Our football match prediction:
Chicago Fire suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Atlanta United in their last away game in the league, but they have been producing fine performances at home in recent weeks. After sharing the spoils with Montreal Impact, the team recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Columbus Crew at the weekend, with Nemanja Nikolic scoring the winner for Veljko Paunovic’s troops. The charismatic Serbian tactician is doing a good job with Chicago Fire and the good news for the fans is that midfielder Juninho returns from suspension. Their next rivals New England recorded a 2-0 win over Houston Dynamo at the weekend and they will be looking to build on the triumph when they face Chicago at Toyota Park. However, seeing that Veljko Paunovic’s team are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed from Saturday’s football match.
Highligted Player (David Arshakyan):
David Arshakyan is a Russian footballer who currently plays for Chicago Fire as a striker. Arshakyan was born on August 16, 1994 and he played for local club Smena St. Petersburg during his youth career. On the other hand, he started his professional career with Armenian club FC Mika, but he made no more than three appearances for the Mika Stadium outfit. The Russian footballer then joined Lithuanian side FK Trakai and he scored 36 goals in 57 appearances for the club in two seasons. On July 28, 2016 he produced probably the best performance of his career as he scored a hat-trick in a victory over FK Utenis Utena. Six days later it was announced that he would join MLS side Chicago Fire on a two-year deal. Arshakyan made his debut for the club on August 27, 2016, coming as a substitute after 56 minutes. Speaking of his international career, the Chicago Fire attacker debuted for Armenian national team on September 4, 2016 against Denmark.
Highlighted Team (New England Revolution):
Unlike famous NFL club New England Patriots, the Revolution have yet to win the domestic trophy. New England participated five times in the MLS Cup final, but they were more than fortunate not to lift the silverware. The Revs played their last final in 2014, with the team losing to LA Galaxy in the title game at StubHub Center. New England Revolution, though, clinched the North American SuperLiga trophy in 2008 and that is considered as the club’s biggest success. It has to be noted that the Revs defeated Houston Dynamo on penalties in the final of the tournament. New England Revolution were founded in 1994 and Gillette Stadium is the home ground of the club. Legendary defender Alexi Lalas played for the Revolution (1996-1997) and he scored three goals for the Gillette Stadium outfit. Fellow USA ace Clint Dempsey was part of the team as well and you should know that he netted 25 goals in 71 league appearances for the club.