No team has a bigger points per game differential between their home games (2.0 points) and their away fixtures (0.33 points) than the Fire, and so they will be hoping to claim three points before their next match in front of their own fans.
Chicago are favourites to take the points and extend their unbeaten home streak to six matches, with bet365 pricing them at 5/4 (2.25) .
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Fire will be without star attacker Nico Gaitan, who looks set to miss his second straight game with a thigh injury. Raheem Edwards is doubtful.
City’s Ebenezer Ofori and Ben Sweat both missed the win at Los Angeles Galaxy and neither are likely take part in this one.
Whilst Chicago’s home form this season is very impressive, with their 14 points accrued at home the sixth-most in MLS, the calibre of opponent has hardly been world-beating.
They have seen off New England Revolution, Colorado Rapids, Minnesota United and New York Red Bulls at SeatGeek Stadium so far – a quintet that has combined for just five away wins this season, with Minnesota contributing three of those.
Meanwhile, New York have the third-best away record in the league and have won their last three games outside of Yankee Stadium. Indeed, no team averages more points on the road than Saturday’s visitors (1.83 per game).
Tips and Predictions
With all that in mind, the 2/1 (3.0) price with bet365 on New York City to claim their fifth win of the season could pay dividends for punters on Saturday evening.
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