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Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution prediction, betting odds, free tips (18/04/2021)

In the opening round of the 2021 MLS season, Chicago Fire opens their campaign against New England Revolution at Soldier Field. We have done extensive research for this preview, so we can help you out with a few free betting tips.

Free Match Tips from Punditfeed for Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution

In the previous campaign, New England Revolution made it to the Conference Finals, while Chicago Fire could not even make it to the playoffs. With everything to play for, both sides will be gunning to give a good account of their abilities. Here are some bias-free tips we have put together for Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution.

Result First-Half: Draw @ 11/10

Total Goals: Over 2.5 @ 13/20

Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 31/50

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Draw in First-Half

In the club friendlies leading up to the curtain-raiser, both sides have shown a tendency to start slow. Three of Chicago’s last five home friendly games have seen this trend, while it stands at two from five away games. With both sides expectedly lacking match fitness and approaching the game with caution, little action is expected in the first 45 minutes.

Total Goals Over 2.5

Historically, whenever these two sides have come together, there have been goals. The Over 2.5 has been observed in eight of their last ten H2H meetings at Chicago’s home. In club friendlies, Revolution saw the Over 2.5 come to fruition in all four of their away trips, three of Fire’s five home games.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

Raphaël Wicky has seen his side score in six successive games, whilst managing clean-sheets in two of these outings. Meanwhile, New England have improved after their unexpected 0-1 loss to LA Galaxy and have scored 11 goals in the following four matches. With both sides yet to figure out their defensive issues, goals should be seen on either ends.

Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution Fixture Preview

Chicago Fire

The hosts were subjected to trial by fire last campaign, finishing in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference and out of playoffs reckoning. They will be looking to improve on their showings and targeting post-season participation this time around. Chicago will have to start strong and Raphaël Wicky should have his preferred eleven sorted out. Robert Beric will be their talisman at the front and looking to improve on his 11 goals from 20 outings in the 2020 campaign.

New England Revolution

It has been 26 years since the inception of the New England Revolution but have yet to bring continental soccer honours to the Gillette Stadium. Forever in the shadows of their NFL counterparts, Bruce Arena has a tough task on his hands. His men gave a good account of their abilities by finishing 7th in the Eastern Conference and 15th overall, but the job has not finished. Former Valencia midfielder, Carles Gil remains a top attraction. He finished the 2020 MLS campaign with two goals in the final four games, and also troubled LA FC in their club friendly meeting.

Best betting odds for Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution

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April 18, 2021
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Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution

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18/04/21
UM
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
2 - 2
New England Revolution
New England Revolution
06/09/20
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Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
1 - 2
New England Revolution
New England Revolution
07/03/20
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New England Revolution
New England Revolution
1 - 1
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
24/08/19
UM
New England Revolution
New England Revolution
2 - 1
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
09/05/19
UM
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
5 - 0
New England Revolution
New England Revolution

Chicago Fire

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Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
0 - 2
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union
01/05/21
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New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
2 - 0
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
25/04/21
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Atlanta United
Atlanta United
3 - 1
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
08/11/20
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Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
3 - 4
New York City FC
New York City FC
05/11/20
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Minnesota United FC
Minnesota United FC
2 - 2
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire

New England Revolution

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Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union
1 - 1
New England Revolution
New England Revolution
08/05/21
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Nashville SC
Nashville SC
2 - 0
New England Revolution
New England Revolution
01/05/21
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New England Revolution
New England Revolution
2 - 1
Atlanta United
Atlanta United
25/04/21
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New England Revolution
New England Revolution
1 - 0
DC United
DC United
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Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
1 - 0
New England Revolution
New England Revolution

FAQ about Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution

Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution Prediction

When is the kick-off time?

The match will be played on April 18, at 2:30 am GMT.

Where is the game being played?

The game is played at Soldier Field in Chicago

Who is the favourite?

New England Revolution are favourites in the fixture @ 31/20.