Chicago Fire vs Charlotte FC Prediction, 9/17/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs Charlotte FC
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-110) Charlotte (+305)
Soldier Field is the site where CLTFC (11-2-17) will compete against the Chicago Fire (9-8-14) on Saturday. The Fire open at -110 and Charlotte FC are at +305. The total comes in at 2.5. The men protecting the net are Gaga Slonina for Chicago Fire and Kristijan Kahlina for Charlotte FC.
The Fire are 18th in the matter of expected goals with 39.9, and the squad's expected goals against sit at 40.9. Chicago has surrendered 42 goals while relinquishing 1.35 G/90, and opposing clubs have earned 114 shots on target against them. Their differential on goals is currently at -9 because of 33 goals compiled and 42 goals conceded. They have accounted for 12 clean sheets, which gives them a % of 38.7 the season. The Chicago Fire have compiled 76 saves and are the owners of a SV percentage of 67.5 on the campaign. Chicago has recorded 79 yellow card warnings on the campaign in addition to 5 red cards. So far this season, this club sports an average of 1.13 points per fixture (35 points) and also are ranked 22nd in soccer with 25 assists.
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Charlotte FC has totaled 35 goals and their goals expected so far this season is at 33.2. The club's goals against per 90 min is currently at 1.53 in addition to 90 saves, and they have recorded 7 clean sheets. This season, Charlotte has a save rate of 68.2 (132 shots on target against), and also sit at 22nd in MLS with 35 pts. Charlotte sits at 23rd when it comes to goals against having 46, and the goal differential is at -11. Charlotte has a shut out rate of 22.6 this year and 55 yellow cards. The Crown are averaging 1.2 pts/match while amassing 24 assists and 2 red cards.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Chicago will be Gaga Slonina. Slonina has seen the field a total of 7,560 mins and has earned 201 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.33 (112 total goals conceded) and his save percentage is .672. The goalkeeper from the United States has seen 299 shots tried at him in 84 starting assignments. Slonina (24-21-39 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 34 clean sheets, which has earned him a 40.5% shutout percentage.
Kristijan Kahlina is expected to look after the goal for Charlotte. So far in his career, Kahlina has surrendered 141 goals and has accounted for 217 stops in 174 starting assignments. He has surrendered 0.81 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 79-30-65. He has a save % of .721 and his shutout rate sits at 28.2%. Kahlina has racked up 49 clean sheets and has defended 301 shots against him in 15,660 minutes throughout his career.
Jhon Duran is a member of the side who should impact this matchup for Chicago. The forward hailing from Colombia has accumulated 14 goals in 3,717 mins played. Duran has been in the starting lineup in 40 games so far in his career and scores 0.34 goals per 90 mins. He has 7 assists while earning 26 yellow card cautions in his career.
Charlotte features Benjamin Bender, who the defense is sure to gameplan in this matchup. He currently averages 0.17 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 18 matches during his pro soccer career. The midfielder born in the United States has been on the pitch for 1,600 professional minutes while scoring 3 goals. He has earned 1 yellow card so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-110)
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