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Lionel Messi, Inter Miami Atop Odds to Win 2024 MLS Cup

There hasn’t been a back-to-back MLS champion since 2012. The Columbus Crew will try to rewrite history in 2024, but Lionel Messi and Inter Miami have other plans.

In fact, Columbus isn’t even second in Las Vegas soccer odds to win the title. Let’s find out which team is expected to be Inter Miami’s biggest adversary and which team is the best dark-horse bet.

Lionel Messi, Inter Miami Atop Odds to Win 2024 MLS Cup
Inter Miami lines up during the 2024 MLS season opener/Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

 

2024 MLS Cup Soccer Betting Lines

USA MLS Outrights Moneyline
Inter Miami CF +275
Los Angeles FC +800
Columbus Crew +900
FC Cincinnati +1200
New York Red Bulls +1400
Philadelphia Union +1200
Seattle Sounders FC +2000
Orlando City SC +2000

 

 

1. Inter Miami (+275)

Well, of course Inter Miami was going to be number one, especially after signing Luis Suarez, one of the best strikers in the last decade. With him and Messi leading the attacking unit, Sergio Busquets guiding the midfield entourage, and Jordi Alba orchestrating the defense, the Herons have the potential to win it all, including the CONCACAF Champions League.

I would dare to say that Inter Miami can finish the season undefeated, but the defense still has a lot to improve, and there will be some games in which they’ll have to play without Messi and company, either due to injuries or international activity.

 

2. Los Angeles FC (+800)

Los Angeles FC won the title in 2022 and reached the championship game last season, but they ended up losing 2-1 to the Columbus Crew. You can expect another good fight from the Western Conference champions, especially after retaining Denis Bouanga, last season’s top scorer with 20 goals. Plus, they signed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who spent the previous 10 seasons in the English Premier League. He knows a thing or two about the sport.

 

3. Columbus Crew (+900)

We can’t talk about the online betting favorites to win the 2024 MLS Cup without talking about the reigning champions. The Crew have won the title in two of the last five seasons. They also managed to retain their best player, Cucho Hernandez, who scored 16 goals last season and began 2024 on the right foot.


In 2023, no other team scored more goals than the Crew with 67.

 

4. Dark Horse Betting Picks

I like the Houston Dynamo at +2500 odds at our sportsbook. Last season, they reached the Western Conference final, which they lost 2-0 to Los Angeles FC. Houston also reached the U.S. Open Cup Grand Finale, defeating Inter Miami 2-1.

Despite finishing ninth in the overall table, Houston owned the fourth-best defensive unit after only conceding 38 goals in 34 games.

 

2024 MLS Cup Betting Prediction

Make sure to include Inter Miami in your soccer picks and do it now because once the Herons start dominating, the price will be much higher. The MLS needs Inter Miami to be a successful club to attract more world-class players.

I’m not saying they’ll get special treatment, but it’s kind of written in the stars. And yes, betting against Messi isn’t a good idea, especially now that he has real help.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which team is the favorite to win the 2024 MLS Cup?

Which team is more likely to become the surprise of the 2024 MLS season?


The Houston Dynamo at +2500 odds to win the Cup.

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