Market: New York City win
Odds: 19/20 @ 888sport
Two sides who find themselves battling it out at opposite ends of the Eastern Conference table, New York will make the trip to Soldier Field in the early hours of Thursday.
Starting with the hosts, while Chicago might have managed to find a much-needed boost when opening July, The Fire have largely failed to keep up that momentum. Still firmly scrapping it out at the foot of the Eastern Conference and now holding just a one-point buffer over Inter Miami and bottom spot, Joe Mansueto’s men will also know that they were lucky to have picked up a point over the weekend. Heavily outplayed against Philadelphia Union on the road, The Blacks are now without a win in their last four straight MLS contests. Showing a string of issues defensively and with their recent sluggish patch highlighted by a 5-1 drumming against Nashville on July 18th, it should also be noted that Chicago were hit for four the last time they welcomed NYCFC to Soldier Field.
As for the visitors, while Chicago might be a side who are showing a host of problems after their bounce last month, New York find themselves enjoying what has been a real purple patch. Managing to prove that their back-to-back defeats were just a minor blip, Ronny Deila’s side were last seen laying down another marker. Gaining plenty of plaudits and picking up an eye-catching 4-1 romp against Columbus Crew on home soil, the mood in The Blues’ camp should be at a real high. Finding a way to build off of their remarkable 5-0 victory against Orlando City on July 25th, NYCFC have now won each of their last three MLS matchups on the spin. Landing that action-packed victory the last time they made the trip to Soldier Field, we’re backing a similar away win in the early hours of Thursday.
Bet: New York City 19/20 to beat Chicago Fire in Thursday’s MLS battle @ 888sport