Inter Miami vs New York City Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | MLS

Inter Miami vs New York City Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | MLS

Inter Miami vs New York City Preview

Inter Miami vs New York City will take place in the Major League Soccer (MLS) on March 31 in a clash between teams at opposite ends of the Eastern Conference standings.

The hosts will enter the next game on the back of a mixed run of form. In that time, they have won two, lost two and drawn one of the five games they played. In a worrying sign for the team, they have failed to keep a single clean sheet in this run, conceding 11 goals and scoring 10. Their last game was a 4-0 humbling at the hands of fellow New Yorkers NY Red Bulls. Having underperformed in that one, they were looking to do better in the next one.

The visitors, on the other hand, find themselves in a spot of bother early in the season. They have won just once in their last five matches, losing the other four. In this spell, New York have scored just three goals and conceded seven as they desperately need to find form and consistency. Their last outing was a narrow 1-0 defeat at Cincinnati as Luciano Acosta’s second-half goal was enough for the hosts. Now, NY City were looking to do better in the next outing.

That said, let’s take a look at the team news coming out of both camps.

Inter Miami vs New York City Team News

Inter Miami

Inter Miami goalkeeper Drake Callender. (Getty Images)

Manager Tata Martino will have a considerably long injury list to deal with ahead of his team’s next game. The main talking point being Lionel Messi, with the Argentine set to miss the next game, having picked up a muscular injury on March 15.

Another area for concern is the goalkeeping department. Drake Callender started in Miami’s 3-1 win at DC United but was left out for their last game. He will undergo a late fitness test and could be added to the matchday squad in the 11th hour.

Meanwhile, Robbie Robinson and Nicolas Freire remain sidelined having missed the last couple of games. They are expected to return in the next couple of weeks.

New York City

Manager Nicholas Cushing has a much shorter injury list, but could be left to sweat about the fitness of two key players after the last game. Starters Kevin O’Toole and Birk Risa both came off injured in the second half of the team’s last game and could miss out on the next outing.

Meanwhile, long-term absentees Talles Magno and Maxi Moralez remain sidelined and are not expected to return for the foreseeable future.

Inter Miami vs New York City Predicted Lineups

Inter Miami

Martino will retain the same outfielders but will restore Drake Callender in goal.

Predicted XI: Drake Callender (C) (GK); Tomas Aviles, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Noah Allen; Robert Taylor, Julian Gressel, Sergio Busquets, Lawson Sunderland, Jordi Alba; Leonardo Campana, Luis Suarez.

New York City

The manager will be forced to make two changes to replace the injured players.

Predicted XI: Matthew Freese (GK); Strahinja Tanasijevic, Thiago Martins (C), Justin Haak; Andres Jasson, Andres Perea, James Sands, Agustin Ojeda; Julian Fernandez, Santiago Rodriguez, Hannes Wolf.

 

Inter Miami vs New York City Head-to-Head Record

These two sides have come across each other several times in the past few years. However, New York City lead the head-to-head with three wins in the last five compared to Miami’s one. The teams also played out a 1-1 draw the last time they met in a competitive match.

Last 5 Games

  • Inter Miami 1-1 NY City (10/23)
  • NY City 1-0 Inter Miami (03/23)
  • NY City 3-0 Inter Miami (10/22)
  • Inter Miami 3-2 NY City (08/22)
  • NY City 2-0 Inter Miami (07/22)
Inter Miami vs New York City
The last game between Miami and NY City ended 1-1. (Getty Images)

Inter Miami vs New York City Prediction

Going by history, New York seems a clear favorites owing to their domination in past meetings. However, Inter Miami are in a much better form currently and have a well-settled squad with stars. Home advantage will favour them slightly for a narrow win.

Prediction: Inter Miami 2-1 New York City.

Inter Miami vs New York City Betting Tips and Odds

Both teams have scored in two of the last five meetings between these teams. That has happened in four of Miami’s last five games and in two of NY City’s last five.

Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – Yes: 1.67.
  • Match Total – Over 2.5 Goals: 1.71.
  • Both Teams to Score in First Half – Yes: 4.00.

Match Odds

  • Inter Miami Win: 1.78
  • Draw: 3.95
  • NY City Win: 4.20

Inter Miami vs New York City Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Sunday, March 31st at 12:30 AM (GMT).
  • India: MLS Season Pass.
  • UK: MLS Season Pass.
  • US: MLS Season Pass (Match), Apple TV (HLs).

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