Chicago Fire vs New York FC: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: SeatGeek Stadium, Chicago, IL

When: Saturday, May 25th at 3:30 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): TV: Univision, Twitter, MLS Live on DAZN. Chicago Fire Radio: 93.5 FM, NY FC Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM.

Team Notes

Chicago Fire

Through thirteen matches, the Fire have a record of 4-5-4 (W-L-D) with 20 goals scored and 17 goals conceded.

Chicago is tied for 8th place in the Eastern Conference with 16 points.

The Fire are 66-1 to win the MLS Championship.

New York FC

New York has a record of 4-1-6 (W-L-D) through their first eleven games of 2019.

NY FC has scored 15 goals against the 12 they’ve conceded. They have 18 points, six points back of Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia and DC United.

New York currently stands at 12-1 to win the MLS title.

Goalie Notes

Chicago: David Ousted (7-3-1, 1.31 goals allowed per game)

Ousted had his three-game clean sheet streak snapped by San Jose, as the Earthquakes netted four goals against the keeper on May 18th.

The Chicago keeper has faced 49 shots this year and allowed 17 of them to find the net.

  • Ousted’s 30 saves in 13 games rank 15th overall in the MLS.
  • Chicago’s keeper has four clean sheets on the season.
  • Ousted has saved one of the two penalty shots he’s faced this year for the Fire.

New York FC: Sean Johnson (4-1-6, 1.09 goals allowed per game)

Johnson has started all eleven games for NY FC and has been spectacular, only allowing 12 goals all year.

New York’s keeper has allowed just 1.09 goals per game, ranking in the top ten in the MLS.

  • Johnson has faced just six shots on goal through his last five matches.
  • His six clean sheets on the season, rank in the top ten among MLS keepers.
  • Johnson’ save percentage is 60%, one of the lowest among starters with ten games played this season.

Players to Watch

Chicago Fire

The Fire are leaders in goals scored by forwards Nemanja Nikolic, with five goals, and forward CJ Sapong with four.

Midfielders Aleksandar Katai and Nicolas Gaitan are tied with four assists each for the Fire.

  • Katai leads the Fire with 13 shots on goal, with three of those shots becoming goals.
  • Nikolic leads the team in home goals with four.
  • Gaitan, Nikolic, and Sapong are the only three players with game-winning goals for Chicago.

New York FC

New York FC is led in goals by forwards Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Heber who each have three.

NY FC’s assists leader is Maximiliano Morález with four. Heber is second on the team with two in seven appearances.

  • Morález leads NY FC with 12 shots on goal this season. Two of those shots have scored.
  • NY FC has four players with game-winning goals on the year.
  • Tajouri-Shradi has three road goals, with Heber and Morález each having two this season.

Last Five Games

Chicago Fire

  • The Fire are 2-2-1 in their last five matches.
  • After three straight clean sheets, the Fire were drilled by San Jose 4-1 in their last match.
  • Chicago has scored eight goals in their last five games.

New York FC

  • New York FC 3-0-2 in their last five matches.
  • New York has four clean sheets in their last five games.
  • NYFC’s goal differential is plus-7 over the five-game span.

Game Odds

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on the Chicago Fire vs New York FC with 888Sport and BetStars NJ. Find the latest odds for the match below. Good luck!

Match

Sportsbook CHI Fire Tie NYCFC Link
888Sport NJ +130 +235 +190
BetStars NJ +130 +250 +200

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Total

Sportsbook Over 2.5 Under 2.5 Link
888Sport NJ -137 +115
BetStars NJ -150 +120

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