Chicago Fire host Orlando City SC at the Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago today, July 7, in a match for the 2021 MLS regular season. The Red Machine will try to get their second straight win in the tournament, while the visitors want to bounce back after losing the last time out. Here, find out what you need to know about this Major League Soccer match such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
The host beat 3-0 Atlanta United last week to keep the momentum going after drawing 3-3 with Philadelphia Union to end their three-game losing streak. Raphael Wicky’s team has found its way out of the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and will try to keep with the winning streak.
Meanwhile, Orlando City is coming to Chicago after losing against the New York Red Bulls last time out. The 2-1 score ended up a three-game winning streak. However, they want to get back to triumph and keep putting pressure on the New England Revolution in the top of the Eastern Conference.
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City SC: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Time: 8:00 PM (ET).
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, United States.
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City SC: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 5:00 PM
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City SC: Head-to-head and storylines
After a disappointing run, Chicago Fire has found themselves with a new form. Last time around, against Atlanta United, the team got an impressive victory. Ignacio Aliseda scored a first-half brace and then Przemysław Frankowski completed the score.
On the other hand, Orlando City will try to bounce back after their last defeat. In fact, they have never lost consecutive regular-season fixtures since the 2019 campaign. And they will try to stay on that path. But the record against their next rivals is not the best.
These two teams have met each other in 14 matches, with Chicago Fire having six wins. Orlando City has three wins, and the other five games have ended up in draws. The last time they met in a friendly earlier this year the score ended up in a 2-2.
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City SC: Regular season Standings
After their last victory, Chicago Fire is no longer at the bottom of the table. Now they’re in 12th place, level on points with Inter Miami on the Eastern Conference table. Orlando, meanwhile, has 21 points in 11 games and it’s second of the Eastern Conference, three points behind league leaders New England Revolution.
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City SC: Regular season Top Scorers
Orlando City’s top scorer is Nani, with 6 goals so far in the 2021 MLS regular season. Meanwhile, for Chicago Fire, the top scorer is Luka Stojanovic with three goals so far.
How to watch or live stream Chicago Fire vs Orlando City SC in the US
The game between Chicago Fire and Orlando City, to be played in Chicago will be broadcasted in the US by chicagofirefc.com, LionNation TV, Fox 35 Plus Orlando - WRBW, WGN TV, TUDN USA, UniMás, TUDN App, TUDN.com, Univision NOW.
Chicago Fire vs Orlando City SC: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, the odds are in favor of Chicago Fire with +135. Meanwhile, Orlando City has +165, while a tie would end up in a +250 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel