Chicago Fire will host D.C. United at Soldier Field on Monday, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in the MLS.
The hosts were on the losing end in a 1-0 defeat away to Sporting Kansas City on Thursday, while D.C. United fell to a heavy 4-1 thrashing by New York City FC.
Chicago Fire currently sit 11th on the Eastern Conference table, while their opponents are bottom with just 11 points picked up from 16 matches.
Chicago Fire vs D.C. United Head-to-Head
The two sides have met on 47 occasions previously, with D.C. United having the better head-to-head record.
The away side picked up 17 victories, scoring 69 goals, while Chicago Fire were triumphant on 13 occasions, scoring 67 goals. A total of 17 previous matches ended in a draw.
Their most recent clash came in September when they could not be separated in a goalless draw.
Chicago Fire form guide: L-W-WD-L
D.C. United form guide: D-L-L-L-L
Chicago Fire vs D.C. United Team News
Chicago Fire have three players ruled out of this fixture through different injury concerns.
Kenneth Kronholm (knee), Jeremiah Gutjahr (knee), and Luka Stojanovic (MCL) will all miss the fixture for Raphael Wicky's side.
Miguel Angel Navarro and Gaston Gimenez are away on international duty and will miss the fixture.
There are no suspension worries for Chicago Fire
Injuries: Kenneth Kronholm, Jeremiah Gutjahr (knee), Luka Stojanovic
D.C. United have six players ruled out of their clash with Chicago Fire. Steve Bimbaum (virus), Mohammed Abu (knock), Ulises Segura (calf), Felipe Campanholi Martins (ACL), Edison Flores (Head) and Paul Arriola (knee) are unavailable.
There are no suspension worries for the visitors.
Injuries: Steve Bimbam, Mohammed Abu, Ulises Segura, Felipe Campanholi, Edison Flores, Paul Arriola
Chicago Fire vs D.C. United Predicted XI
Chicago Fire Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Bobby Shuttleworth; Jonathan Bornstein, Francisco Calvo, Mauricio Pineda, Boris Sekulic; Alvaro Medran, Mike Azira; Ignacio Aiseda, Fabian Herbes, Dorde Mihailovic; Robert Beric
D.C. United Predicted XI (4-5-1): Bill Hamid; Oniel Fisher, Donovan Pines, Axel Sjoberg, Russell Canouse, Julian Gressel; Kevin Paredes, Moses Nyeman, Junior Moreno, Griffin Yow; Ola Kamara
Chicago Fire vs D.C. United Prediction
Neither side has exactly set the MLS alight this season and both are currently in the lower rungs of the table.
The visitors have, however, been extremely poor this season and Chicago Fire seem likely to pick up a comfortable victory at home.
Prediction: Chicago Fire 3-0 D.C. UnitedPublished 09 Oct 2020, 16:49 IST