Free MLS Pick Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC
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Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC
Date: Saturday May 28
Time: 07:00 PM
Venue: BMO Field
MLS Moneyline Odds: Chicago Fire 135 / Draw 240/ Toronto FC 165 (Bet Now!)
MLS Spread Betting Odds: Chicago -0.5 / Toronto 0.5
MLS Betting Total: O/U 2.5
Heading into this matchup, the Chicago Fire are the betting favorites, with the spread set at -0.5 goals. Through 13 matches, they have won by this margin 2 times. As for the Toronto FC, they enter the match as 0.5-goal underdogs. Through 13 matches, they have covered this margin 6 times.
Heading into the Chicago Fire’s 14th game of the season, the team is below .500 at 2-5-6. This mark places them 14th in the Eastern Conference. In their last match, Chicago fell to NYCFC by a score of 1-0. This game is the 7th time they were shut out on offense. On defense, Chicago has played 5 games in which they held their opponent to one goal or less.
Through 13 matches, the Chicago Fire have struggled on offense, averaging just 0.85 goals per 90 minutes. This output places them 28th in the MLS. In terms of defense, Chicago is near the MLS average, giving up 1.23 goals per 90 minutes (15th).
Heading into the match, Xherdan Shaqiri leads the Fire with 3 goals through 11 matches. Behind him is Kacper Przybyłko, who has also found the net 2 times. Early in the season, goalie Gabriel Slonina is off to a rough start, as he has a save percentage of just 63.2%, placing him 22nd among MLS goalies. This performance has come with opponents taking a total of 38 shots on goal.
As the Toronto FC play host to the Chicago Fire, they hope to move above .500, as through 13 matches, they have a record of 3-3-7. This mark places them 13th in the Eastern Conference. Toronto comes into this match off having played to a 2-2 draw against D.C. United. For the season, the Toronto FC have finished 6 matches having scored at least two goals. While on defense, Toronto’s defense has given up at least two goals 6 times this year.
So far, the Toronto FC has been an above-average scoring team, at 1.31 goals per 90 minutes (12th). In terms of scoring defense, Toronto will look to tighten things up as they are giving up 1.92 goals per 90 minutes, placing them 27th in the league.
Heading into the match, Jesús Jiménez leads Toronto with 7 goals through 13 matches. Behind him is Jonathan Osorio, who has also found the net 3 times. To start the season, goalie Alex Bono is turning home goals at a rate near the league average. This has come with the Toronto FC’s opponents having generated a total of 79 shots on target. Bono is saving these attempts at a rate of 69.6%.
Free Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC MLS Final Analysis:
When looking at each team’s scoring opportunites, the Toronto FC holds the edge in attacking area possessions, ranking 10th in the league. On the other side, Chicago Fire is just 19th in the same category. Although neither team has excelled at generating possessions in the attacking zone, they both have benefited from strong defensive play. So far, DC ranks 12th in fewest attacking possessions allowed, and New York ranking 6th.
Heading into the game, Chicago Fire holds the slight edge in their ability to generate shots, ranking 20th compared to Toronto FC at 28th. For the year, Chicago Fire has turned 6.0% of their shot into goals. As for Toronto FC, their current shooting percentage is 15.0%. So far, 26.2% of Chicago Fire’s shots have been on target. On the other side, Toronto FC has a season-long on target percent of 44.3%. For Chicago Fire they have converted on 24.0% of these on target shots compared to Toronto FC at 33.0%.
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