D.C. United vs Chicago Fire Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

D.C. United takes on the Chicago Fire at Audi Field on Sunday, May 26th. This Eastern Conference matchup holds weight for both teams, with D.C….

D.C. United vs Chicago Fire

D.C. United takes on the Chicago Fire at Audi Field on Sunday, May 26th. This Eastern Conference matchup holds weight for both teams, with D.C. United aiming to solidify their playoff position and Chicago Fire desperately seeking points to avoid the lower reaches of the standings.

  • Matchup: D.C. United vs Chicago Fire
  • Competition: Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • Date: Sunday, May 26th, 2024 (early hours of 26th for some time zones)
  • Time: 11:30 PM PST
  • Venue: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.

Prediction:

D.C. United is favored to win based on recent form and home advantage. However, Chicago Fire’s desperate need for points and a potential new manager bounce under Frank Klopas could make this a closer contest. Expect a determined Chicago side challenging for possession and looking to counter-attack.

Lineups (Predicted):

  • D.C. United (4-2-3-1):
    • GK: Alex Bono
    • DF: Donovan Pines, Steven Birnbaum, Adrien Henriques, Brad Smith
    • MF: Marlon Gressel, Jeferson
    • FW: Paul Arriola, Tello Alexander, Taxiarchis Fountas
    • ST: Christian Benteke
  • Chicago Fire (4-4-2):
    • GK: Chris Brady
    • DF: Alan Franco, Rafael Czichos, Carlos Terán, Miguel Ángel Heras
    • MF: Brian Gutierrez, Gastón Giménez, Mauricio Pineda, Ezra Hendrickson
    • FW: Jhonathan Cifuentes, Chris Mueller

Odds (Remember, odds can change closer to the match):

  • Winner:
    • D.C. United: -150 (60% chance of winning)
    • Chicago Fire: +350 (22% chance of winning)
    • Draw: +280 (18% chance of winning)
  • Over/Under Goals:
    • Over 2.5 Goals: -110
    • Under 2.5 Goals: +100
  • Both Teams to Score (BTTS):
    • Yes: -130
    • No: +110

Head-to-Head (H2H):

  • The matchup has been fairly even historically, with both teams winning a similar number of encounters.
  • However, D.C. United has dominated recently, winning their last meeting 4-0 in September 2023.
  • Only one out of the last five H2H games saw both teams score.

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