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Inter Miami CF vs New York City FC: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

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 Inter Miami CF welcomes NYCFC on Saturday at DRV stadium
Inter Miami CF welcomes NYCFC on Saturday at DRV stadium / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

New York City FC have been one of the top teams of the Eastern Conference this season, and are heating up as the MLS Cup playoffs near. Inter Miami CF, on the other hand, has struggled to find their footing since joining MLS in 2020. With the Eastern Conference playoff picture still undecided, every point matters in the final weeks of the season.

Here’s what you need to know about the weekend’s Eastern Conference matchup…

What TV channel is Inter Miami CF vs New York City FC on?

Alexander Callens
Alexander Callens playing for New York City FC / Ira L. Black - Corbis/GettyImages

When is kick off? Saturday, October 30th, 1:30 p.m. (ET)

Where is the match being played? DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

What TV channel is it on? Univision, TUDN

What streaming services is it on? Twitter (English)

Inter Miami CF team news

Gonzalo Higuain, Jay Chapman
Gonzalo Higuain and Jay Chapman for Inter Miami CF / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

Coming off of a 2-1 road defeat against Atlanta United, Inter Miami are sitting at 11th on the Eastern Conference table with 38 points. While Miami are not eliminated from the playoff race yet, they are firmly on the outside looking in. 

With a loss or tie against NYCFC, a D.C. United win against Columbus Crew or any result besides a tie in the Red Bulls vs CF Montreal match, Inter Miami will be eliminated from playoff contention.

New York City FC team news

Valentin Castellanos
Valentin Castellanos is set to feature for New York City FC on Saturday / Ira L. Black - Corbis/GettyImages

NYCFC have only lost one of their previous five matches. The club are unbeaten in their last three matches.

New York City are 4th in the Eastern Conference with 47 points, giving the team a chance to improve positioning ahead of the postseason. The team can clinch a playoff spot this weekend in a number of scenarios, all of which include a win or tie against Inter Miami. 

No major injuries to report on for NYCFC.

Predicted Lineups

Miami: Marsman; Christian, Figal, Gonzalez Pirez, Shea, Matuidi, Gregore, Leerdam, Pizarro, Morgan, Gonzalo Higuaín

New York City: Johnson; Malte, Callens, Chanot, Sands, Parks, Alfredo Morales, Rodiguez, Maximiliano Moralez, Thiago, Castellanos

Inter Miami CF vs New York City FC head to head record

Inter Miami have not defeated NYCFC since joining MLS in 2020, with the Pigeons holding a 3-0 lead in the all-time series. New York City won the previous matchup this season 2-0 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, thanks to two goals from Valentín Castellanos.

Inter Miami CF vs New York City FC score prediction

NYCFC have caught fire in recent matches, including an absolute domination of postseason contenders D.C. United. With playoff positioning on the line, expect the team to play hard as they sit just three points behind third place Philadelphia Union.

Inter Miami need nothing short of a miracle to make the playoffs this season, and the first step of that includes beating New York City on Saturday. If the previous three matches in the series are any indication, NYCFC should take care of business.

Prediction: Inter Miami CF 0-3 New York City FC