New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire Betting Tip Home Win -2 – 18 May 2022

Red Bulls to ease to victory in Chicago

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New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire
18th May 2330hrs
Football – USA – MLS
Pick Home Win -2
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 15/4 odds taken 1616 GMT, Tuesday 17 May

Gerhard Struber’s New York Red Bulls welcome Ezra Hendrickson’s Chicago Fire to the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey in midweek for an intriguing MLS fixture. The Red Bulls have made a decent start in the Eastern Conference and are just a point behind leaders Montreal. As for Fire, they are rock bottom after claiming just two wins so far. However, only ten points separates top to bottom in a tight Eastern division. Read on for the best odds and tips.

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New York Red Bulls Preview – Can Metro secure another three points?

Gerhard Struber’s New York Red Bulls have had a solid season so far, picking up five wins from their opening 11 matches. The Red Bulls have drawn four and lost two of the other six and are just a point adrift of top spot in the Eastern Conference table.

Since losing to current leaders Montreal in early April, New York are undefeated in five, winning two and drawing three. After back-to-back wins over Orlando City and Chicago Fire, Metro have drawn 1-1 with both Portland Timbers and Philadelphia Union.

Our betting prediction:
New York Red Bulls to win to nil

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(odds taken 1618 GMT, Tuesday 17 May)

Struber’s side will be hoping to keep up their unbeaten run with three points at the Red Bull Arena in midweek. They are the odds-on favourites with the bookies.

Chicago Fire Preview – Can Fire seal a rare win?

Despite taking ten points from 11 games, Chicago Fire find themselves bottom of the Eastern table and 25th overall. However, with things so tight, an away win in this one will take them to within six points of the Red Bulls.

They made a decent enough start, claiming two wins and three draws from their opening five, but things have gone rapidly downhill since. They have taken just one point from their past six matches, losing the last four.

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Chicago will be desperate to avoid a fifth straight defeat, but Ezra Hendrickson’s side are the big 11/2 underdogs in this one.


New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire Betting Advice

In the 2021 season, Chicago picked up two wins over the Red Bulls, with New York winning the first of the three meetings back in May last year.

They have already squared off this term, with the Red Bulls leaving Chicago with a 2-1 win. Patryk Klimala was the hero, scoring two late goals after Xherdan Shaqiri had opened the scoring for Fire.


Key Facts – New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire Betting Tip

  • New York picked up a win in Chicago earlier in the month
  • The Red Bulls are unbeaten in five (two wins, three draws)
  • Chicago are bottom of the Eastern Conference table at present


New York have started the season well, and they should ease past the Eastern Conference’s bottom club. We are backing the home team to prevail by a margin, and there is good value in 15/4 for the hosts to win -2.

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Luquinhas has been in good form of late, netting two goals in his last four appearances. You can get 7/2 for the 25-year-old to score anytime in this one.


The best betting odds for New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire

New York Red Bulls to win: 1/2 at Bet365
Draw: 3/1 at Bet365
Chicago Fire to win: 11/2 at Bet365