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New England Revolution vs. Inter Miami: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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      New England Revolution vs. Inter Miami: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

      This Sunday's Major League Soccer (MLS) fixture presents a classic tale of contrasting fortunes as the New England Revolution square off against Inter Miami. Positioned at opposing ends of the Eastern Conference spectrum, this game at Gillette Stadium is an interesting encounter between two sides with contrasting fortunes.

      Date: 28/04/2024

      Kick-off time: 00:30

      Location: Gillette Stadium

      Sitting 15th in the Eastern Conference, New England Revolution have had a start that could best be described as underwhelming. With only five points secured from eight games, their ambitions of replicating or bettering last season's 5th place finish and subsequent playoff appearance are currently under threat. This is a stark departure from the pre-season optimism that surrounded the team, aiming to solidify themselves as consistent playoff contenders.

      One of the most glaring issues for the Revs has been their inability to convert possession and chances into goals. Scoring a mere five goals over eight matches is a statistic that highlights a significant area of concern. The lack of attacking efficiency has put their defensive unit under tremendous pressure, as evidenced by the 13 goals conceded so far. This imbalance has contributed to their disappointing start to the campaign.

      In this struggling setup, Spanish attacking midfielder Carles Gil has been a bright spot. His performances have stood out in contrast to the team's overall showing, bringing creativity and a fighting spirit to the midfield. However, Gil's efforts have not yet been enough to turn around the team's fortunes single-handedly.

      Under the guidance of Caleb Porter, the Revs are expected to address these issues promptly. Porter, known for his strategic acumen, is undoubtedly working behind the scenes to find the right formula that can kickstart their season. The strategy might involve tweaking the lineup or altering the team's approach to games, focusing more on converting chances and fortifying their defence.

      At the top end of the table, Inter Miami paint a completely different picture. Commanding the Eastern Conference with 18 points from ten games, they have quickly lived up to their billing as one of the favourites for the MLS title this season. This success can be attributed to a blend of tactical nous from coach Tata Martino and star-quality performances from the players.

      The presence of iconic figures such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, and Sergio Busquets, along with Jordi Alba, has brought a level of sophistication and experience to the team that few MLS sides can match. These players, having shared successful periods at Barcelona, have brought a similar chemistry to Miami, elevating the entire squad's performance. Aside from the established stars, young talents like 21-year-old Argentine midfielder Fernando Redondo will be crucial.

      Coach Tata Martino's strategic expertise has been vital in harnessing the potential of this mixed squad of experienced internationals and budding talents. Martino, with his deep understanding of the game and ability to adapt tactics to the strengths of his squad, has crafted a team that is not only effective but also exciting to watch.

      Recent encounters between New England and Inter Miami have mostly tilted in favour of Miami, with the Florida-based club winning three of the last five meetings. This statistic will undoubtedly play a psychological role as both teams prepare to face off. For New England, this match offers a chance to break the recent trend and regain some confidence by besting one of the conference leaders.

      As match day approaches, expectations are high from both sets of supporters. New England fans will be hoping that their team can harness their home advantage and begin turning their season around. Meanwhile, Inter Miami supporters will expect their star-studded team to continue their strong form and consolidate their position at the top of the table.

      For New England, all eyes will be on Carles Gil to see if he can inspire his team to a much-needed victory. For Inter Miami, the synergy between Messi, Suárez, and Busquets will be key.

      For the Revs, this game is about turning their season around and starting a climb up the standings. For Inter Miami, it's about proving their championship credentials and maintaining their lead at the top.

      Inter Miami To Win

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      Inter Miamo To Win @ 5/4

      Both Teams To Score

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      No @ 11/10

      A Goal In Both Halves

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      Team News

      New England Team News:

      Peyton Miller, Brandon Bye and Dylan Borrero are all likely to miss out for the home side. Jonathan Mensah has also missed a few games with injury but is nearing a return, and could make his comeback here.

      Young midfielder Noel Buck could lose his place in the starting lineup, with Mark-Anthony Kaye pushing for a place in the XI.

      Inter Miami Team News:

      Federico Redondo is suffering from a knee injury and will miss out here, while Jordi Alba was absent from the game with Nashville and is a major doubt for this one.

      On top of that, Leonardo Campana, Ian Fray and Robbie Robinson all remain long-term absentees, while Facundo Farias and Sergii Kryvstov are both expected to miss out too.

      Form Guide

      New England’s form is concerning as they enter this game having won one and lost four of their last five games in all competitions, the most recent of which was a 1-0 defeat away at Toronto.

      Prior to that, New England suffered a comprehensive 5-2 hammering away to América in the Concacaf Champions Cup, a result that followed a slender 1-0 win over Charlotte thanks to a goal from Carles Gil, which was preceded by a 0-4 defeat to América and a 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire, with Nacho Gil grabbing the goal in that one.

      Strictly in MLS, New England have won one, drawn one and lost three of their last five games, while on home soil they’ve won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five matches.

      Inter Miami’s form has been fairly mixed in recent weeks as they come into this one with two wins, one draw and two defeats in their last five games. In their most recent match, a brace from Lionel Messi and a goal from Sergio Busquets handed them a 3-1 win over Nashville, a much-needed win after a fairly poor run.

      That game followed a 3-1 loss away at Monterrey in the Concacaf Challenge Cup, a 2-2 draw with Colorado Rapids, a 1-2 loss to Monterrey and a 1-1 draw with New York City FC. The likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Leonardo Alfonso, Tomás Avilés and Diego Gómez have scored in this period.

      Counting only MLS games, Inter Miami have won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five.

      Footy Accumulators Prediction

      New England are in a mightily tough period right now and this one feels as straightforward a pick as you’ll get in MLS at present. With Inter Miami coming off an impressive win and with Lionel Messi firing on good form, Inter Miami should win this one somewhat comfortably. New England Revolution 0-2 Inter Miami.

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