Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Toyota Park when Chicago Fire and Toronto face each other in the MLS derby. Chicago Fire were producing splendid showings at the start of the season, but, as expected, the team eventually suffered a dip in form and, as a result, they have been dropping down the standings week by week. Chicago Fire aim to stay in the race for top position in the Eastern Conference and we predict that Veljko Paunovic’s men are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s football match against Toronto. The Reds recorded a routine 4-1 win over Portland Timbers at the weekend, with Justin Morrow scoring a brace for the Canadian club, but, as before, a man to watch in the away team will be Sebastian Giovinco, who is enjoying yet another successful season. Both teams are likely to go for a win in Sunday’s derby and a high-scoring affair appears on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (Bastian Schweinsteiger):
After making a name for himself at Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger moved to Manchester United in 2015 for a fee of €9 million. The German midfielder won eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, but he has yet to win the Premier League trophy with Manchester United. However, winning the 2014 World Cup trophy with Germany is considered Bastian’s biggest success and it is well known that he won the bronze medal with die Manschaft at the 2006 and the 2010 World Cup finals. Schweinsteiger was born on 1 August, 1984 and he scored 45 goals in 342 appearances for Bayern Munich. The German international, though, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with Manchester United as he scored no more than one goal in 18 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit. Bastian Schweinsteiger netted once for Germany at the Euro 2016 finals and later in July he married Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic.
Highlighted Team (Toronto FC):
Toronto are a club based in Canada, but they have been competing in Major League Soccer since 2007. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment own both the soccer club and National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs. BMO Field is the club’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 30.000. The Canadian outfit impressed in the 2016 MLS Cup and they faced Seattle Sounders in the title game at BMO Field. However, the Canadians were more than unfortunate not to lift the silverware as they were beaten by the Sounders on penalties. Speaking of the Canadian Championship, Toronto FC won their fifth domestic title in 2016, with the team beating Vancouver Whitecaps in the final of the tournament. Montreal Impact are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in meetings between the two Canadian sides. Toronto FC’s home kit is red and it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Reds. It has to be noted that the club was founded back in 2005.