CHICAGO FIRE V INTER MIAMI
Chicago are having a pretty dreadful season so far having picked up just a solitary point so far and have now suffered four defeats on the bounce.
Despite throwing away a 2-0 lead Miami managed to get the win away to Cincinnati at the weekend, which was just their second of the season.
With the talent going forward available to Neville and Miami it's hard to look past an away victory here, especially considering Chicago's fortunes so far in 2021.
Midfielder Stanislav Ivanov underwent surgery on his left knee at the end of March and isn't expected back in training for a few more months yet.
Kenneth Kronholm is suffering from a knee injury and could be sidelined for a while while Ignacio Aliseda will also continue to be out.
Fabian Herbers is now seen as doubts but it's unclear if he'll be able to return just yet.
Carlos Teran has also joined the lengthy injury list with a thigh injury.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
PORTLAND TIMBERS V LA GALAXY
Jeff Attinella is set to miss the whole season after undergoing surgery on a right thigh injury. He was replaced by Logan Ketterer at the weekend, who earnt a spot on the MLS team of the week, and will continue to replace him here given Steve Clark is also out.
Key starters Diego Chara and Larrys Mabiala are both suffering from injuries which will see them miss out here.
Both Jaroslaw Niezgoda and Sebastian Blanco missed 2020 with ACL injuries which they are yet to return from. Blanco is reportedly close to a return, but will continue to miss out here. The absence of these two has really showed at the start of this season.
Aljaz Ivacic has undergone surgery recently and remains out whilst Cristian Paredes has a left thigh strain and is another absentee of the Timbers. Renzo Jose Zambrano currently has a thigh injury and will likely miss out here.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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