Chicago Fire v Montreal Impact MLS Preview and Predictions: What does the data point towards?

Chicago v Montreal 29-5-21 MLS stats and preview

Today’s preview sees 2nd bottom Chicago take on 7th placed Montreal. Chicago has been one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference so far with just 1 win from 6 matches. 

Montreal has seen goal scorers across the team and will pose a threat to Chicago from the kickoff. 

Chicago could do with getting some more shots on target with Beric particularly wasteful with 19 shots on goal in 6 matches, 7 on target and no goals. To move away from the bottom of the table they will need to improve on that. 

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Latest stats

Chicago Stats

Goal Stats

Average Goals Scored – 0.75

Average Goals Conceded – 1.66

Average Match Goals – 2.66

Corner Stats

Average Corners For – 5.7

Average Corners Against – 5.2

Average Match Corners – 10.8

Card Stats

Average Cards For – 2.17

Average Home Cards – 2.33

Chicago Fire Trends
  • Only 33% of Chicago games have BTTS yes, one of the lowest in the league.
  • In the overs market, Chigao is below the league average with 75% of games over 1.5 goals, 33% over 2.5 goals. They are yet to record a win with BTTS in 7 games. If they concede they don’t win.
  • Half of their matches have over 0.5 first-half goals. Just 1 game so far (17%) has had over 1.5 first-half goals.
  • Stojanovic is the top goalscorer with 3 goals, no player has made more than 1 assist.
  • Sekulic has picked up the most yellow cards – 3 in 6 matches after making 16 tackles. 
  • Chicago are without Aliseda, Slonina, Ivanov & Kronholm who are all out injured.

Montreal Stats

Goal Stats

Average Goals Scored – 1.28

Average Goals Conceded – 1.28

Average Match Goals – 2.57

Corner Stats

Average Corners For – 3.7

Average Corners Against – 3.1

Average Match Corners – 6.9

Card Stats

Average Cards For – 2.0

Average Away Cards – 2.25

Montreal Impact Trends
  • Just 43% of Montreal Impact games have gone over 1.5 goals, combined with the Chicago stats this points to a low scoring match. Interestingly 43% of matches have also gone over 2.5 goals as well. No matches have ended with exactly 2 goals. 
  • 43% of Montreal Impact’s games have gone BTTS yes, again below the MLS average of 52% so far this season.
  • Only 1 of the  Montreal Impacts games have had BTTS yes. This was a 4-2 win over Toronto in the opening match of the MLS season. 
  • Montreal has won just one of the last 6 matches, a 2-0 away win over David Beckhams Inter Miami 3 matches ago. 
  • Montreal has no injuries or suspensions for this match. 

Chicago v Montreal MLS Prediction

Data-Driven Prediction

  • 0-1 half-time score
  • 1-2 full-time score.
  • 4 bookings in the match, 2 for each team.
  • 5 match corners
  • 6 v 3 Corner match result

Our writer’s preview

This is a tough match to call with both teams in poor form. The stats point to a lack of goals as well as a lack of corners. The main interesting stat is the chance for 4 cards in what could be a feisty encounter! 

Writers predictions 

  • Over 1.5 goals
  • BTTS
  • 1-1 correct score
  • Beric to score for Chicago (If starts)

 

Chicago Fire v Montreal Impact MLS Preview and Predictions: What does the data point towards?
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