Chicago Fire vs Toronto FC Prediction, 7/13/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs Toronto FC
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-152) Toronto (+350)
Soldier Field is the site where Jesus Jimenez and Toronto FC (5-4-10, 12th in Eastern Conference) will take on the Chicago Fire (4-5-10, 14th in Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Gabriel Slonina for the Chicago Fire and Alex Bono for Toronto FC. The Fire are priced at -152 while TFC is at +350. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Chicago faced off with Columbus in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 3-2. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 82.2% passes received rate by completing 272 out of their 331 targeted passes in their last game. The Fire tried 15 dribbles in this outing and converted 5 of those tries for a rate of 33.3%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Chicago walked away from the pitch at a 38.5% clip by landing 5 shots on target of 13 total shots. Chicago is averaging 0.95 goals per 90 min (18 goals in total) and have earned 14 assists in all matches this year.
Xherdan Shaqiri is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Chicago Fire. Shaqiri has been a starter in 230 matches so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.26 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Switzerland has recorded 57 goals in 19,862 mins. He has 54 assists while earning 38 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Jonathan Bornstein, the defender representing the United States. Bornstein has been on the field for 21,920 minutes during 245 starts and has earned himself 20 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 12 total goals. He scores 0.05 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Chicago Fire is Gabriel Slonina. Slonina (5-8-12 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 9 shutouts, which gives him a 36.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from the United States has had 98 shots tried against him in 25 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.44 (36 goals allowed) and his save % is 68.4. Slonina has seen the field for a total of 2,250 mins and has earned 69 stops in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Toronto finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against San Jose. They finished the match by converting 468 of the 527 passes they tried for a percentage of 88.8%. TFC earned a 62.5% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Toronto converted 6 shots on target out of their 16 shots tried which gave them a 37.5% clip in their last game. With a total of 25 goals and 20 assists for all their games, Toronto sports an average of 1.32 goals and 1.05 assists per 90 minutes.
Jesus Jimenez will be counted on for Toronto FC. The forward hailing from Spain has been on the field for 11,617 professional minutes and he has scored 44 goals. He has earned 10 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 24 times. He currently averages 0.34 G/90 and has been a starter in 129 contests in his career. You should also keep an eye on Ayo Akinola, the forward representing Canada. Akinola has been handed a total of 4 yellow card cautions in 3,574 minutes played (37 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.53. He has totaled 21 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 2 times.
Alex Bono will look after the net for Toronto FC. Bono has racked up 25 clean sheets while seeing 632 shots attempted against him in 12,237 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of 69.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 18.7%. He has surrendered 1.54 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 56-32-47. So far in his pro soccer career, Bono has allowed 210 goals and has accumulated 438 stops in 134 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-152)
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