Major League Soccer is back in our lives following the international break and it’s time to start looking ahead to the end of the campaign. There’s still a good few games to go before the playoffs begin, but we’re starting to get an idea of who is going to be in the mix. Today, we’ll take a look at what should be a fun clash between Chicago Fire and New England Revolution.Chicago Form Guide
Following a start to the season that can be described as unremarkable, at best, Chicago Fire have worked incredibly hard to fight their way back into the playoff picture. They certainly aren’t favoured to do much beyond what they’ve already achieved, but given that they stem from a city of champions, the least their fans will expect is that they give their all on the big stage.
Chicago picked up a 0-0 draw away from home against Montreal not so long ago. Unforutnately, outside of that, they’ve been really poor recently. They’ve lost five of their last six courtesy of Orlando, LA Galaxy, Vancouver, DC United and Columbus.New England Form Guide
New England Revolution has been threatening to make a major leap up through the ranks of the MLS for a while now after going through a long period of mediocrity. They finally look ready to break out and find their own identity, but the problem is that it’s still pretty competitive in the East. They’ve got some solid young talent, though, and that could be clutch for them in the post-season - which is where they’re heading.
Following wins over DC and NY Red Bulls, alongside a narrow loss to Montreal, New England fell to draws against Austin and Minnesota. From there, they travelled to take on Colorado, slipping to a surprising 2-1 defeat.Match Prediction
One thing we expect to see here is action, with Chicago bringing the thunder and New England not being afraid to go forward themselves. The Windy City has been home to some great games over the years and this one will be up there, with our official prediction being over 2.5 goals scored.