Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City – MLS : On the debut of the Chicago Fire in the 2018’s edition of the MLS
Where they will host a Sporting Kansas City that started off, last week, with a loss at home
The team from the windy city comes into the new season with a spectre of injuries and with their ambitions affected by the results of the previous season,
where they were unable, on the final stretch of the season, to build up on the good impressions they had made at the beginning.
For the men from Kansas, this match will be about not wanting to start off with 2 consecutive losses.
The Chicago Fire will present themselves without Jonathan Campbell, that points towards a spot on the starting line-up after the departure of João Meira, Djordje Mihailovic and Michael De Leeuw, three important players on the offensive midfield’s rotation.
However, the attentions at the Toyota Park will be focused on the stars that have remained on the team and on the signings that, hopefully, might offer more consistency to Veljko Paunovic’s side.
Dax McCarty, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Nemanja Nikolic are the men that the Fire’s football is based around.
The departure of David Accam opens up a breach on the moment of offensive transition, that is expected to be covered by Jon Bakero and Aleksander Katai,
although they are imagined being a side more focused in having the ball and approaching the attack in a more organized fashion.
Sporting KC started off the new season in the worst possible fashion, with a loss at home against New York City FC, not being able to present the defensive solidity of previous years nor finding on their reinforcements the offensive dynamic needed to score.
Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Benny Feilhaber’s replacement looks promising, with Felipe Gutierrez being a player with characteristics to shine on the MLS,
but on the attacking front, besides lacking a striker, Yohan Croizet was not very inspired,
and the French is even already seen as the worst “Designated Player” to make his debut in the MLS.
Trying to overcome that first impression and helping Peter Vermes’ men get the 3 points is the objective for Saturday’s match.
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