Chicago Fire FC vs Seattle Sounders FC 7-16-22

Chicago Fire FC vs Seattle Sounders FC 7/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Fire FC vs Seattle Sounders FC 7/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago Fire FC (5-5-10) will be dribbling the ball through defenders of the Seattle Sounders FC (8-2-9) in the MLS Interconference at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET.

 

Chicago took 12th place at 5-5-10 on 20 points in the Eastern Conference after tallying 20 goals but giving away 27 for a -7 goal difference over the course of the season.

 

The Fire FC looks for a back-to-back win in this match-up versus Seattle on Saturday after a 2-0 victory over the Toronto FC on Wednesday.

 

Forward Jhon Durán nailed two goals in the 4th & 16th minutes of the match for Chicago in the winning effort while the Fire’s defense stopped the offense of Toronto preventing the latter to earn a single goal in the match.

 

The Chicago Fire FC attempted 12 shots but only 6 made it on target with a total of  404 passes on 82% pass accuracy and 42% ball possession.

 

The football club recorded 18 fouls with two yellow card violations received in the winning effort. Forward Kacper Przybylko powered the offense for Chicago with 3 goals earned in 17 matches played while Forward John Durán contributed 3 assists in reinforcing the Fire’s offense.

 

GK Gabriel Slonina will be responsible for safekeeping Chicago’s net against Seattle attackers on Saturday. The 34-year-old goalie from Greece acquired 20 clean sheets while conceding 27 goals in his pro soccer career this year.

 

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Chicago Fire FC vs Seattle Sounders FC Predictions 7/16/2022

 

The Seattle Sounders FC will try to end a losing streak in coming to this match-up facing the Chicago Fire after losing their last two contests played.

 

Seattle fell to 8th place at 8-2-9 on 26 points in the Western Conference after gaining a total of 26 goals while losing 23 for a goal difference of +3 throughout the year.

 

The Sounders failed to connect a goal while allowing Nashville to earn one in defeat. Seattle’s defense struggled in stopping Midfielder Hany Mukhtar of the Nashville SC from nailing the only goal in the game.

 

The Seattle Sounders team completed 9 shots but connected only two with a total of 495 passes on 87% accuracy while gaining 55% ball possession in the loss.

 

Seattle perpetrated 14 fouls with no yellow/red card violations committed in the losing effort. Forward Jordan Morris collected 5 goals after 15 outings in leading the offense for the Sounders while Midfielder Cristian Roldan contributed 4 assists through 17 matches in augmenting Seattle’s frontline.

 

Stefan Frei will be posting in front of the Sounders’ goal to protect the net from Chicago offenders on Saturday. The 36-year-old goalkeeper from Switzerland tallied 6 clean sheets with 18 goals conceded in the majors this season.

 

Chicago Fire FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC. The MLS Pick for this match is Seattle +220. The Sounders are the better here with 26 goals acquired on a +3 goal difference while the Fire has 20 goals collected on a goal difference of -7 over the course of the campaign.

 

Seattle made 17 assists as a team while Chicago had 13 as a unit. The prediction: Seattle Sounders will win 2-1.

 

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Chicago Fire FC vs Seattle Sounders FC 7/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET

 

Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLS Odds/Point Spread: Seattle Sounders +220

 

MLS Totals: 2.5

 

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