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Inter Miami vs Colorado Rapids Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
5 April 2024, 14:25

In another round of MLS, Inter Miami will host Colorado at Fort Lauderdale. Despite poor recent results, Inter Miami is still third in overall tables, with 11 points and only 1 point away from the leading LA Galaxy (however, the team from Los Angeles played one game less), while in the Eastern Conference, Inter maintains the second spot. Colorado is 16th in the overall table and its Western Conference occupies the 7th spot with 8 points, 4 points behind LA Galaxy. The team have never met previously and this match opens their statistics of head to head matches.

Inter Miami vs Colorado Rapids Preview 

Inter Miami Preview

Inter Miami found itself in the worst form of dependance from Lionel Messi - after the last match with the Argentinian in the squad (3-1 against Nashville), Inter got only one win in 4 games, with 2 losses and 1 draw. Prior to the upcoming match with Colorado, Miami was eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions Cup (2-1 against Monterrey) and Gerardo Martino is still unsure when Lionel Messi will return to the starting lineup. Despite having such figures as Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquests, and Jordi Alba, the team looks vulnerable and inconsistent in each part of the field. After the match against NY Red Bulls (lost 4-0), Martino was furious, but the things did not change that much, given that the team still can’t put itself back on track. 

Colorado Rapids Preview 

Colorado is not considered among the potential troublemakers for big teams in MLS, being a solid and versatile middleweight of the tables. In 6 matches, the team got 2 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses. In these circumstances, the key factor in the upcoming match will be psychological stance of the players, with Colorado seemingly having an advantage in this regard - the team scored a dramatic win over Los Angeles in the last round, with the winning strikes came at 83 and 89th minutes by Djordje Mihailovic, who is eager to become a key player in the midfield after arriving from the Netherlands during the winter transfer season. Given that the teams have never met before, Colorado has the means to surprise their opponents from Miami.

Betting Tips for Inter Miami vs Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids Handicap +1

With the unsatisfactory game of Inter Miami, Colorado has all the chances to pick points from the upcoming game. It is still unclear whether Messi will play, and even if he will, his conditions will be far from ideal, given the age of Argentintian and the trickiness of the hamstring injuries. Moreover, Colorado lost with the difference of more than 1 goal only once this season, in the first match against Portland. Unibet gives 1.51 for this Inter Miami vs Colorado Rapids prediction.

Both Teams to Score

It is not a secret that Inter Miami is vulnerable in their defensive build-up, especially in recent matches. The team has conceded 7 goals in the last 3 matches, and Colorado, with its relatively well-established attacking lines has all the chances to score. At the same time, despite all the problems of the team, Inter has players, such as Luis Suarez, who can score at any time. Inter Miami vs Colorado Rapids odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.67.

Total Corners Under 10.5 

Both teams do not prefer to build their game over standards, such as free kicks or corners. This is evident through the statistics lens - Inter Miami matches saw less than 11 corners in the last 7 out 8 instances, while in the case of Colorado that happened in the 5 out of 6 matches. During this season of MLS, both teams are among the lowest corner-taking teams - Inter Miami has 3.3 corners on average, while Colorado has 3.8. For this Inter Miami vs Colorado Rapids tip, Unibet gives 1.50.

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