Our prediction for this MLS match:
Thursday’s football game at Nippert Stadium pits together FC Cincinnati and Chicago Fire. Cincinnati played out a goalless draw with Columbus Crew at the weekend, with the team extending their winless run in MLS to three games. Jaap Stam’s troops are eager to return to winning ways in the Major League Soccer, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Chicago Fire.
Both Jimmy McLaughlin and Spencer Richey are sidelined with injury for the hosts. The visitors, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to New York City. Chicago Fire are not regarded as good travellers, and given Cincinnati’s fine performances at the MLS is back tournament, home win should be considered. The likes of Gutjahr, Kappelhof, Kronholm, and Stojanovic are all out of contention through injury for the visitors.