MLS Preview: Chicago Fire vs. Inter Miami Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 4)
- Chicago Fire and Inter Miami are below the playoff zone right now.
- Lionel Messi is expected to make his comeback after missing Inter Miami’s three last games.
Chicago Fire vs. Inter Miami is a game that could decide the MLS Playoff future of the teams involved. Both teams are below the playoff zone at the moment, with Chicago currently having four points more than Miami. However, Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s men have played one game fewer.
How to Watch
- When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 8:30 p.m ET
- Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Lionel Messi missed Inter Miami’s last three games and his teammates failed to win each of those. First, they played 1-1 with Orlando City in the MLS, then they lost to Houston Dynamo in the final of the US Open Cup. In their most recent game, they played 1-1 with New York City FC.
The Herons are now four places below the playoff zone, with four points fewer than the team in the No. 9 position. However, the boys from Miami have played fewer games than most of their rivals. They’ve got another four games to play in the remainder of the regular season. If they win all of them, they’ll almost certainly going to book a spot in the playoffs.
So, can they beat Chicago Fire on Wednesday evening? They did it just once in the five Inter Miami vs. Chicago Fire duels in history. However, all of those were played before Messi and his former Barca teammates made Miami their new home. It’s still unclear whether all of them will play against Chicago, but there are some reports about Messi being ready to return.
Chicago Fire vs. Inter Miami Prediction
With or without Lionel Messi, the Herons need to go all-in on Wednesday. Not winning this game could mean the end of their playoff dreams. Luckily for them, Chicago isn’t too great of a team, so getting all three points from their trip to Soldier Field shouldn’t be that hard.