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New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire predictions, odds, and free betting tips (01/05/21)

This preview looks into the MLS 2021 match between New York Red Bulls and Chicago Fire at the Red Bull Arena. This game is crucial for both teams who have made an underwhelming start to the new season.

New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire: Best Betting Tips

The two teams will meet up at the Red Bull Arena this weekend are yet to get off the mark after losing both their opening matches. The top predictions for this game would be:

The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

New York Red Bulls win

New York Red Bulls have made a disastrous start to the season and Gerhard Struber is coming into huge pressure after back-to-back losses. The high pressing approach from the hosts is likely to pay off against a Chicago outfit who have not been so great in away games. Chicago Fire have picked up just two away wins since the 2019 MLS campaign.

Total goals over 2.5

The NY Red Bulls team has been able to get three goals in the first two matches and still end up losing games. Chicago Fire also have a similar tally of goals, but they did pick up a point against New England in the first game.

Both teams to score – yes

This match sees Red Bulls come into the game with a lot of history and pedigree. The team has been able to get at least a goal in five out of the last six matches involving Chicago Fire. This bodes well when Red Bulls are pushing high up to win the ball back in the final third. It has left open spaces at the back and it is already subject to exploitation.

New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire: Team Analysis and Match Preview

New York Red Bulls

The Red Bulls come into the picture with back-to-back losses to see them at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table without any points on board. The situation remains grim for the confidence level of the players. Against LA Galaxy, the team made many individual mistakes that were ultimately too costly. Cody Mizell, Héber dos Santos, Justin Haak, Tony Rocha, Thiago Andrade, and Gedion Zelalem are unavailable.

Chicago Fire

The manner of dropping points at the start of the MLS 2021 season will worry Raphael Wicky. If the team dropped a two-goal advantage against the New England Revolution, the second-half collapse against Atlanta provides more cause of concern. Yet, one of the few positives will be the team managing to find a way past any opponent. Elliot Collier, Kenneth Kronholm, Stanislav Ivanov, and Fabian Herbers are unavailable for Chicago.

New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire: Top Betting Odds

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

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New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire

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01/05/21
UM
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
2 - 0
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
24/10/20
UM
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
2 - 2
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
29/06/19
UM
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
3 - 1
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
30/03/19
UM
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
1 - 0
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
12/08/18
UM
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
0 - 1
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

Last 5

08/05/21
UM
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
2 - 0
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
25/04/21
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LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
3 - 2
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
18/04/21
UM
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
1 - 2
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City
21/11/20
UMP
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
3 - 2
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
08/11/20
UM
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
2 - 1
Toronto FC
Toronto FC

Chicago Fire

Last 5

08/05/21
UM
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
0 - 2
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union
25/04/21
UM
Atlanta United
Atlanta United
3 - 1
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
18/04/21
UM
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
2 - 2
New England Revolution
New England Revolution
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 York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire: FAQs on Coverage

New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire Prediction

Where is the match scheduled?

The Red Bull Arena will be the location for this MLS match.

When does this match start?

This match will begin at 18:00 GMT on May 1, 2021.

Who is the favourite to win the game?

New York Red Bulls are the favourites to win this match at a price of 21/20.