Tonight, starting 18:00 GMT, we have a Major League Soccer contest that should provide us some winnings. We’re talking about Minnesota United – Chicago Fire, on TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota United – Started the season with a win, 2-1 at Orlando, and the game looked pretty awesome for the visitors. “A lot of things that we’ve been working on were pretty evident on the game,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath, according to the team’s official site. Last year, Minnesota needed five matches to obtain the first victory. Unfortunately, Kevin Molino suffered a left ACL tear that will probably have him out for the rest of the season. Minnesota has managed to win just two of the last nine fixtures on home soil, but will likely fight a little harder this season, as it is the last one on TCF Bank Stadium. From 2019, Minnesota will play on brand new arena.
Chicago Fire – Eliminated in the first round of the play-offs last season, is looking for a better performance this year. And with players like veteran Bastian Schweinsteiger and already proven goalscorer Nemanja Nikolić, why would we expect less? “We just need to do a better job at defending as a group, and make sure that if things don’t go our way then we have to regroup and become more compact,” said midfielder Tony Tchani after his team lost the first game of the season, 3-4, at home, against Sporting Kansas City. Nikolić scored a brace in the fixture. We saw at least three goals in Chicago’s eight of the last nine away meetings. Djordje Mihailovic, Michael de Leeuw, Jonathan Campbell and Grant Lillard are out for the trip to Minnesota.
Minnesota United – Chicago Fire – Prediction
Although Chicago has some injury concerns, the visitors are eager to get the first win of the season. Last year, Minnesota triumphed on the road, 2-1. Two offensive minded teams that always had some trouble in the back. Must go for some goals here!
Prediction: both to score, odds 1.51
Minnesota United - Chicago Fire