In one of the matches of the 9th round of the MLS, the Chicago Fire will host Cincinnati. We analyze the form of the teams and give a forecast.
"Chicago Fire" continues to fail the season. After eight matches, the team has only four points, and as for the results, in addition to six defeats, there is a victory and a draw. The only victory was obtained in the confrontation with "Inter" Miami (1-0), and the division of points took place in the meeting with "New England Revolution" (2-2). Now the Chicago Fire is in the penultimate 13th place and is seven points behind the playoff zone.
Although Cincinnati closes out the Eastern Conference standings, it has a better overall position, as it scored the same four points as the Chicago Fire, but did so after seven games, and Chicago after eight. In the previous two rounds, Cincinnati lost by a combined score of 0-3, being weaker than the New England Revolution (0-1) and the Colorado Rapids (0-2). And before that, Cincinnati got its first win of the season, breaking the resistance of Montreal (2-1).
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Kronholm, Ivanov (knee injuries) - Chicago Fire. Bailey (hip injury), Van der Werff (hernia) - Cincinnati.
Statistics and figures:
- "Chicago Fire" achieved one victory in eight matches;
- Cincinnati won one game out of seven;
- "Chicago Fire" is the favorite of the upcoming match.
"Chicago Fire" surpasses "Cincinnati" in the level of play, which is what it should prove on the field and climb the standings.