CHICAGO FIRE VS COLORADO RAPIDS (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 19.04.2019

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Chicago Fire are already enjoying a three-game unbeaten MLS run (W1, D2), having managed to do so on just two occasions in 2018, and are in a solid position to stretch that to four as they face perennial battlers Colorado Rapids.
Despite being the league’s joint-third worst home attack in 2018, Chicago have found the back of the net in all four home games this season, however they have secured just one point (D1, L2) from their three encounters against Western Conference franchises. That said, their 72.73% win rate (W16, D2, L4) at home to the Rapids is their finest against any cross-conference opposition.
The Fire have found the back of the net just once before the break, but will be granted a wonderful opportunity to sharpen up that record against a Colorado side that has conceded more first-half goals than any other team (13) going into this round.
This is the first time the Rapids have started a league season without victory in their opening seven fixtures (D2, L5), and having already shipped two or more goals on six occasions (as well as in 11 of their last 13 on the road), the visitors are conceding more goals per game (2.71) than anyone bar rock-bottom Portland going into the round.
Players to watch: Bastian Schweinsteiger (CHI) put in a Team of the Week performance with a team-high 22 defensive actions last week.
The action continues to follow Benny Feilhaber (COL), with the central midfielder racking up two goals, two assists, and three yellow cards in his six appearances.
Stat attack: Chicago have failed to lead at half-time in any 2019 MLS fixture (HT: D5, L1).
Colorado have been losing at half-time and full-time in their last four games.
Colorado’s last four MLS fixtures have all featured over 2.5 total goals.

Head-to-head matches: CHICAGO FIRE – COLORADO RAPIDS
14.06.18 Colorado Rapids 2-2 Chicago Fire
18.05.17 Chicago Fire 3-0 Colorado Rapids
19.06.16 Colorado Rapids 2-1 Chicago Fire
23.08.15 Chicago Fire 0-1 Colorado Rapids
05.06.14Colorado Rapids 0-0 Chicago Fire

Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
Selection odds: 1,56
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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