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NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | MLS

NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami Preview

NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami will take place in the Major League Soccer (MLS) on March 23 as two Eastern Conference heavyweights prepare to lock horns.

The hosts enter this game on the back of a slightly stagnant run of form. With just two wins in their last eight games across competitions, the Red Bulls are in a spot of bother. In that time, they also drew four and lost two games. In contrast, NY ended last season with seven wins from their final 10 games of the campaign, hitting 25 goals in those wins. Now, they will look to slowly reach that peak form as the season progresses, hopefully with a strong showing in their next game.

Miami, on the other hand, are in great shape and form heading into this match. They have lost just once in their last eight games across competitions, recording four wins and three draws in the other games. Inter Miami advanced to the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup after a 5-3 aggregate victory over Nashville. They then secured a comfortable 3-1 win away at DC United in their last game to hold top spot in the East.

On that note, let’s take a look at the team news ahead of this game.

NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami Team News

NY Red Bulls

In terms of injuries, manager Sandro Schwarz will have three players to worry about ahead of this match. Serge Ngoma, Curtis Ofori and Dante Vanzeir all missed the team’s last few games and are unlikely to make their returns anytime soon.

Midfielder Daniel Edelman, too, will be unavailable for selection for one MLS game after picking up a double-yellow sending off in the last game. He will be eligible to be picked starting from the match against Orlando on March 31.

Inter Miami

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi will miss the next two games. (Getty Images)

Manager Tata Martino will be without three youngsters who have been sidelined long-term. Ian Fray and Facundo Farias are both out since last season with cruciate ligament injuries. It has been nearly nine months for the former and over a year for the latter, but no return date has been announced.

Superstar Lionel Messi will also be unavailable for this game after pulling out of Argentina’s squad for the ongoing international break. Despite having stayed back in Miami to recover, it seems unlikely he will be fit in the next couple of weeks.

NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami Predicted Lineups

NY Red Bulls

Despite suffering a 3-0 humbling in their last game, manager Shwarz will retain faith in his players and field the same XI, barring one change in midfield.

Predicted XI: Carlos Coronel (GK); Kyle Duncan, Andres Reyes, Noah Eile, John Tolkin; Peter Stroud, Dennis Gjengaar, Frankie Amaya, Emil Forsberg (C); Elias Manoel, Lewis Morgan.

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Inter Miami

Having secured a comfortable win in their last game, Martino will stick with the same team. However, Serhiy Kryvtsov could make his return to the starting lineup.

Predicted XI: Drake Callender (C) (GK); David Ruiz, Tomas Aviles, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Noah Allen; Federico Redondo, Sergio Busquets, Diego Gomez; Julian Gressel, Leonardo Campana, Robert Taylor.

NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami Head-to-Head Record

These two teams have come up against each other frequently in the last few years, with the games resulting in heated affairs. The head-to-head is in balance with the Red Bulls winning three and Miami winning two of the last five meetings.

Last 5 Games

  • NY Red Bulls 0-2 Inter Miami (08/23)
  • Inter Miami 0-1 NY Red Bulls (06/23)
  • NY Red Bulls 3-1 Inter Miami (08/22)
  • Inter Miami 2-0 NY Red Bulls (05/22)
  • NY Red Bulls 1-0 Inter Miami (10/21)
NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami
Messi in action vs the Red Bulls last season. (Getty Images)

NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami Prediction

Considering the form these two teams are in, NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami could end in a comfortable win for the visitors. Despite being without Lionel Messi, Miami’s other stars and key players have stepped up to continue their strong start.

Prediction: NY Red Bulls 1-3 Inter Miami.

NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami Betting Tips & Odds

Just one of the last five meetings has seen three or more goals score, with that game also being the only occasion in five to see both teams score. Additionally, four straight red cards have been shown to players in the last six meetings, highlighting the underlying tension in these games.

Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – Yes: 1.64
  • Match Total over 2.5 Goals – Yes: 1.78
  • Double Chance – Inter Miami or Draw: 1.66


  • NY Red Bulls Win: 2.23
  • Draw: 3.65
  • Inter Miami Win: 3.00

NY Red Bulls vs Inter Miami Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Saturday, March 23 at 6:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: MLS Season Pass.
  • UK: MLS Season Pass.
  • US: MLS Season Pass (Match), Apple TV (HLs).