Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs: prediction for the MLB game
Pittsburgh Pirates have looked poor of late. They lost seven games in a row. First, the team traveled to New York, where they played against the Mets and the Yankees. The Pirates managed to put up a fight in two games - in game two against the Mets, they lost by one run; it was another narrow loss in game one against the Yankees. Back at home, the Pirates suffered another defeat in the opening game of the current series (2:3).
Chicago Cubs came into this series off the back of a successful trip to Miami. In the opening game against the Marlins, the Cubs lost (3:10), but they managed to bounce back and defeated their hosts in the following two games (2:1, 4:3). Chicago then mounted a winning streak - last night, they recorded their third consecutive win (3:2). In the last seven away games, the Cubs lost only once.
In 4 head-to-head games out of 6, the teams didn't score more than 8 runs.
The Cubs were undefeated in the first inning in 4 out of 5 head-to-head games.
Chicago Cubs are in good form and have looked more interesting than their hosts lately. Nether side has a big advantage over another, but we think that the visitors will take advantage of the Pirates' poor form and record their fourth consecutive victory.
Our prediction - Chicago Cubs to win