Chicago Fire FC vs FC Cincinnati 5-14-22

Chicago Fire FC vs FC Cincinnati 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Fire FC vs FC Cincinnati 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago Fire FC (2-4-4) will be dribbling the ball through defenders of the FC Cincinnati (5-1-5) in the MLS Eastern Conference at Soldier Field in Chicago on Thursday, May 14, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET. Chicago will be hosting this match-up versus Cincinnati after losing their recent duel with Atlanta at 1-4 on May 7.

 

Chicago Fire dropped to 14th place at 2-4-4 in the Eastern Conference after scoring 7 goals but wasted 11 for a -4 run difference on the year. In the loss, the Fire initiated 17 dribbles and completed just 5 for a dribbling percentage of 29.4 while their passing connected 347 out of 395 targeted passes at a rate of 87.8% in the last contest.

 

Their shot accuracy sits at 14.3% after hitting 2 shots on target out of 14 total shots tried. Chicago averaged 0.70 goals per 90 minutes (7 goals scored) and dispensed 4 assists in all outings for the season.

 

Forward Xherdan Shaqiri from Switzerland will be leading the Chicago Fire offense after scoring 56 goals and distributing 52 assists in his 226 career starts in the league. He averages 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has been issued 37 yellow card cautions in playing for 19,502 minutes in his pro soccer career.

 

GK Gabriel Slonina (5-7-9 career record) will be protecting the net for the Chicago Fire FC with a save percentage of 70.9 in his 21 career starts in MLS.

 

The American goalie defended 86 shots directed to him and acquired 9 shutouts with a clean sheet percentage of 42.9. He collected 62 stops in 1,890 minutes of protecting the net in the major league.

 

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Chicago Fire FC vs FC Cincinnati Predictions 5/14/2022

 

The FC Cincinnati went home with a 1-0 victory over Minnesota in their recent face-off on May 7. Cincinnati is in 5th place at 5-1-5 in the Eastern Conference after accumulating 14 runs but wasted 17 for a goal difference of -3 while earning 16 points over the course of the season.

 

FCC made a 50.0% successful dribble rate after converting 5 of their 10 attempted dribbles while ending their outing with 351 completion of 418 pass attempts at a rate of 84.0%.

 

Cincinnati connected 6 of their 14 attempted shots giving them a shooting accuracy rate of 42.9% in their last appearance on the field. After gaining 13 goals and 10 assists in all competition, FCC  averages 1.18 goals and 0.91 assists per 90 minutes played.

 

Forward Isaac Atanga from Ghana carried the load for Cincinnati with an average of 0.25 G/90 in his 48 career starts in pro soccer. He collected 12 goals and helped his teammates on goal 6 times while receiving a total of 3 yellow card warnings in his 4,243 professional minutes on the field.

 

The FC Cincinnati will be assigning GK Roman Celentano (3-0-1 mark in his career) in front of the goal to keep the net safe from Chicago attackers on Saturday.

 

He yielded 3 goals and tallied 17 saves in his 4 career starts while acquiring 2 shutouts and denied 20 shots aimed at him in 360 total minutes of protecting the net. Celentano owned a save percentage of 85.0 with a shutout rate of 50.0% in his pro soccer career.          

         

Chicago Fire FC vs. FC Cincinnati. The MLS Pick for this game is Chicago +100. CFFC will take their chance with home-field advantage on Saturday. Chicago Fire already beat Cincinnati twice with 2 draws at 0-0 in their last 5 meetings in MLS. Prediction: The Chicago Fire FC will win at 2-1.  

 

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Chicago Fire FC vs FC Cincinnati 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET

 

Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLS Odds/Point Spread: Chicago Fire FC +100  

 

MLS Totals: 2.5

 

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