Will New York City Be Too Strong on Home Turf?
New York City and Inter Miami clash at Citi Field in MLS playoff action Monday. City, who have won their last three, are the bookies’ favorites to get the victory and progress into the Conference semifinals.
This will be Miami’s first playoff game, and Phil Neville’s men will certainly enjoy the occasion. However, Inter are the underdog in the Bronx. Check out the latest soccer odds and predictions and bet online now.
New York To Reach Conference Semifinals?
New York City have had an up-and-down kind of season. They were flying early doors under Ronny Deila. However, Deila, who guided the club to MLS Cup glory last term, left for Standard Liege in June. Interim boss Nick Cushing has done a steady job since taking over.
New York go into the playoffs in good form, winning three in a row. Over the past month, City have secured successive victories over the New York Red Bulls, Orlando City, and Atlanta United. However, they picked up just a win in 10 prior to that.
The Pigeons finished in third position in the Eastern Conference table, 12 points behind winners Philadelphia Union. They won 16 of their 34 league matches, losing 11 and drawing seven of the other 18.
New York head into these playoffs as the defending champions and the Boys in Blue are more than capable of holding on to their crown. The hosts are odds-on to win this first-round fixture.
Inter Miami To Miss Out?
Inter Miami are one of three clubs making their first playoff appearance. Neville has done an excellent job at DRV PNK Stadium this season, guiding the Herons to a sixth-place finish in the Eastern Conference. Inter ended on 48 points after 14 wins, 14 defeats, and six draws.
Miami made sure of their playoff spot with some stunning form at the end of the regular campaign. They won four in a row before losing to Montreal on the final weekend. The Florida side have been a tough nut to crack of late, losing just four of their past 13 MLS games.
Inter Miami have found it tough going away from home, but they have won two away games on the spin. After a 3-2 success at DC United, Neville’s Herons won 1-0 at Toronto in their last away fixture.
New York City will not be easy to beat on their own patch, but can Inter cause a big upset at Citi Field?
NYC FC vs Inter Miami Head-to-Head
Inter Miami and New York City played out a five-goal thriller at DRV PNK Stadium when they last locked horns in August. The home team edged it, coming from 2-1 down at half time to seal a 3-2 win.
A month earlier at Yankee Stadium, the Cityzens beat the Herons 2-0. Maximiliano Moralez’s goal gave City a first-half lead, and Heber doubled their advantage in the 75th minute. Overall, New York have won five of the six meetings.
NYC FC vs Inter Miami Match Information
- Game: New York City vs. Inter Miami
- Location: Citi Field
- Day/Time: Monday, Oct 17, 7:00 p.m. ET
- NYC FC vs Inter Miami Live Stream: Fubo TV
NYC FC vs Inter Miami Betting Lines
NYC FC vs Inter Miami Prediction
New York City have played at various venues this season, but they have managed to remain tough to beat in their home fixtures, losing just three time.
They have won the last two, beating New York Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium and Orlando City at the Red Bull Arena. They should get the job done at Citi Field on Monday.
Inter Miami will no doubt play their part in what promises to be an entertaining game, but New York are our soccer picks in this playoff. On BetUs’ sportsbook, you can get the excellent price of +240 for the home win and both teams to score.