The New England Revolution already secured a spot in the playoffs. They also are the favorites to finish the regular season in the Eastern Conference first place. All other teams in the conference still have a shot at the postseason, including Atlanta United and Inter Miami. The thing with these two sides is that their margin for error is very limited.
Both teams are coming off a tough loss, but Atlanta is only one victory away from getting into the playoffs zone. They could even climb up to fifth place and deserve to be the favorites, but Miami has been considerably better when playing on the road.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer lines for Atlanta vs Miami.
Game: Atlanta United vs Inter Miami
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Time: Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET
Live Stream: MLS Live on DAZN
Major League Soccer Betting Lines
|Atlanta United||-½ -145||-145||2½ -135o||1½ -140o/+110u|
|Inter Miami||+½ +115||+375||2½ +105||½ -210o/+165u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 5
- Atlanta United Victories: 0 (4 goals)
- Inter Miami Victories: 2 (6 goals)
- Draws: 3
The last time they met, the game ended 1-1 in Miami. Lewis Morgan scored for Inter Miami while Josef Martinez did it for Atlanta United.
Atlanta has never beaten Miami. The last time they met in Georgia, Miami won 2-1 with goals from Jon Gallagher and Brek Shea. Both scored at least one goal in their last four meetings. Their only goalless draw happened in 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Why Bet on Atlanta United?
Despite having lost to the Philadelphia Union in their last game, Atlanta United has improved a lot. Prior to that game, they won three in a row by a 10-2 aggregate. No other team scored more goals during that span.
Striker Josef Martinez missed the game against Philly due to injury. Without him, Atlanta didn’t create enough goal opportunities. He’s the team’s top scorer with nine goals. The coaching staff is optimistic about Martinez being able to play, but he remains day-to-day.
“When he’s not on the field, we need to find a way to make sure we still have that competitive will to win,” said goalkeeper Brad Guzan to the press.
Their roster includes enough talented players, including Ezequiel Barco, Luiz Araujo, Santiago Sosa, Marcelino Moreno and Miles Robinson. They should be enough for you to consider including Atlanta in your soccer picks.
United currently sits in eighth place with 36 points thanks to a 9-9-8 record. They also have scored 35 goals and allowed 31. Curiously enough, they’ve allowed fewer goals than five better ranked teams.
Head coach Gonzalo Pineda has done a great job in establishing a new mentality. Since Gabriel Heinze left, the team has had a better attitude, especially when playing at home. They’re 7-3-3 (2-6-5 on the road), 6-6-1 against the spread and 5-7-1 over/under.
Besides Martinez, Franco Ibarra and Emerson Hyndman remain out due to injury. Their expected lineup is Brad Guzan; George Campbell, Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes; George Bello, Santiago Sosa, Marcelino Moreno, Matheus Rossetto, Brooks Lennon; Ezequiel Barco, Luiz Araujo.
Why Bet on Inter Miami?
Inter Miami is only four points behind Atlanta United, but they lost their last two games by a 9-1 aggregate. They need to improve defensively and start winning now. The goal differential could be crucial at the end of the regular season.
They also must stop getting red cards. Jorge Figal missed their last game, in which Gregore da Silva also got one and will miss this one. They need to be more disciplined when defending, especially when coming back from a counter-attack.
Miami has scored 25 goals and allowed 40. The offensive unit is better than those numbers, but just lacks confidence. Trust me, with Gonzalo Higuain, Rodolfo Pizarro and Robbie Robinson, scoring more goals shouldn’t be that hard.
“We’ve got to make sure we’re working on our mentality to actually want to do the things in football that will make you successful,” said head coach Phil Neville after their last game.
They’ve lost less games on the road than at home. They’re 4-3-4 (5-2-7 at home), 7-4 against the betting online spread and 2-9 over/under.
Ryan Shawcross remains out due to injury. Their expected lineup is Nick Marsman; Jorge Figal, Christian Makoun, Kelvin Leerdam; Blaise Matuidi, Brek Shea, Lewis Morgan, Jay Chapman; Rodolfo Pizarro, Robbie Robinson, Gonzalo Higuain.
Final Analysis, Predictions
Both teams must win but Atlanta United must take the reins from the start at home. If Martinez cannot play, they’ll probably change to 4-5-1 in order to have more possession and create more chances. Regarding Inter Miami, I expect them to heavily play on the counter-attack. They need Higuain to be more effective in front of goal. I expect both teams to score and the total to go over.
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Score Prediction: Atlanta United 2, Inter Miami 1