Chicago Fire will welcome Orlando City to SeatGeek Stadium on Saturday for their game of round 2 in MLS. Neither of the teams won their opening game of the season, with Chicago downed late in the game by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while Orlando managed to earn a draw at home to New York City, despite falling two goals down before the break.
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Chicago Fire||Win||5 W/ 4 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Orlando City||Loss||2 W/ 4 D/ 5 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L|
Last game between the teams: 17.09.2018 Chicago Fire – Orlando City 4:0; Nemanja Nikolics 3’, 70’, Aleksandar Katai 28’, Michael de Leeuw 56’
Last game at this venue: 17.09.2018 Chicago Fire – Orlando City 4:0; Nemanja Nikolics 3’, 70’, Aleksandar Katai 28’, Michael de Leeuw 56’
Worth mentioning: Orlando City have not won any of the last six encounters. Chicago Fire are on a three game winning streak in the H2H duels, with both home victories achieved by a 4:0 score. The previous three games all ended in draws. Four of the last five meetings featured over 2,5 goals, while just two witnessed goals at both ends with Chicago able to keep a clean sheet in the other three.
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City Stats
|As of 07.03||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Chicago Fire||Loss||3 W/ 3 D/ 4 L||2 W/ 3 D/ 0 L|
|Orlando City||Draw||2 W/ 2 D/ 6 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 5 L|
Last game Chicago Fire: 03.03.2019 Los Angeles Galaxy – Chicago Fire 2:1; Daniel Steres 68’, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 80’; C.J. Sapong 49’
Last game Orlando City: 02.03.2019 Orlando City – New York City 2:2; Chris Mueller 59’, Tesho Akindele 75’; Ebenzeer Ofori 13’, Aleksandar Ring 45’
Designated contracts Chicago Fire: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Nemanja Nikolic, Aleksandar Katai.
Designated contracts Orlando City: Dom Dwyer, Sacha Kljestan, Josue Colman, Luis Nani.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||Goal / Goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Chicago suffered a defeat at the hands of Los Angeles Galaxy in their opening game of the season and will be eager to claim the three points in their debut game in front of their own supporters at SeatGeek Stadium. The team has not scored more than a goal in any of their last eight outings. Fire ended last season without a defeat in their last four home games.
Orlando City managed to earn a draw in the season opener with NYCFC, after trailing with two goals at half-time. The new signing on designated contract Luis Nani entered the field for the last twenty minutes of the game and managed to assist for one of the goals. The team ended 2018 season with eleven consecutive away losses and will be hoping for a better start in 2019.
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City News
Missing players Chicago Fire: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players Orlando City: Mason Stajduhar will miss the game. Pierre Da Silva and Lamine Sane are doubtful.
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City Predictions
Chicago Fire to win – 1.75 @ bet365