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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Columbus Crew

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Columbus Crew

Jamie Sabau

The Fire are slumming it in last place right now, and Columbus is looking to take advantage and maintain its unbeaten streak, which currently is at four games.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-4-1-1): S. Johnson; Thompson, Berry, Anibaba, Segares; Paladini, Pause, Larentowicz, Lindpere; Rolfe; MacDonald.

Injury Report:

DOUBTFUL: Arne Friedrich (hip)

QUESTIONABLE: Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; O'Rourke, Viana; Gaven, Duka, Speas; Oduro.

Injury Report:

OUT: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Federico Higuain (L calf contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chicago is in last place in the Eastern Conference. It has the same record as fellow basement-dweller D.C. United, but with an inferior goal difference.
  • The Crew are fourth place in the East, with a 2-1-3 record so far, and are on a four-game unbeaten run.
  • Chicago has taken just 14 corner kicks this season, fewer than any other club in the league.
  • Columbus has scored seven away goals this year, tied for the best on-the-road offensive output in the league.
  • The Fire have allowed 12 goals this season, the weakest defensive record in MLS. Its -7 goal difference is another league low.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Columbus Crew

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
33%
67%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
0 - 2
Columbus Crew CRE
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 2
Columbus Crew CRE
Chicago Fire FIR
4 - 2
Columbus Crew CRE

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