We take a look at Friday mornings (6/9/2019) NFL 2019 match is between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. View our tips and bets for the Packers versus Bears match.
When: Friday 6th September at 10:25AM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
It’s only fitting that the NFL’s 100th season kicks off with a classic rivalry game from Soldier Field on Friday.
Chicago’s season ended in bitter fashion last year due to a missed field goal in the NFC Championship Game, while Green Bay’s self-destructed under long-time head coach Mike McCarthy, who has since been replaced by former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator, Matt LaFleur.
The Packers have won four of their last five games over the Bears, including last year’s Week 1 come from behind victory made famous by Aaron Rodgers’ one-legged, three touchdown performance.
Chicago’s biggest strength is defence, something defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano hopes to carry over into the new season. The Bears finished with the fewest rushing yards allowed in 2018, as well as the fifth-fewest touchdowns allowed through the air.
Opening the season at Soldier Field is tough, particularly on the prime-time stage of Thursday Night. You can expect Pagano to dial up plenty of blitzes early to rattle Rodgers in the pocket, and if the Packers respond by running the ball, they’ll certainly be playing into Chicago’s hands.
On the other side, the Bears are a huge question mark offensively. Mitchell Trubisky showed signs of promise at times last year, but overthrown passes remain a concern. Rookie running back David Montgomery also has a bright future ahead of him, but you can expect plenty of growing pains as he adapts to the NFL level.
In a nutshell, the Bears hold the advantage on defence, while the Packers are the elite team offensively.
The last three games between these two sides have been decided by no more than a touchdown, and considering Green Bay are 3-1 as the away underdog at the line against Chicago, it’s worth playing it safe by backing the Packers to keep things close.
Tip: Chicago Beats at $1.54
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: David Montgomery at $10.00
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change