Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire pre-match information

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sun 26.June
Match begins: 00:00 (UTC)
Venue: PMC Stadium (1000 seats)

This game features two contenders residing in the lower parts of the Major League Soccer, Houston Dynamo holding 10th position and Chicago Fire in 13th. A nice chance for one of the squads to improve their position.

Insights:
  • Houston Dynamo have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Chicago Fire is in the worst form (1-1-4)

Chicago Fire have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1700 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

L L L W L

Houston Dynamo form and stats

Houston Dynamo have played 8 Major League Soccer games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-3-2 (wins-draws-losses). When Houston Dynamo hosts teams that live in the bottom of the table (like Sporting KC, Minnesota United, Houston Dynamo, Portland Timbers and SJ Earthquakes), they have won 1 of 2 matches!

The followers are hoping that Houston Dynamo will strike back in this fixture, putting things right after the 1-2 away loss in the match against Orlando City. The talented striker Ferreira bested all teammates in that match and got a match rating of 7.41 out of 10. Ferreira scored one goal, hit two key passes and dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times.

Heartbreak before that as Houston lost 0-3 at Real Salt Lake's place.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Houston Dynamo handle that role? We have found 12 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are 3 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats.

The manager Nagamura will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Portland Timbers in only four days.

The Houston fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 10 in 8 matches.

W L L D L

Chicago Fire form and stats

There's been little loot from Chicago Fire's travels as they have only collected 5 points from 8 away games in the Major League Soccer. Chicago Fire only have 1 win to counter their 5 defeats and 2 draws. The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Chicago Fire have lost on their last two travels.

Chicago Fire are travelling after their nice 1-0 home win in the fixture against DC United. World class coaching! That was the thoughts of manager Hendrickson when Herbers scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 65th minute. Midfielder Giménez was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 8.1. Giménez hit four key passes and had 46 successful passes (of 54 total).

Prior to that match, the Chicago manager Hendrickson faced defeat when travelling to Toronto and losing 2-3.

We have checked recent matches where Chicago Fire have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those 13 games were 0 victories, 1 draw and 12 defeats.

A quick return to home after this game, as Chicago are hosting Philadelphia Union in the Major League Soccer only four days away.

As for defending, Chicago Fire rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 15 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Previous ten meetings between these participants: Houston Dynamo won three, Chicago Fire triumphed in four and we saw three draws. four games with over 2,5 goals, six matches with under 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

Houston DynamoC. Ferreira Vidal
C. Ferreira Vidal
6 goals
HoustonC. Quintero Villalba
C. Quintero Villalba
5 goals
Chicago FireK. Przybyłko
K. Przybyłko
3 goals

Houston Dynamo missing players

Chicago Fire missing players

Houston Dynamo Chicago Fire
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
15 8 2 Played P 1 8 15
5 3 1 Won W 0 1 3
3 3 1 Drew D 0 2 5
7 2 0 Lost L 1 5 7
18 10 4 Scored S 0 8 14
19 8 3 Conceded C 3 15 20
87% 75% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 88% 73%
73% 62% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 62% 53%
53% 38% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 50% 47%
13% 12% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 38% 27%
7% 12% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 38% 20%
47% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 38% 40%
27% 38% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 40%
40% 38% 50% Failed to Score F T 100% 50% 47%
 
3.5 4.5 3.5 Corners for (avg) C F 3 4 4.6
6.7 6.9 7 Corners against (avg) C A 8 4.6 3.7
3.1 2.6 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 2.8 2.9
3 3 1 Red cards R C 1 2 4
 
10.9 11.6 14 Shots (avg) S ( 13 14.9 13.1
3.9 3.8 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4.1 3.8
31% 33% 57% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 24% 25%
 
13.7 12 16 Shots against (avg) S A 11 13.5 11.6
4.3 3.5 4 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4 4.4 3.5
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • Chicago Fire have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Chicago Fire have the fewest scored goals in the first half (5) in Major League Soccer
  • Chicago Fire is in the worst form (1-1-4)
  • Houston Dynamo 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 Los Angeles FC 15 9 3 3 30 17 8 5 2 1 18 9 7 4 1 2 12 8 13 30
2 Real Salt Lake 16 8 4 4 20 19 7 6 1 0 13 4 9 2 3 4 7 15 1 28
3 Austin 15 8 3 4 29 18 7 4 2 1 17 5 8 4 1 3 12 13 11 27
4 Dallas 15 7 4 4 24 15 8 5 1 2 15 8 7 2 3 2 9 7 9 25
5 LA Galaxy 15 7 3 5 18 16 8 4 1 3 10 10 7 3 2 2 8 6 2 24
6 Nashville SC 16 6 5 5 19 18 6 2 3 1 8 6 10 4 2 4 11 12 1 23
7 Seattle Sounders 14 6 2 6 20 17 7 4 1 2 13 7 7 2 1 4 7 10 3 20
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 16 6 2 8 18 28 7 4 2 1 11 8 9 2 0 7 7 20 -10 20
9 Colorado Rapids 15 5 4 6 17 18 8 5 2 1 12 4 7 0 2 5 5 14 -1 19
10 Houston Dynamo 15 5 3 7 18 19 8 3 3 2 10 8 7 2 0 5 8 11 -1 18
11 Minnesota United 15 5 3 7 16 17 8 3 2 3 10 7 7 2 1 4 6 10 -1 18
12 Portland Timbers 16 3 7 6 22 26 7 2 3 2 12 10 9 1 4 4 10 16 -4 16
13 Sporting KC 17 4 4 9 16 29 8 3 2 3 8 8 9 1 2 6 8 21 -13 16
14 SJ Earthquakes 16 3 6 7 25 34 8 3 4 1 17 16 8 0 2 6 8 18 -9 15

Read more about Major League Soccer

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.