Soccer Picks: Fire vs Revolution Prediction, Odds (Apr 17)

  • Fire failed to enter the playoffs last year for just one point
  • Revolution reached the Eastern Conference finals, their biggest success in history
  • The four latest preseason games New England played were with both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals

Chicago Fire is without a playoff appearance in the last three years, which heavily frustrates their fans and board. They believe that this team can do better, so this year might be crucial for the head coach Raphael Wicky.

New England’s appetites rose from the previous season, and they became one of the title candidates. We just might get another champion from Greater Boston in them.

Fire vs Revolution Schedule

  • Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • When: Saturday, April 17, 8:30pm ET
  • How to Watch: ESPN+, DAZN

Fire vs Revolution Vegas Odds

Fire vs Revolution Preview

Wicky’s Feeling the Pressure

Even though this will be only his second season as the head coach of the franchise from Chicago, Raphael Wicky faces a lot of heat. The fans want the playoffs, as well as the management, and the Swiss’ future here depends upon that. So his margin for mistakes is very, very low.

Apr 10, 2021; Bridgeview, Illinois, USA; Chicago Fire FC forward Chinonso Offor (9) defends against Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Cristian Dajome (11) during the first half of an MLS preseason match at SeatGeek Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2021; Bridgeview, Illinois, USA; Chicago Fire FC forward Chinonso Offor (9) defends against Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Cristian Dajome (11) during the first half of an MLS preseason match at SeatGeek Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago was just one point short of that 10th place in the East in 2020, allowing Inter Miami to enter the play-in tournament. Everything was in their hands during the finish, but they would close the regular part of the season with six straight games without a victory.

During the preseason, Fire played six games, winning three, drawing one, and losing two. Four of those games ended with over 2.5 goals, and all of those saw both teams scoring.

Bruce Arena and the Revs

Since taking over the team from Foxborough, the legendary coach made many changes, and as a result, the Revs have become one of the best teams in the league. They are capable of perfectly adjusting to any opponent, all that because of Arena’s perfect guidance.

Last year was just an intro for this and the next one when we expect to see New England attacking the MLS Cup. During the offseason, Arena brought almost the entire left side of the team, adding a few players in those positions.

New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner (30) deflects a shot by Columbus Crew SC midfielder Lucas Zelarayan (10) during the first half of Sunday's MLS Eastern Conference Final playoff match at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Oh., on December 6, 2020.

Crew Vs Revolution
New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner (30) deflects a shot by Columbus Crew SC midfielder Lucas Zelarayan (10) during the first half of Sunday’s MLS Eastern Conference Final playoff match at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Oh., on December 6, 2020. Crew Vs Revolution

All of their preseason matches were against the teams from LA, Galaxy, FC, and Galaxy 2. Apart from the opening vs Galaxy, 0-1, the remaining four ended with at least three goals and with hits on both ends of the field. Also, the Revs didn’t lose any (2W, 2D).

Fire vs Revolution Head to Head

On September 7, the Fire hosted Revolution in Chicago, and that game ended with the guests’ 1-2 victory. Bunbury netted twice for the guess, while Herbes added one goal for Fire.

Fire vs Revolution Prediction and Pick

Who will win tonight’s MLS game:

This is going to be an interesting match for watching because we expect to see Fire coming out strong in search of a win. However, Arena and the Revs are one hell of a crew, and they won’t bend down in front of no team in the league. Our prediction for this event is that the guests go home unbeaten.

Free Pick:

  • Revolution Double Chance
Ryan has been writing about sports betting for over a decade now, residing in sunny Orlando, Florida. He played 4 years of college basketball which gave him a true understanding of how athletes think and operate. Knup has become a true student of “investing” in sports and has spent endless hours studying odds, line moves, trends, stats and teams to become a true expert in sports betting.

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