Inter Miami vs Orlando City Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
1 March 2024, 11:25

Another MLS round will see Inter Miami hosting Orlando City. Since it is the very beginning of the season, it is hard to tell in which state both teams are at, but looking at the performance and the intensity of the previously played matches, it seems that in this season, both teams aim at the highest goals. There is no obvious favourite in the upcoming clash and given the overall unpredictability of MLS championship it is not surprising that head to head statistics are also mixed. The teams played 14 matches since the creation of Inter Miami, in which there were 4 draws, 6 Orlando and 4 Inter Miami wins. This match will tell another story of the teams’ rivalry.

Inter Miami vs. Orlando City Preview 

Inter Miami Preview

After a 2-0 win against Salt Lake in the first round, Lionel Messi’s team drew with LA Galaxy, with the main star of the team saving the day for Miami scoring at 90+2 minute. The match with LA showed that there is room for improvement for Inter Miami, especially in the defensive build-up, given that LA created a lot of chances, ending the match with xG statistics of 3.38. This indicates that the earned one point is a credit for Messi and company to improve in the upcoming matches. Orlando is a hard nut to crack and in this match, Lionel Messi may once again need to show why he was the best player in the world in the last decade.

Orlando City Preview

Orlando City, unlike Inter, played only one match in MLS, which ended with a 0-0 draw with Montreal. At the same time, the team participates in the CONCACAF Cup, where it was stronger than the Canadian Cavalry in the first round of playoffs - 3-0, 3-1. Orlando City is one of the favourites of the Cup and while MLS is still a key goal for the season, Oscar Pareja emphasised that the team will do its best to win the CONCACAF Cup. With regard to the upcoming match with Inter Miami, the head coach emphasised that there is nothing to worry about given that there is no obvious outsider with both teams will try to show their best. All of the key Orlando players are fit for the match, so the optimal starting line-up should be expected.

Betting Tips for Inter Miami vs. Orlando City

Both Teams to Score

Inter Miami does not look solid in the defence which was evident in the last match against LA, while the attacking possibilities of the team is evident, given the names of players in the squad. At the same time, Orlando is also looking decent in its attacking play, despite the goalless draw against Montreal. In the head to head matches, both teams were on the scoresheet for the 4 consecutive matches in a row. For this Inter Miami vs. Orlando City tip, Unibet gives odds of 1.70.

Total Over 2.5 Goals

As it was mentioned, both teams have solid perspectives in the attacking play, which can bring many goals in the upcoming match. MLS, as a championship in general, rich in goals, therefore it is possible to expect goals in this match as well. In the last 5 matches, Orlando scored 10 goals, while Inter Miami got 8 goals for the same amount of matches. Inter Miami vs. Orlando City odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.65.

First to Score - Orlando City

Orlando starts more actively and can surprise its opponents with rapid attacks and flank movements. This bore fruits in the last 4 four matches of the team. At the same time, Inter can be sluggish in the first minutes of the game, with a certain amount of mistakes and loss of concentration. This was evident in the last match, when LA got a penalty kick in 13th minute due to defensive incoherence of Inter Miami players. Unibet gives 2.70 for this Inter Miami vs. Orlando City prediction.

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