Our prediction for this MLS match:
Inter Miami will look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to New York City when they welcome Cincinnati to their DRV PNK Stadium. Inter Miami have been having their ups and downs of late, but they are surely capable of matching Cincinnati in front of home fans. Robbie Robinson remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the home team. Experienced attacker Gonzalo Higuain should keep his place in the starting XI.
The visitors, on the other hand, failed to win the previous eight league fixtures. The Orange and Blue were hammered by Inter Miami (1-5) in their last meeting at DRV PNK Stadium, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on the hosts. Both Ronald Matarrita and Dominique Badji are sidelined with injuries, while Siem de Jong and Sergio Santos will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Gonzalo Higuain):
Widely regarded as one of the most talented strikers of his generation, Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain started his career with River Plate. A transfer to Real Madrid for €12 million in 2007 catapulted him to the top league. His six years at Madrid was capped with three La Liga titles and 107 goals in 190 appearances.
Higuain became a crowd favorite at the Santiago Bernabeu and there was wide spread resentment among supporters over his transfer to Italian club Napoli in 2013 for a reported €40 million. Although he wasn’t able to win the Serie A, he carried the hopes of Napoli in 2015-16 and equaled 87-year-old record of 36 goals in a top-flight season.
Higuain or El Pipita as he is fondly called has also been a regular with his country having represented Argentina at two FIFA World Cups and as many Copa America tournaments. Higuain has a great eye for the goal and his goal scoring record bears a testament to this.
Highlighted Team (FC Cincinnati):
FC Cincinnati will make their MLS debut in the 2019 season. Based in Ohio, the Orange and Blue are a team who is expected to play their home games at West End Stadium. However, seeing that the West End Stadium is still under construction, FC Cincinnati will welcome their rivals at Nippert Stadium at the start of the season.
The team’s home colors are orange and blue, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Justin Hoyte, who used to play for the likes of Arsenal and Middlesbrough in the Premier League is considered one of the team’s most famous footballers.
The Orange and Blue will make their MLS debut against Seattle Sounders, whilst they will play their first ever home game in the league against Portland Timbers. It has to be noted that FC Cincinnati has five supporters groups: Die Innestadt, The Legion, The Pride, Queen City and The Briogaid.