Chicago Fire ready to face Columbus Crew, Eastern Conference action for the 2021 MLS. This matchweek 17 game will take place at Soldier Field on August 15, 2021 at 10:25 PM (ET). The visitors need a win to stay up the table, the home team had a good couple of weeks. Here is all the related information about this Major League Soccer game including the preview, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch in the US.

The home team continues to fight to climb the 2021 MLS Eastern Conference table. Five points in the last three games for the Chicago Fire, they won the most recent game at home against the NY Red Bulls 2-1. The other two points were draws.

Columbus Crew are a bit more comfortable this season in the seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 24 points, 6W-6D-6L. But the last three games were negative results, the team lost to NYCFC, D.C. United and Atlanta United.

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew: Match Information

Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021.
Time: 6:00 PM (ET)
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew: Times by State in the US

ET: 6:00 PM
CT: 5:00 PM
MT: 4:00 PM
PT: 3:00 PM

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew: Storylines

After four weeks without a win, the Chicago Fire finally won against the New York Red Bulls. That victory gave the team some breathing space after earning so few points in a rough four weeks against the top leaders of the Eastern Conference in the 2021 MLS.

Columbus Crew are having trouble winning games. One win and one draw in the last five games, the only win of the last five weeks was on the road against Atlanta United. And the draw was 0-0 against Nashville at home. The team needs three points to continue dreaming with the playoffs this season.

The home team, Chicago Fire, has won 25 of the 47 games against the Columbus Crew since 2015. The last home win against the Columbus Crew was in 2015, that game ended 1-0 in favor of the home team. The most recent game between them was a 2-0 Columbus Crew win.

How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew in the U.S.

This 2021 MLS game in the Eastern Conference will be available for TV and smartphones and will be broadcast in the United States by: Bally Sports Ohio, ESPN+, WGN TV,, SiriusXM FC. Don't forget to download the app to watch the game on your smartphone.

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew: Predictions And Odds

Chicago Fire has the lowest moneyline as an underdog for this game at +110 odds at FanDuel. Playing at home seems to give them a bit of an advantage. But the Columbus Crew are hungry and need a win. Columbus Crew is underdog at +220 odds. The draw sounds good for this game with +230 odds.

Chicago Fire +110
Draw +230
Columbus Crew +220

* Odds via FanDuel