their last game, with nine of their 18 shots on target.
Lucas Zelarayán scored a brace for the Crew, Pedro Santos scored the other goal, while Darlington Nagbe and Miguel Berry picked up an assist.
Columbus has played well defensively, giving up 45 goals so far. They gave up one goal in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to win this game.
Fire Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
The Fire had their three-game unbeaten run snapped by New York City in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the crew, which will keep the Crew out of the playoffs.
Chicago has struggled offensively, scoring 36 goals in 33 games. They didn’t score a goal in their last game, despite having five of their nine shots on target.
Robert Beric and Luka Stojanovic lead Chicago with eight goals, while Ignacio Aliseda has four goals.
Chicago has also struggled defensively, giving up 52 goals so far. They gave up a goal in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to get the win.
Side: Columbus Crew -1.5
Columbus is playing well at the moment, especially at home where they have won four of their last five games. They didn’t give up a lot of goals during the stretch and they’re going up against a Chicago team that has only one win in their last seven road games. With a slim chance to make the playoffs on the line, expect the Crew to play well and pick up the win.
Total: Under 3
The Crew are averaging 1.33 goals per game and 1.93 goals per game at home. They averaged 1.33 goals per game in their last three games against the Fire. With Chicago giving up 1.57 goals per game, the Crew will hit their average in this game. The Fire are averaging 1.09 goals per game and 0.81 goals per game on the road. They averaged one goal per game in their last three games against the Crew. Even though Chicago is giving up 1.36 goals per game, the Fire won’t score enough goals to push the score over the total.