Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls – MLS: The first round of the Major League Soccer’s play-offs…
Offers us 4 matches that will be amongst the most exciting ones in all of this competition.
They will be played between the 3rd and 6th place of the Regular season and they will be decided in a single leg, at the stadium of the best team.
Then, it was up to the Chicago Fire to host the New York Red Bulls. On the Chicago team, where the Portuguese João Meira plays, this match is faced very carefully.
The team has lost the chance to reach a better position by losing, on the last round, against the Houston Dynamo, not avoiding going into the play-offs with some distrust.
The injury of Bastian Schweinsteiger, who is still doubtful, is one of the reasons for this less positive environment, in a side that spent the last few weeks more focused in helping Nemanja Nikolic being the top goal scorer (objective they were able achieve).
Why should we give so much attention to a team that finished the regular stage in 6th place?
First of all, because it has been usual to see lower seeded teams on that stage showing up with a winning attitude in the play-offs, reversing the roles.
Secondly, because after years reaching this stage with huge pressure, the Red Bulls now have nothing to lose this season.
And finally, because, despite the inconsistency shown, players like Sacha Kljestan or Bradley Wright-Phillips can be decisive on a single leg match.
Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls – Betting Tip and Prediction:
It is possible that both teams try, since very early, to score, not showing much appetite to wait for a more random decision that appears in a moment where the result is harder to salvage.
Both teams have powerful weapons in the attack, both presenting ability to becoming superior to the opponent.
In a match where managers might surprise with the approach, the final result should have goals for both sides.
|Both teams to score in the 1st Half||