Chicago Fire vs Charlotte Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

The stage is set for a rematch between Eastern Conference foes at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, May 16th, 2024. The Chicago Fire, hungry…

Chicago Fire vs Charlotte

The stage is set for a rematch between Eastern Conference foes at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, May 16th, 2024. The Chicago Fire, hungry for revenge after a season-opening defeat to Charlotte FC, welcomes their rivals back for a chance to settle the score.

Match

  • Teams: Chicago Fire vs Charlotte FC
  • Compettition: MLS 2024
  • Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2024 (**Double-check closer to the date for confirmation)
  • Time: Time is yet to be confirmed, but MLS matches typically start between 1:00 PM and 8:15 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4).
  • Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Prediction

Soldier Field is set for a passionate rematch with both teams aiming for different goals:

  • Chicago Fire Win (Possible, but Needs Tactical Tweaks): Playing at home with a fired-up fanbase, the Fire has a chance to win. However, the Chicago defense needs to be sharper to prevent a repeat of the opening day defeat. Implementing a more effective strategy against Charlotte FC’s attack will be crucial.
  • Draw (Possible Outcome): Both teams might adopt a cautious approach, leading to a tightly contested match that ends in a draw.
  • Charlotte FC Win (Favorable, but Needs Composed Performance): Charlotte FC, with their recent winning form and experience from the previous encounter, are the favorites. However, maintaining their composure and avoiding unnecessary fouls under pressure from the home crowd will be important to securing another victory.

Lineups (Predicted)

Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1):

  • Goalkeeper: Ezra Blake
  • Defenders: Rafael Czichos, Francisco Calvo, Wyatt Omstead, Boris Sekulić
  • Midfielders: Mauricio Pineda, Gastón Giménez
  • Forwards: Brian Gutiérrez, Jhonathan Cifuentes, Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Striker: Robert Berić

Charlotte FC (4-3-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Kristjan Ipsen
  • Defenders: Henry Winks, Jaylin Lindsey, Christian Makoun, Anton Walkes
  • Midfielders: Cristian Ortíz, Jean Mota, Yangel Herrera
  • Forwards: André Shinyashiki, Karol Świderski, Ben Bender

Odds: Chicago Fire vs Charlotte

(subject to change, always check with your preferred sportsbook)

  • Chicago Fire Win: Underdog (around +3.50)
  • Draw: Likely Outcome (around +2.80)
  • Charlotte FC Win: Favorite (around -2.20)

H2H (Head-to-Head)

This is a new matchup, but the single encounter holds weight:

  • Charlotte FC’s Domination: In their only meeting in the season opener, Charlotte FC secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire.

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