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Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia 8/1/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Chicago Fire clashes with Philadelphia on 8/1/2021.

Philadelphia challenges Chicago Fire in a Major League Soccer match. Chicago Fire with a record of 3-3-9 this season comes into this game with a 0-0-5 record on the road. Philadelphia is 6-6-4 this season and is 4-1-2 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Chicago Fire and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Philadelphia after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Chicago Fire.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Philadelphia and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, Philadelphia came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Their home crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic is hungry for a win.

The Chicago Fire Roster

The Players to Watch for the Chicago Fire

Boris Sekulić DF

Boris Sekulić has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Boris Sekulić had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Boris Sekulić had 14 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Boris Sekulić has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Boris Sekulić has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Boris Sekulić has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Robert Berić FW

Robert Berić has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Robert Berić had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Robert Berić had 12 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Chicago Fire teammates, Robert Berić had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Robert Berić has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Robert Berić has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Álvaro Medrán MF,FW

Álvaro Medrán has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Álvaro Medrán had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Álvaro Medrán had 13 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Álvaro Medrán has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Álvaro Medrán has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Álvaro Medrán has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Przemysław Frankowski FW,MF

Przemysław Frankowski has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Przemysław Frankowski had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Przemysław Frankowski has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Chicago Fire teammates, Przemysław Frankowski had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Przemysław Frankowski has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Przemysław Frankowski has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Miguel Navarro DF

Miguel Navarro has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Miguel Navarro had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Miguel Navarro had 10 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Chicago Fire teammates, Miguel Navarro had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Miguel Navarro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Miguel Navarro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

The Philadelphia Roster

The Players to Watch for the Philadelphia

Jack Elliott DF

As a shooter, Jack Elliott had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jack Elliott had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Jack Elliott has 16 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Philadelphia teammates, Jack Elliott had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jack Elliott has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jack Elliott has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Jakob Glesnes DF

As a shooter, Jakob Glesnes had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jakob Glesnes had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Jakob Glesnes had 16 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jakob Glesnes has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jakob Glesnes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jakob Glesnes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Alejandro Bedoya MF

Alejandro Bedoya has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Alejandro Bedoya has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Alejandro Bedoya has 14 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Alejandro Bedoya has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Alejandro Bedoya has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alejandro Bedoya has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Olivier Mbaizo DF

As a shooter, Olivier Mbaizo had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Olivier Mbaizo has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Olivier Mbaizo had 15 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Philadelphia teammates, Olivier Mbaizo had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Olivier Mbaizo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Olivier Mbaizo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Jamiro Monteiro MF

Jamiro Monteiro has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Jamiro Monteiro has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Jamiro Monteiro had 14 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Philadelphia teammates, Jamiro Monteiro had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jamiro Monteiro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jamiro Monteiro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Chicago Fire Team Stats

The Chicago Fire Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Chicago Fire was able to score 1.00 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Chicago Fire was able to score 0.93 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Chicago Fire converted on 0.22 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Chicago Fire attempts 4.53 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Chicago Fire is able to get 29.8% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Chicago Fire Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Chicago Fire was able to hold opponents to 1.6 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.33 shots were saved by Chicago Fire goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

Chicago Fire goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 67.5% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 13.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Chicago Fire. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.







Chicago Fire Utility Stats

Chicago Fire tried 13.33 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Chicago Fire is in the top 78 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Chicago Fire had 17.13 interceptions. Chicago Fire is in the top 4 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Chicago Fire commits 13.6 fouls. Chicago Fire is in the top 56 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Chicago Fire drew 13.2 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Chicago Fire is in the top 42 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Chicago Fire committed an offside 1.87 times. Chicago Fire is in the top 56 percentile in offside calls against them.

Philadelphia Team Stats

The Philadelphia Offensive Stats and Metrics

Philadelphia scored 1.19 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Philadelphia scored those goals off assists 79.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.94 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Philadelphia converted on 0.31 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Philadelphia attempts 3.81 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Philadelphia is able to get 32.3% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Philadelphia Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Philadelphia was able to hold opponents to 0.81 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.0 shots were saved by Philadelphia goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 78.1% of shots on target were saved by Philadelphia goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 37.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Philadelphia. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Philadelphia Utility Stats

Philadelphia tried 16.0 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Philadelphia in the top 59 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Philadelphia had 15.56 interceptions. Philadelphia is in the top 9 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Philadelphia has committed 12.75 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Philadelphia is in the top 42 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Philadelphia drew 9.38 fouls. This puts Philadelphia in the top 88 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Philadelphia had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.25 times per 90 minutes of action. Philadelphia is in the top 80 percentile in offside calls against them.

Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Chicago Fire 2 Philadelphia 3

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