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Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chicago Fire Preview, Tips and Odds

Los Angeles Galaxy and Chicago Fire will meet on Sunday for their game of round 1 in the new MLS season. Both teams did not reach the playoff stage last season and will be eager to do better this year. Guillerme Barros Schelotto will make his official debut at the helm of Galaxy. The two European veterans in the face of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger are expected to start for their respective teams.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chicago Fire Head to Head

Head to HeadLast H2H gameLast H2H gamesLast H2H games home/away
Los Angeles GalaxyWin9 W/ 5 D/ 6 L5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L
Chicago FireLoss6 W/ 5 D/ 9 L3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L

Last game between the teams: 14.04.2018 Chicago Fire – Los Angeles Galaxy 0:1; Zlatan Ibrahimovic 45′
Last game at this venue: 07.05.2017 Los Angeles Galaxy – Chicago Fire 2:2; Daniel Steres 56′, Giovani dos Santos 65′; David Accam 13′ (penalty), Nemanja Nikolics 16′

Worth mentioning: Chicago Fire have not won any of the last ten encounters with Los Angeles Galaxy. Five of those featured over 2,5 goals, while six meetings saw goals being scored at both ends. From the last five games played in Los Angeles, Galaxy recorded three wins, draw and a loss in the first of those encounters. Four of those produced over 2,5 goals, while in three there the two teams managed to score.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chicago Fire Stats

As of 01.03Last gameLast 10 gamesLast 5 games home/away
LA GalaxyLoss3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L
Chicago FireWin3 W/ 4 D/ 3 L2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L

Last game Los Angeles Galaxy: 24.02.2019 Los Angeles Galaxy – Colorado Rapid 1:3; Zlatan Ibrahimovic 77′; Kei Kamara 42′, Diego Rubio 69′, 85′
Last game Chicago Fire: 24.02.2019 Charleston – Chicago Fire 0:1; Fabian Herbers 85′

Last 10 gamesGF : GAOver 2,5 goalsGoal / GoalClean sheets
LA Galaxy17:24872
Chicago Fire11:11463

Worth mentioning: Los Angeles Galaxy had only one game in the off-season and they lost to Colorado Rapids, but the good news were that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was back among the goalscorers. All of their last four outings saw goals scored at both ends, while six of the last games featured over 2,5 goals. At home Galaxy recorded two consecutive loses, after previosly going ten games unbeaten.
Chicago Fire had four off-season games and recorded two wins and two draws. They are unbeaten in their last five outings across all competitions. None of those games ended with over 2,5 goals scored, while just two witnessed goals at both ends. Fire have not scored more than a goal in their last six visits.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chicago Fire News

Missing players Los Angeles Galaxy: Sebastian Lletged, Perry Kitchen, Juninho and Giovani dos Santos.
Missing players Chicago Fire: Andre Reynolds II is under question.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chicago Fire Predictions

Los Angeles Galaxy to win & over 2,5 goals – 2.50 @ bet365