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Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew Prediction, Odds, MLS Picks [5/18/2024]

Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew Prediction, Odds, MLS Picks [5/18/2024]

MLS action continues on Saturday at 8:30PM ET as Columbus locks horns with Chicago at Soldier Field.

Dimers.com's full preview of Saturday's Chicago vs. Columbus matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew Prediction: Who Will Win

We have used advanced machine learning and statistics to simulate the outcome of Saturday's MLS matchup between Chicago and Columbus 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of MLS predictions.

Our famous predictive analytics model currently gives Chicago a 34.2% chance of winning, Columbus a 40.2% chance of winning, and the draw a 25.6% chance of happening.

According to our model, the over/under total of 2.5 goals has a 51% chance of going over.

Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Market Chicago Columbus Draw
Moneyline +160 +160 +250
Market Over 2.5 Under 2.5
Total Goals -134 +110

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, coupled with the latest odds, reveal the top betting picks for every game, including Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew. Our MLS best bets are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew Correct Score Prediction

Led by a 1-1 draw, here are the top three most likely final scores based on our model:

Final Score Probability
CHI 1-1 COL 12.1%
CHI 0-1 COL 9.4%
CHI 1-2 COL 8.7%

These scorelines are based on each team's average score after 10,000 simulations, which means the most likely correct score can differ from our predicted winner.

Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew Game Information

Saturday's matchup between Chicago and Columbus in MLS at Soldier Field is scheduled to begin at 8:30PM ET.


Our full betting coverage of Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.


According to our computer model, Chicago has a 34.2% win probability on Saturday, Columbus has a 40.2% win probability, and there is a 25.6% chance that the game will end in a draw.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Chicago vs. Columbus insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are sourced from current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Nick Slade
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Nick Slade, with nearly two decades of experience as a sports and betting expert, serves as the Chief Content Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, where he steers the editorial and digital content strategy for leading platforms like Dimers.com, Stats Insider and Gambling Today. Specializing in soccer, Nick brings a global perspective to his coverage of the sport, including detailed analyses of MLS games. He also contributes to NHL content through game previews, best bets, and props, and lends his expertise to crafting NBA first basket betting content. 

With a robust background as a journalist and broadcaster, Nick has been a trusted voice on major networks and channels such as Fox Sports, WCBV-TV Boston, ESPN, ABC, and others. His profound understanding of sports and betting dynamics has made him a sought-after authority in the wagering and gambling industries.

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