Our football match prediction:
Chicago Fire and Colorado Rapids, the two teams who emerged triumphant in their respective league games at the weekend, face each other at Toyota Park on Thursday. Chicago Fire impressed in the 4-1 victory over Seattle Sounders and they will be looking to build on the triumph when they take on Colorado Rapids in Thursday’s football game. Veljko Paunovic’s team returned to winning ways following three games without a win and the triumph over the title holders certainly gave his men a confidence boost. Colorado, on the other hand, outplayed San Jose Earthquakes on home soil, with the team putting an end to their five-match losing run in MLS. Both Chicago and Colorado aim to continue with good results and we predict that both teams will go for a win in the Toyota Park clash. Taking everything into account, both teams to score bet should be considered.
Highligted Player (Nemanja Nikolic):
Serbian-born 28-year-old striker Nemanja Nikolic is the Hungarian international currently playing Legia Warsaw. Nikolic began his career at Serbian side FK Senta, but his professional debut came in Hungarian club Barcs where he spent one year before he moved to Kaposvoglye. His career took a turn upwards upon the arrival to Kaposvar in 2008. Nikolic managed to notch thirty goals in just 49 appearances, attracting attention from Hungarian biggest sides. His fine form earned him a transfer to heavyweights Videoton in 2010. Almost 150 matches later and 87 goals to hi name, Nemanja Nikolic joined Polish giants Legia, where he continued his fine form by finishing the 2015-16 Ekstraklasa season as the league’s top scorer with 28 goals in 37 matches. Hungarian striker has been linked with a move away from Legia with Premier League sides such as Hull City expressing interest in acquiring his services, but Nikolic remained with his club to take part in Legia’s Champions League campaign.
Highlighted Team (Colorado Rapids):
Colorado Rapids are a Major League Soccer club and they compete in the USA professional soccer league as a member of the Western Conference. Colorado began their play in MLS back in 1996 and 14 years later they managed to win the MLS Cup trophy. The Rapids recorded a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in the final of the tournament, with George John scoring the winner for Gary Smith’s team in the extra time. Colorado made it to the MLS Cup final in 1997 as well, but D.C. United proved to be a big catch for the club in the title game. The Rapids play their home games at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and the venue has been Colorado’s home ground since 2007. It has to be noted that the likes of Tim Howard, Carlos Valderama, Claudio Lopez and Jermaine Jones were all part of the club in the past. Colorado’s colours are red, sky blue and white, but they were yellow shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.