Free MLS Pick Philadelphia vs. Chicago Fire
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Philadelphia vs. Chicago Fire
Date: Wednesday June 29
Time: 07:00 PM
Venue: Soldier Field
MLS Moneyline Odds: Philadelphia 135 / Draw 225/ Chicago Fire 215 (Bet Now!)
MLS Spread Betting Odds: Philadelphia -0.5 / Chicago 0.5
MLS Betting Total: O/U 2.5
Heading into this matchup, the Philadelphia Union are the betting favorites, with the spread set at -0.5 goals. Through 16 matches, they have won by at this margin 7 times. As for the Chicago Fire, they enter the match as 0.5 goal underdogs. Through 16 matches, they have covered this margin 8 times.
Heading into the Philadelphia Union’s 17th game of the season, the team is below .500 at 7-8-1. This mark places them 1st in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia will be looking to add another win to their resume, as they are coming off a 2-1 victory over the NYCFC. For the season, the Philadelphia Union has finished 7 matches having scored at least two goals. On defense, Philadelphia has played 6 games in which they held their opponent to one goal or less.
So far, the Philadelphia Union is the 14th-rated scoring team, averaging 1.31 goals per 90 minutes of action. Defensively, Philadelphia is off to a good start, ranking 2nd in scoring defense. So far, the team is giving up an average of just 0.75 goals per 90 minutes.
On offense, Philadelphia is led by the strong play of Dániel Gazdag and Julián Carranza, who have each found the net 7 times. So far, their combined goals account for 52.38095238095239% of the team’s overall scoring. In terms of goalie play, Philadelphia has gotten good performances from Andre Blake. On the season, opposing teams have accumulated 59 shots on target, in which Blake has turned away at a rate of 84.7%. This percentage is good for 1st in the MLS.
Heading into the Chicago Fire’s 17th game of the season, the Fire is below .500 at 3-5-8. This mark places them 14th in the Eastern Conference. In their last match, Chicago lost to the Houston Dynamo by a score of 2-0. This game is the 8th time they were shut out on offense. While on defense, Chicago’s defense has given up at least two goals 4 times this year.
Through 16 matches, the Chicago Fire have struggled on offense, averaging just 0.87 goals per 90 minutes. This output places them 27th in the MLS. In terms of defense, Chicago is near the MLS average, giving up 1.31 goals per 90 minutes (14th).
On offense, Chicago Fire is led by the strong play of Xherdan Shaqiri and Kacper Przybyłko, who have each found the net 3 times. So far, their combined goals account for 42.857142857142854% of the team’s overall scoring. For the season, goalie Gabriel Slonina is off to a rough start, as he has a save percentage of just 60.9%, placing him 26th among MLS goalies. This performance has come with opponents taking a total of 46 shots on goal.
Free Philadelphia vs. Chicago Fire MLS Final Analysis:
So far, both the Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union are generating scoring opportunites at a below-average rate. On the season Chicago ranks 15th in attacking area possessions, with Philadelphia sitting 24th. Not only are both squads struggling to generate offensive opportunites, but they are also both below-average teams in terms of attacking possessions allowed, with Chicago ranking 13th and Philadelphia at 23rd.
On offense, Chicago Fire has been able to generate shots at a higher rate than Philadelphia. So far, Chicago Fire ranks 8th in shots taken compared to Philadelphia at 20th For the year, Philadelphia has turned 10.0% of their shot into goals. As for Chicago Fire, their current shooting percentage is 6.0%. So far, 37.8% of Philadelphia’s shots have been on target. On the other side, Chicago Fire has a season long on target percent of 27.8%. For Philadelphia, they have converted on 27.0% of these on-target shots compared to Chicago Fire at 21.0%.
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