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Preview: Charlotte FC vs Chicago Fire - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Major League Soccer game between Charlotte FC and the Chicago Fire. This includes predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Aiming for 3 consecutive home wins in all competitions, Charlotte FC face off chicago fire at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday.

The Fire are looking to keep this solid run going into the weekend with 3 wins and 1 draw from their final four games in MLS.

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Charlotte FC regained their winning ways in MLS with a comfortable 3-0 victory over DC United on Thursday morning when the two sides met at Bank of America Stadium.

An own goal in the 13th minute opens the scoring. Steve Birnbaum, Karol Swidarski When Quinn McNeill Scored a late goal to condemn wayne roomieFor the 13th loss of the season.

Prior to that, Charlotte FC had suffered consecutive league losses to Inter Miami and Toronto FC before a hard 4-penalty victory over Chelsea in the Florida Cup on 21 July.

With 29 goals in 23 games, Christian RattanzioThe men are currently seventh in the Eastern Conference standings, level with Inter Miami and FC Cincinnati on points.

Chicago Fire defender Jonathan Bornstein (3) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against DC United during the second half at Audi Field on March 12, 2022© Reuters

Meanwhile, the Chicago Fire failed to move into the playoff places after ending in a scoreless draw against Atlanta United last Saturday.

In an end-to-end match at Soldier Field, both sides were guilty of futile displays in front of goal as they settled for their share of the spoils after missing scoring chances.

before that, Ezra Hendricksonmen beat Toronto FC, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver White Caps, scoring 6 goals and conceding 1 in the process, for a three-game winning streak.

The Fire have 7 wins, 6 ties, 10 losses and 27 points this season in 23 games to sit 10th in the MLS West Division table, level with 11th-placed New England Revolution.

The Chicago Fire go into the weekend without a win in all but one of their last nine away games, with the exception of a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 24.7 losses and 1 draw.

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Joseph Mora playing for Charlotte FC on 3 August 2022© Reuters

Charlotte FC enter the pitch without a serve from the Brazilian forward Vinicius Melocontinues his long journey to full fitness after suffering a leg injury last August.

He is on the club’s injury list alongside the 19-year-old defender. Adam AmourHe has been on hiatus since April due to a meniscus problem.

Hendrickson can’t call up defensive duo when it comes to Chicago Fire John Espinoza When Wyatt Omsbergruled out due to knee and ligament injuries, respectively.

Bulgarian forward Stanislav Ivanov The goalkeeper will miss four games in a row due to injury Chris Brady I am currently nursing an ankle problem.

Chris MuellerHe boasts of having been involved in five goals in his last five games.

Gabriel Slonina Having recently completed a loan move to Chelsea, the 18-year-old will retain his place during the visitor’s stick after returning to the club on loan until January.

Candidates for Charlotte FC’s starting lineup:
Karina; Mora, Korho, Walks, and McCown. Bronico; Joswiak, McNeil, Shinyashiki, and Reina.Swidarski

Candidates for the Chicago Fire starting lineup:
Slonina; Sekulic, Teran, Czichos, Navarro. Pineda, Navarro and Torres.Shaqiri, Muller, Durand

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We say: Charlotte FC 1-1 Chicago Fire

With just two points and three places behind Charlotte and Chicago Fire, expect a thrilling and action-packed contest. Both teams head into the weekend in solid fashion, and we predict that the loot will be shared this time around.

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