Thursday, June 1, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Austin FC vs Chicago Fire – 25/05/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 23 May 2023


Competition: US Open Cup

Market: Austin FC win

Odds: 19/20 @ BetUS

Looking to extend one their US Open Cup adventure in the early hours of Thursday, Austin will welcome a struggling Chicago to the Q2 Stadium.

Starting with the hosts, last seen over the weekend putting in another eye-catching display on home soil, Austin are enjoying what has been a stellar run of form since opening May. Eventually claiming a 1-0 victory against Toronto, Josh Wolff’s side are tipped as a runaway pick to claim another play-off spot this season. Securing back-to-back MLS wins and extending on their US Open Cup adventure on May 10th thanks to a routine 2-0 win at home against New Mexico, Los Verdes should be smelling the chance to make another statement here. Losing just one of their last six domestic appearances – a run that stems back to April 22nd – Thursday’s hosts have also continued to impress with their performances at the Q2 Stadium. Including last weekend’s 1-0 win against Toronto, it is worth highlighting that Austin have suffered just a single defeat in Texas since the end of February.

As for the visitors, although Chicago might have extended on their US Open Cup run thanks to a 2-1 win at home against St. Louis earlier in the month, the Fire have once again shown a string of inconstancies this season. Facing a real uphill battle in their bid to claim a play-off spot in 2023, interim boss Frank Klopas has seen his side win just a pair of their last eight appearances against MLS opposition. With that run stemming all the way back to April 8th, the midweek guests have continued to gain a reputation for their issues on the road. Last seen on their travels getting hit with a 2-1 loss at the hands of Charlotte, the Illinois-Based outfit have lost each of their last three away meetings by an aggregate score of 7-2. With that rut highlighted by a 3-0 drumming against Nashville on May 6th, we are backing a home victory here.

Bet: Austin FC 19/20 to beat Chicago Fire in Thursday’s US Open Cup battle @ BetUS


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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