Inter Miami vs D.C. United: Preview, predictions and lineups

  • Inter Miami are fresh off a goalless draw against in-state rivals Orlando City
  • D.C. United fell 4-1 to the surging New York Red Bulls at Audi Field
  • Lionel Messi missed the Orlando match with a knee injury
Inter Miami play host to D.C. United
Inter Miami play host to D.C. United / Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS/Getty Images

Inter Miami return home to Chase Stadium to take on Eastern Conference foes D.C. United this weekend, looking to extend their six-match unbeaten run.

The streaking Herons haven't looked back since their April 13 triumph over Sporting Kansas City. That victory sparked a five-match winning streak with the recent draw to Orlando City for Gerardo 'Tata' Martino's side, with the south Florida club having now collected 28 points from 14 matches played and sitting in first place in the Supporters' Shield standings.

Although D.C. United haven't exactly enjoyed as much success as Miami in 2024, they've still managed an impressive campaign thus far under new head coach Troy Lesesne. The ex-New York Red Bulls interim boss has guided the team to eighth place in the division, thanks in part to Christian Benteke's 11 goals scored for the Black and Red that has seen them collect 17 points from 13 matches played.

The two Eastern Conference teams last met in mid-March, with the Herons prevailing 3-1 at Audi Field without Lionel Messi but instead with Luis Suarez leading the charge with a brace.

Here's 90min's guide to Inter Miami vs DC United.

What time does Inter Miami vs D.C. United kick-off?

  • Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Stadium: Chase Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 18 May (United States) / Sunday 19 May (United Kingdom)
  • Kick-off Time: 19:30 ET / 16:30 PT / 00:30 BST (Sunday)

Inter Miami vs D.C. United H2H record (Last Five Games)

  • Inter Miami: 2 wins
  • D.C. United: 1 win
  • Draws: 2

Current form (all competitions)

Inter Miami

D.C. United

Orlando City 0-0 Inter Miami - 15/05/2024

D.C. United 1-4 New York Red Bulls - 15/05/2024

CF Montreal 2-3 Inter Miami - 11/05/2024

Atlanta United 2-3 D.C. United - 11/05/2024

Inter Miami 6-2 New York Red Bulls - 04/05/2024

D.C. United 2-2 Philadelphia Union - 04/05/2024

New England Revolution - Inter Miami - 27/04/2024

D.C. United 2-1 Seattle Sounders - 27/04/2024

Inter Miami 3-1 Nashville SC - 20/04/2024

NYCFC 2-0 D.C. United - 20/04/2024

How to watch Inter Miami vs D.C. United on TV and live stream


TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

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United States

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Inter Miami team news

Federico Redondo is inching toward a return
Federico Redondo is inching toward a return / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

New signing Federico Redondo is getting closer and closer to a return for the Herons after it appears he's made a successful recovery from his knee injury. Diego Gomez could also make his return for Martino's side later this month after recovering from an ankle problem.

Jordi Alba made returned to mix Wednesday night to make his first appearance since April 13 after recovering from a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Messi's status remains up in the air as he picked up a slight knock vs Montreal and missed the Orlando match.

Inter Miami predicted lineup vs D.C. United

Inter Miami predicted lineup vs DC United ( 4-3-3 ): Callender; Weigandt, Aviles, Kryvtsov, Alba; Gressel, Busquets, Ruiz; Rojas, Suarez, Taylor.

D.C. United team news

Troy Lesesne
Lesense has no new injury concerns in his squad / Stephen Nadler/ISI Photos/GettyImages

D.C. boss Lesesne has no fresh injuries in his camp, meaning he'll have his full squad available for selection against Miami.

D.C. United predicted lineup vs Inter Miami

D.C. United predicted lineup vs Inter Miami ( 3-1-4-2 ): Bono; McVey, Bartlett, Akinmboni; Hopkins; Stroud, Pirani, Peltola, Santos; Benteke, Dajome.

Inter Miami vs D.C. United score prediction

Even without the legendary Messi, the Herons should still have enough in them to get the job done at home against D.C..

Benteke will find the back of the net once more this season, but the likes of Luis Suarez and Matias Rojas will wreak havoc on the D.C. backline to secure the three points for Miami.

Prediction: Inter Miami 3-1 D.C. United