Charlotte FC (11-17-2, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Fire (9-14-8, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Chicago -115, Charlotte FC +299, Draw +260; over/under is 2.5 goals
BOTTOM LINE: Xherdan Shaqiri leads the Chicago Fire into a matchup with Charlotte FC after scoring two goals against CF Montreal.
The Fire are 6-11-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. The Fire are 4-0-1 when they score at least three goals.
Charlotte is 8-13-1 in Eastern Conference games. Charlotte is 4-2-0 when it scores a pair of goals.
The matchup Saturday is the second meeting of the season between the two teams. The Fire won the last game 3-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shaqiri has seven goals and seven assists for the Fire. Chris Mueller has scored two goals over the last 10 games.
Andre Shinyashiki has scored four goals for Charlotte. Karol Swiderski has three goals and three assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Fire: 3-4-3, averaging 1.2 goals, 3.6 shots on goal and 4.3 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.5 goals per game.
Charlotte: 3-7-0, averaging 1.2 goals, 4.4 shots on goal and five corner kicks per game while allowing 2.2 goals per game.
NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Fire: Wyatt Omsberg (injured), Gaston Gimenez (injured), Jairo Torres (injured), Stanislav Ivanov (injured), Fabian Herbers (injured), Kacper Przybylko (injured).
Charlotte: Vinicius Mello (injured), Adam Edouard Armour (injured), Guzman Corujo (injured), McKinze Gaines (injured), Jan Sobocinski (injured).
The Associated Press