MLS – Chicago Fire to face Columbus Crew on Match-day 27

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SeatGeek Stadium sees Sunday action as Chicago take on Columbus – 3:00am GMT.

This clash sees ninth play thirteenth, as struggling Columbus visit SeatGeek Stadium to face Chicago.

Chicago Fire arrive at this fixture, having secured 17 points so far this season

Following two straight wins for Chicago in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

Also, Chicago have now lost nine of their last 13 fixtures, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Ezra Hendrickson. With 17 points, they currently sit thirteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

When Chicago host Columbus, they will do so on the back of three victories, three draws, and two losses on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Chicago Fire’s points from 17 to 20, so far this season.

With the MLS season well into its stride, Columbus Crew have managed to gain 22 points

Only a positive result will be acceptable for Caleb Porter’s Columbus, having drawn away to Philadelphia Union, which itself followed a loss to Toronto FC. A win would go some way to restoring the team’s confidence.

Also, a draw statistic of three in four fixtures is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Caleb Porter’s men wishes for ultimately. With 22 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in ninth position in the League.

Columbus’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Chicago. In the 9 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two meetings, drawn five fixtures, and lost two meetings.

A victory for Columbus Crew would put them on 25 points.

Chicago Fire v Columbus Crew – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Chicago and Columbus have faced each other 72 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Chicago’s favour (26 – 23). In addition, Chicago have won all ten of the previous 16 games played against Columbus. November 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Chicago Fire took all three points winning 2-0.

Players to watch

For Chicago, Chris is a top performing player who has scored in 18 League fixtures this MLS Season, while Brady has netted in 17 League fixtures so far for Columbus.

Other standout players for Chicago are Gabriel and Spencer with respectively and for Columbus are Evan and Eloy Victor with respectively.