New England Revolution v. Chicago Fire
Saturday, October 20, 19:30 ET
Chicago Makes Last Playoff Push on the Road
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In Europe, soccer action is getting started, as the Premiership and other top leagues around Spain, France, and elsewhere are just beginning. In North America, meanwhile, there is plenty of Major League Soccer play to enjoy as action as the MLS is heading towards the playoffs with plenty of possibilities and points up for grabs.
The season is nearing an end, and the races are still going on in the eastern conference, as the Chicago Fire look to continue their unlikely run up the table as they play their second to last game, visiting the New England Revolution.
The Fire sit in second position in the east at the moment, with 17 wins and five draws, a total good for 56 points. They are just one victory and three points behind first place Sporting Kansas City, but have a few teams close behind. DC United is just two points back, while the New York Red Bulls are three points behind. With two matches left, a lot can happen, and each team needs to win to secure a playoff spot.
The Fire will take to the road where they have won six games this season, but have lost seven. Their offense has managed 19 goals, just slightly better than one per game. They won their last road game, however, beating the Red Bulls 2-0 handing New York just their second home loss of the year.
They will play the Revolution, the eastern conference club out of the playoffs and near the bottom of the table in ninth position. They have just seven wins on the year and 29 points, and will stay in that position when the season ends. At home they have earned six of their seven wins and six of their eight draws, outscoring their opponents 22-15.
New England returns home after two road matches, both losses, and have not lost at home in four straight matches. They have allowed just one goal in their last three home matches.
The two clubs have met twice before, with the Fire winning 2-1 in Chicago and the Revolution winning at home 2-0 back in early June.
Betting lines: The Revolution are favoured at home, but barely. The Fire have much more to play for, but New England is looking to play spoiler. This will be a very close match, and the two teams will play to a tie, making the end of the year very interesting. Chicago draws 1-1.