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Messi, Benteke, Suarez: Expect High-Scoring Clash in Miami

Lionel Messi and company were on a roll but failed to defeat Orlando City midweek. Even so, the Herons remain atop the MLS Eastern Conference standings, which is why they’re listed at a -165 soccer line to defeat DC United.


Messi, Benteke, Suarez: Expect High-Scoring Clash in Miami
Luis Suárez #9 Of Inter Miami / Minas Panagiotakis / Getty Images North America / Getty Images Via Afp

Inter Miami vs DC United Match Information

  • Game: Inter Miami (8-4-2) vs DC United (4-5-4)
  • Date: Saturday, May 18
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Chase Stadium, Fort Lauderdale
  • Inter Miami vs DC United Live Stream: Fubo.tv


Inter Miami vs DC United Odds and Spreads


Getting Very Comfortable

Last season, Lionel Messi revolutionized the MLS, but he never felt 100% comfortable. This season, it’s quite the opposite. Despite missing several games due to injury, the Argentinian has scored 10 goals and leads the league in assists with nine. Head coach Gerardo Martino said the superstar should be good to go against DC United.

With or without Messi, Inter Miami has been considerably better at home, where the Herons are 4-2-1. Most recently, they crushed the New York Red Bulls 6-2. Luis Suarez led the way with a hat-trick, but Messi finished with five assists.


Inter Miami vs DC United Betting Tips

  • Inter Miami won the last meeting between the two 3-1.
  • Both scored in their last five encounters.
  • The total has gone over 3 goals in four of their last five meetings.
  • DC United won the last meeting in Florida (1-2).
  • Inter Miami averages 2.1 goals at home.
  • DC United averages 1.1 goals on the road.
  • Inter Miami is 4-3 against the spread (ATS) at home.
  • DC United is 5-1 ATS on the road.


DC United Humiliated

Midweek, DC United lost 4-1 to the New York Red Bulls, the same team that lost 6-2 to Inter Miami a couple of weeks ago.

Christian Benteke (11 goals) leads the attacking line. He scored all goals in the 3-2 victory over Atlanta United, so far the only road victory for the Black and Reds.

Right now, DC United is eighth in the Eastern Conference, but losing to Inter Miami could send the Black and Reds out of the top nine. I would understand if you don’t trust them enough to place a straight-up bet, but what about a double-chance bet? DC United to win or draw is listed at +130 betting odds, not bad at all.

Benteke and Suarez are fighting for the Golden Boot and Messi is expected to return, so expect a high-scoring game. Plus, believe it or not, we’re talking about two of the worst defensive units in the Eastern Conference. Inter Miami has conceded 20 goals in 14 games, while DC United has conceded 23.

Ready to bet? Check out our latest MLS odds here!



Questions of the Day

In how many Inter Miami home games has the total gone over?

In five of seven games.

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