Our prediction for this MLS match:
Chicago Fire will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to New England Revolution when they take on Columbus Crew at Soldier Field. Chicago Fire are on a three-game winless run in MLS, but given their form after the coronavirus break, home win should not be considered. The likes of Gutjahr, Kronholm, and Stojanovic are likely to miss the game with injury, while Kappelhof is rated doubtful.
Columbus Crew, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Philadelphia Union and Cincinnati. The Eastern Conference leaders have been in a splendid form of late, and even though Dutch defender Vito Wormgoor remains on the sidelines with a broken ankle, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. In their last meeting in MLS Columbus Crew recorded a 3-0 win over Chicago Fire.
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 FIFA 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 (Columbus Crew):
Columbus Crew are an American soccer club based in Columbus, Ohio. The Black & Gold participate in the Eastern Conference and in 2008 they won both the conference and the MLS CUP final. Columbus Crew defeated New York Red Bulls in the MLS Cup final, with the likes of Moreno, Marshall and Hejduk scoring for the Black & Gold in the title game.
The club welcome their rivals at Mapfre Stadium, the venue which was opened on May, 15 1999. The current capacity of the stadium is 19.968 and it has to be noted that Mapfre Stadium is the first soccer-specific venue ever built for a MLS club.
A number of high-profile players were part of Columbus Crew in the past, but Guillermo Barros Schelotto is the most famous footballer that wore the black and yellow shirt. Schelotto played for Columbus Crew from 2007 to 2010 and during his spell with the Mapfre Stadium outfit the Black & Gold won the aforementioned MLS Cup.