MLS – Match-day 40: Columbus Crew v Chicago Fire

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MLS action on Sunday as Columbus and Chicago meet at MAPFRE Stadium – 12:30am GMT.

Chicago to face sixth Columbus on Sunday at MAPFRE Stadium, with Ezra Hendrickson’s squad currently occupying thirteenth place in the League.

Columbus Crew arrive at this meeting, having secured 39 points so far this season

It was three points secured for Columbus in their last fixture, beating Inter Miami 1-0 at MAPFRE Stadium.

Also, with eight draws in 14 fixtures, Manager Caleb Porter has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With 39 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in sixth position in the League.

When Columbus host Chicago, they will do so on the back of six wins, four darts, and four losses on their own ground.

Columbus Crew will have 42 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Chicago Fire have 31 points to their name, going into this tie

Chicago drew 0-0 when they visited New England Revolution, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Montréal, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.

Also, Chicago need to get out of the losing habit, with 11 recorded in the last 20 games. Their position is thirteenth in the League and they have 31 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

It must be a worrying prospect for Chicago to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured three victories, three draws, and eight defeats to the home team.

Chicago Fire will have 34 points if they manage to secure a victory.

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

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Chicago with a greater number of wins. In the last 73 meetings, they have enjoyed 26 victories, to Columbus’s 24 victories. Further, Chicago have won ten out of 16 games when visiting Columbus. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was July 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-3 away win for Chicago Fire.

Performance Report

For Columbus, Brady has netted in 27 League fixtures so far, while Chris contributed with in 28 League games this campaign for Chicago.