Here's what we know about the Columbus Crew - Chicago Fire match:

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sat 19.June
Match begins: 23:30 (UTC)

On paper it looks like advantage Columbus Crew in this game against Chicago Fire, but the visitors will fight to the end. Here's our full match preview!

Insights:
  • Columbus Crew have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Chicago Fire have the fewest scored goals (4) in Major League Soccer

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Columbus Crew form and stats

Columbus Crew have collected seven points from their first three Major League Soccer games here, a promising start. Two home wins in a row for Columbus bring valid hopes of a third.

A nice win for Columbus last time playing, versus Toronto. That was also a home game and the match ended 2-1 with Gyasi Zardes and Luis Díaz scoring for the victors. Pedro Santos was "man of the match" with a rating of 8.33 out of 10. The defender Santos signed up for two assists, hit three key passes and won 7 of 11 duels.

In the game before, an away victory match versus New York City with a 2-1 scoreline.

The manager C. Porter will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Philadelphia Union in only four days.

Columbus Crew have proved capable of finding the net in their games here with 5 goals in 3 league matches. From these home matches, Columbus have conceded only 2 goals.

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Chicago Fire form and stats

It's not happening yet for Chicago Fire on their Major League Soccer travels, with zero points from their first 3 away games. Maybe today will be different? Three consecutive losses in away matches means Chicago are growing more and more desperate for a good performance on the road.

Home advantage was not enough for Chicago Fire in their previous game, as they lost their Major League Soccer-match, hosting Montreal Impact, 0-1. Midfielder Álvaro Medrán was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 8.74. Medrán hit five key passes and dribled passed the opponent 5 of 7 times.

A home win before that, celebrating 1-0 vs Inter Miami.

After this away game Chicago Fire return home for a Major League Soccer game against Cincinnati. That game is only four sleeps after this.

Chicago Fire are seemingly not capable of scoring regularly on their travels in the league. They have only managed 1 goal from 3 away games. For Chicago, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Columbus victories, six draws and one Chicago Fire win. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

ColumbusL. Zelarayán
L. Zelarayán
3 goals
Chicago FireL. Stojanović
L. Stojanović
3 goals
Columbus CrewL. Díaz Espinoza
L. Díaz Espinoza
1 goals

Columbus Crew missing players

Chicago Fire missing players

Columbus Crew Chicago Fire
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
7 3 2 Played P 2 3 7
3 2 2 Won W 0 0 1
2 1 0 Drew D 0 0 1
2 0 0 Lost L 2 3 5
7 5 5 Scored S 1 1 4
6 2 2 Conceded C 5 6 11
71% 67% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
57% 67% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 57%
43% 67% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 33% 29%
14% 33% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 33% 29%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
43% 67% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 33% 29%
29% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 14%
57% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 67% 57%
 
3 4 5.5 Corners for (avg) C F 3 3.3 5.9
4.9 3.7 2.5 Corners against (avg) C A 4 4.7 4.7
1.6 1.7 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 2 1.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
8.3 10.3 10 Shots (avg) S ( 10 11 14.1
3.1 5 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.5 3.3 4.3
32% 33% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 11% 10% 13%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • Chicago Fire have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Chicago Fire have lost all their away matches so far.
  • Chicago Fire have the fewest scored goals (1) away in Major League Soccer
  • Chicago Fire have the fewest scored goals (4) in Major League Soccer
  • Chicago Fire have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Chicago Fire haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Chicago Fire is in the worst form (1-0-5)
  • Columbus Crew have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Columbus Crew have won significantly more corners at home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 New England 8 5 2 1 11 7 4 4 0 0 7 2 4 1 2 1 4 5 4 17
2 Philadelphia Union 8 4 2 2 9 5 5 2 1 2 6 5 3 2 1 0 3 0 4 14
3 Orlando City 7 3 3 1 8 4 4 2 2 0 5 1 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 12
4 New York City 7 3 2 2 13 7 3 1 1 1 7 3 4 2 1 1 6 4 6 11
5 Nashville SC 7 2 5 0 9 6 5 2 3 0 7 4 2 0 2 0 2 2 3 11
6 Montreal Impact 8 3 2 3 10 9 3 1 1 1 5 4 5 2 1 2 5 5 1 11
7 Columbus Crew 7 3 2 2 7 6 3 2 1 0 5 2 4 1 1 2 2 4 1 11
8 Atlanta United 7 2 4 1 9 7 3 2 1 0 6 3 4 0 3 1 3 4 2 10
9 New York RB 7 3 0 4 10 10 4 3 0 1 7 3 3 0 0 3 3 7 0 9
10 DC United 8 3 0 5 8 11 4 2 0 2 3 3 4 1 0 3 5 8 -3 9
11 Inter Miami 8 2 2 4 8 13 4 0 1 3 3 9 4 2 1 1 5 4 -5 8
12 Toronto 7 1 2 4 8 12 2 1 1 0 4 2 5 0 1 4 4 10 -4 5
13 Chicago Fire 7 1 1 5 4 11 4 1 1 2 3 5 3 0 0 3 1 6 -7 4
14 Cincinnati 6 1 1 4 6 15 2 0 0 2 2 4 4 1 1 2 4 11 -9 4

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Major League Soccer (often known simply as MLS) is the top level of football (soccer) in the United States and Canada. MLS has 24 teams divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team play 34 fixtures to decide a league table champion. The top fourteen teams then compete in playoff to crown a MLS Cup champion.