Atlanta United will be looking to the winning ways in the major League Soccer this weekend when they travel to Soldier Field for a faceoff against Chicago Fire at their home turf. Match day schedules for July 31 at 00:00 EAT.
Chicago fire is definitely one of the surprise packages in the MLS Eastern Conference this season. The club is on a three game winning streak ahead of this game and they will be determined to go for the fourth. The fine form has seen Chicago Fire climb up the table to the ninth place with 28 points, two points to the final series playoffs.
Chicago Fire will be looking for another win after 1-3 MLS win to beat Vancouver Whitecaps in their most recent game. In that match, Chicago Fire had 61% possession, 16 shots with four of them on target and goals scored by Xherdan Shaqiri (13′), Rafael Czichos (76′) and Chris Mueller (90′). Vancouver Whitecaps got eight shots with three of them on target and a goal by Lucas Cavallini (54′).
Atlanta United on the other side is not on their best this season – currently in the 12th place with 21 points after 21 points. In their campaign this season they have six wins against nine loses and six draws. Coming into this game, they are winless in five of their last six matches. Atlanta’s struggles are intense at home where they are without a win since April.
Atlanta United will be aiming to bounce back after 2-0 MLS defeat at the hands of Los Angeles Galaxy in their most recent game. In that match, Atlanta United had 51% possession and 12 shots with three of them on target. Los Angeles Galaxy got 10 shots with six of them on target and goals by Kévin Cabral (7′) and Dejan Joveljić (96′).
Chicago Fire vs. Atlanta United head to head
These two sides have had 11 head to head encounters since 2017; Atlanta United claims six victories and Chicago Fire five victories.
- Atlanta 4-1 Chicago 08/05/22
- Chicago 3-0 Atlanta 04/07/21
- Atlanta 3-1 Chicago 25/04/21
- Chicago 2-0 Atlanta 28/09/20
- Chicago 5-1 Atlanta 04/07/19
- Vancouver 1-3 Chicago
- Chicago 1-0 Seattle
- Chicago 2-0 Toronto
- Chicago 2-3 Columbus
- San Jose 2-1 Chicago
- LA Galaxy 2-0 Atlanta
- Atlanta 1-1 Orlando
- Atlanta 2-1 Salt Lake
- Atlanta 0-3 Austin
- New York City 2-2 Atlanta
Chicago Fire team news
Gor the hosts, Wyatt Omsberg will sit on bench for this fixture through injuries.
Atlanta United team news
Manager Gonzalo Pineda has a long list of injury; Osvaldo Alonso,Andrew Gutman, Ronald Hernández, Emerson Hyndman, Brad Guzan, Dylan Castanheira, Miles Robinson and Brooks Lennon have been ruled have all been ruled out of this game through injuries.
Prediction and odds
Chicago Fire won three consecutive games ahead of this fixture while Atlanta United won just one of their last five matches.
- Chicago Fire Win
- Both teams to score