Sky Blue (W) (@3.1) vs Chicago Red Stars (W) (@2.05)

Our Prediction:

Chicago Red Stars (W) will win

Sky Blue (W) – Chicago Red Stars (W) Match Prediction | 16-09-2019 17:00

The Red Stars and Sky Blue FC last played each other back on July 6. It was the first meeting between the two teams for this season. Chicago was navigating their way through a bit of a season slump having dropped 3 of their last 4 prior to playing Sky Blue at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, and SBFC had just recently fired their head coach at the time. Final game before U.S. national team players returned for either squad, and seemed like an ideal match for the Red Stars World Cup roster to get a result, Chicago would go on to lose the match 2-1.

Sky Blue, on the other hand, is the better rested of the two sides but has yet to secure their first win of the season, no doubt taking quite the mental toll on the players. They, too, are entering Saturdays match off a loss, a 3-1 loss to the Utah Royals FC in which all three of the Royals goals were scored in the opening 30 minutes. Although Carli Lloyd struck in the 62nd minute to prevent the shutout, the result was still one of the teams biggest losses of the year.

WNT duo of Christie Pearce and Kelley OHara will look to help the young Sky Blue side contain the likes of Press and Huerta and take a win in Chicago. SCOUTING SKY BLUE: Sky Blue comes into the match with an overall record of 5-4-1. The New Jersey side is coming off a huge 3-1 road victory against the Portland Thorns. The offensive side for Sky Blue is clicking, currently third overall in goals (15), but the defensive side is seventh in goals against (14). Sarah Killion (5) and Sam Kerr (4) hold the third and fourth overall spot in goals in the NWSL, while Kailen Sheriden is third in saves. The veteran U.S.

In addition, please read our Privacy Policy, which has also been updated and became effective May 23rd, 2018. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audience is coming from. To find out more or to opt-out, please read our Cookie Policy.

Last 10 team matches

Julie Ertz took a bit of punishment during the match against Washington - which means she will probably play 90 minutes! However, if she doesnt, this is a good match for that as theres lots of options for the Red Stars to get themselves a different look at various players as they continue their make their push for points at the top of the table. Travel on a short week with short rest has us more than open to some good old fashioned player rotation.

In a meeting from American WSL will face teams of Sky Blue and Chicago Red Stars. Sky Bkue will have bad match and I think the guests from Chicago will win easily this visit. My prediction here is 2/2. I expect they will dominate in this away meeting and I hope they will win this visit. Chicago Red Stars are one of favorites for title this season and I hope they will take easily this away game, because they are much better team. Chicago Red Stars are fvorite team for me to win this visit. Good luck! Sky Blue won surprisingly last match away against Chicago,but I expect they will loss today.

Stott in particular has been sorely missed, as her absence from the backline since she sustained a back strain has left a relatively inexperienced backline even weaker. The New Jersey-based side have also been plagued with injuries, and although Katie Johnson has been upgraded to questionable and will likely see the field Saturday night, they will be without Jen Hoy, Amandine Pierre-Louis, Raquel Rodriguez, and Rebekah Stott.

Nagasato has four goals on the season herself, and her tactical ability on the ball, vision, and willingness to sacrifice her body for chances on goal make her a highly unpredictable player for opponents to defend. Kerr also has two assists, her most recent one being to Nagasato, the Japanese international who is an underrated but extremely dangerous piece of the attack for the Red Stars. The on-field chemistry shes building with Kerr makes her even more threatening in Chicagos attack, especially when facing the worst defense in the league.

Thats a mood ring: Winning is breeds confidence and confidence is contagious. Despite the travel and short rest, the Red Stars enter this match as favorites to not just get a result, but win. They should continue to play as such if they want to keep the conversation around them as not just a playoff team but an elite team in NWSL.