Chicago Fire Vs Atlanta Utd Betting Tip: Home Win – 30 July 2022

Five Stripes will buckle at red-hot Chicago Fire?

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United States Chicago Fire Vs Atlanta United United States

Saturday, 30 July 2022 – 22:00 (BST)
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Chicago Fire Win
Odds: 11/10
Bookmaker: WilliamHill
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 27 July 2022)

Preview: Enjoying the club’s longest win streak in five years, and having won four of five home match-ups against opponents Atlanta United, there is suddenly a level of expectancy which is almost unprecedented for this red-hot Chicago Fire outfit. Will the hosts thrive or nosedive inside an expectant Soldier Field?

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Chicago Fire – Henderickson’s men heating up in the East?

It may have taken a while longer than expected. However, this team is finally showing all the signs of clicking under first-year coach Ezra Hendrickson, who in his first role as team leader – having been assistant coach for Seattle Sounders, LA Galaxy and Columbus Crew but never head coach – has had to overcome a ropey start in the Windy City before witnessing the fruits of his labour.

That being a stunning turnaround in their fortunes, comprising five wins in eight games (L3). Transforming them from Wooden Spoon candidates to MLS Cup Playoff hopefuls. Chicago Fire, who hadn’t won in ten straight games from April to May, are now enjoying their longest winning sequence (three) since 2017. Meanwhile, across their five previous outings here at Soldier Field, The Fire are an eye-catching W4 L1.

Key Stat: Five of their seven wins in MLS this term were ‘to nil’. This includes four of their five victories at Soldier Field, where only Columbus Crew have found the net as the visiting team across Chicago Fire’s five prior home matches.


Chicago Fire Win & Both To Score



Atlanta United – Another road venture spells trouble?

Four points back from the MLS Cup Playoff line in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand on nearly all the sides above, which includes a Chicago Fire only two points better off in ninth. Not even this version of Atlanta United – with one maximum points haul from its past seven matches (D2 L4) – is out of the picture for a top-seven finish that would ensure competitive involvement beyond the regular season.

It would, however, be a minor miracle for Atlanta Utd to make the cut. Last week’s 2-0 loss away to LA Galaxy scuppered momentum garnered from positive home results versus Real Salt Lake (2-1 win) and Orlando City (1-1), failing to score for only the fifth time in 21 regular season games. Worryingly for The Five Stripes, without an away victory since April (D2 L6), is they are back on the road again for Week 23.

Key Stat: Only CF Montreal has seen a higher proportion (76%) of its MLS matches this season feature three or more goals than Atlanta United (71%), who also rank fifth (64% of matches) when it comes to both teams scoring.

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Chicago Fire Vs Atlanta United Betting Advice

Historically, this has been a fixture that has paid handsomely if you regularly back the home team. Across their ten all-time MLS meetings, only once did the team playing in their own stadium not pick up three points. This includes each of the three previous encounters held at Soldier Field, but not all five. A 2-1 road win for Atlanta United in May 2018 stands as the sole outlier in an otherwise home dominated match-up.


Chicago Fire Vs Atlanta United – Key Facts:

  • All but one of these teams 10 all-time MLS meetings has ended in the home team on the day winning. Chicago Fire are seeking to win for the fourth home head-to-head in a row then, comfortably winning these encounters by a combined score of 10-1.
  • Chicago Fire are also the form side of this duo. The team hailing from The Windy City are W5 L3 across an eight-game stretch, winning four of their last five as hosts (L1).
  • Atlanta United remain too streaky to be relied upon, with their form in their past seven league games (W1 D2 L4) evidence of this. They’re without a win on their travels in eight attempts (D2 L6).


This only makes it easier tipping up a Chicago Fire victory. Ezra Hendrickson’s team are on a charge, winning the last three games – their best run for five years – and all but one of their last five as hosts. Many of those wins included a clean sheet, but I suspect any success Saturday will be hard fought. That is because Atlanta Utd seldom fire blanks, in particular away from home, netting in six of seven prior road games.

Best Betting Odds – Chicago Fire Vs Atlanta United

Chicago Fire – 11/10 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 13/5 (Betfair)
Atlanta United – 5/2 (Bet365)