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Bitesize Prediction: New York City vs Chicago Fire – 22/05/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, MLS 22 May 2022

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Competition: MLS

Market: New York City win

Odds: 8/15 @ 888sport

Two sides who are battling it out at opposite ends of the table, New York will welcome Chicago to Yankee Stadium on Sunday night.

Starting with the hosts, managing to claim their first MLS crown last season, New York have really kept up that momentum this time around. In the midst of what has become a real purple patch, the Pigeons were last seen putting in another impressive display. Eventually picking up a deserved 2-0 win away at DC United, Head Coach Ronny Deila finds his side enjoying an eight-match unbeaten run, a run that stems all the way back to April 6th. In fact, now winning six of their last seven outings, NYCFC have also continued to shine with their displays on home soil. Bagging a 2-0 victory against Columbus in their last matchup at Yankee Stadium, it should be highlighted, Sunday’s hosts have remarkably lost just a single showdown in front of their own supporters since way back in September.

As for the visitors, while Chicago might have been last seen playing out an action-packed 3-3 draw against New York Red Bulls, it does not cover what has been another domestic nightmare. Once again sat rock-bottom of the Eastern Conference, Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson has seen his side muster just 11 points from their opening 12 MLS contests. Likewise, on a run that saw them come crashing out of the US Open Cup thanks to a shock 3-2 defeat against lower-league Union Omaha on home soil, the Fire have failed to record a single domestic win since March 19th. Showing a string of rather glaring issues at the back, there is no doubt that Chicago face a huge task on Sunday night. Hit with a 1-0 loss when they faced off against NYCFC last year, we’re backing a similar routine home victory here.

Bet: New York City 8/15 to beat Chicago Fire in Sunday’s MLS matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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