MLS – New York Red Bulls v Chicago Fire Preview (21/4/18)

Match Preview

The Red Bulls are deserving short favourites here, but around 1.75 they are a little skinner on a -1 handicap than I would've preferred. They should be able to outscore Chicago, but the Fire do have some decent attackers like Nemanja Nikolic, plus some guys like Dax McCarty who will be eager to catch the eye against his former club. NYRB knocked out the Fire 4-0 in last year playoffs so should be after some revenge as well. I still expect the Red Bulls to win though, but my preferred bet is over 3 goals. There’s always a frantic element to NYRB fixtures, whilst at the moment Chicago look incapable of defending. This should be a high scoring contest.

Prediction: 4-1

Recommended bet 1 unit: Over 3 goals @1.91