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Inter Miami vs Monterrey: Preview, predictions and lineups

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Inter Miami are all set to play host to Liga MX giants CF Monterrey within the first leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinals Wednesday night time at Chase Stadium.

The Herons will hope to have celebrity Lionel Messi again within the facet or at the least within the squad, as they’ve lacked the creativity that the Barcelona legend brings. Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino’s facet have managed only one win with out Messi within the three video games that he is missed in MLS motion. The south Florida facet have had horrible luck with accidents early on within the 2024 season however they’re going to nonetheless be aiming excessive in essentially the most prestigious membership competitors in North American soccer.

On the opposite facet of the tie, Rayados had been nearly storming although every Liga MX opponent earlier than crumbling by the hands of Chivas de Guadalajara this previous weekend. It was Fernando ‘Tano’ Ortiz’s first defeat of the marketing campaign after an unbeaten run of 16 video games in all competitions in 2024. With Brandon Vazquez and German Berterame to begin up entrance, Rayados will look to inflict harm on an injury-riddled Miami protection.

Here is 90min’s preview of the conflict between the 2 North American giants.

Inter Miami vs Monterrey H2H Document

That is the first-ever assembly between Inter Miami and Monterrey.

Present Type (all competitions)

Inter Miami

Monterrey

Inter Miami 1-1 NYCFC – 03/30/2024

Monterrey 0-2 Chivas – 03/30/2024

New York Crimson Bulls 4-0 Inter Miami – 03/23/2024

Atlas 1-2 Monterrey – 03/17/2024

DC United 1-3 Inter Miami – 03/16/2024

Monterrey 2-1 FC Cincinnati – 03/14/2024

Inter Miami 3-1 Nashville SC – 03/13/2024

Monterrey 2-1 Mazatlan – 03/10/2024

Inter Miami 2-3 CF Montreal – 03/10/2024

FC Cincinnati 0-1 Monterrey – 03/07/2024

Nation

TV channel/stay stream

United Kingdom

Concacaf GO

United States

TUDN, FS1

Canada

OneSoccer

Lionel Messi

Messi seems to be a game-time choice in opposition to Monterrey / Brennan Asplen/GettyImages

Messi seems to be game-time choice for Miami come Wednesday night time as he is nonetheless coping with a lingering hamstring harm. Nevertheless, Martino himself confirmed earlier than the conflict with NYCFC that the medical workforce had been doing every little thing attainable to have the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner match for the quarterfinal matchup with Rayados.

Nicolas Freire and Serhiy Kryvstov are each doubts for the competition as they’re additionally recovering from hamstring accidents and each missed out in opposition to NYCFC.

Benjamin Cremaschi has returned to coaching however wasn’t current Martino’s squad of their 1-1 draw with NYCFC on the weekend.

Inter Miami predicted lineup vs Monterrey (3-5-2): Callender; Sailor, Aviles, Allen; Weigandt, Ruiz, Busquets, Gomez, Alba; Suarez, Campana.

Brandon Vazquez

Brandon Vazquez was on level in opposition to Cincinnati / Jam Media/GettyImages

Monterrey boss Ortiz will probably be delighted that there are not any new accidents inside his squad forward of their journey to Chase Stadium.

Monterrey predicted lineup vs Inter Miami (4-2-3-1): Andrada; Aguirre, Guzman, Moreno, Gallardo; Rodriguez, Romo; Meza, Canales, Corona; Vazquez.

With Messi at the moment out of the Miami XI, the Herons face an uphill battle in opposition to a Rayados workforce that is been on a tear in 2024. Ortiz’s facet are the most effective groups in all of North America, whereas Miami have been inconsistent for giant elements of the MLS season on account of accidents.

Monterrey will storm out of the gates with two important first-half away targets earlier than the hosts pull one again within the second 45. Regardless that the Herons are robust at their house floor, Monterrey have an excessive amount of high quality to not come away with the victory on this one.

Prediction: Inter Miami 1-2 Monterrey

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