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Bet Messi, Inter Miami in MLS Opener

Can Lionel Messi lead Inter Miami to win the MLS Cup? Of course, but winning the MLS Cup isn’t easy. Since 2013, there has been a different champion every year. Nevertheless, the Argentinian and the Herons come in as the favorites to dethrone Columbus Crew at +275. They are also favorites to defeat Real Salt Lake in their debut and let me tell you something, the -182 price makes it one of the MLS best bets to begin the 2024 campaign.


Bet Messi, Inter Miami in MLS Opener
Bet Messi, Inter Miami in MLS Opener

Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake Match Information

1. Match: Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake
2. Time/Date: 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb 21.
3. Location: Chase Stadium, Fort Lauderdale
4. Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake Live Stream: Fubo.tv


Inter Miami wasn’t satisfied with only having three former Barcelona players in its current roster. Therefore, the Herons made another masterful move and signed Luis Suarez. Messi and Suarez are expected to fight for the MLS Golden Boot and the duo is the main reason for Inter Miami to be heavily favored in the soccer odds against Real Salt Lake.

Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake Odds and Spreads

1. First meeting ever between the two.
2. Last MLS season, Inter Miami finished 6-6-5 at home.
3. Inter Miami won the last edition of the Leagues Cup.
4. In 2023, Lionel Messi scored 11 goals in all competitions.
5. Last season, Real Salt Lake managed to qualify for the MLS playoffs.
6. In 2023, Real Salt Lake finished 7-4-5 on the road.
7. Real Salt Lake’s top two scorers in 2023 left the team.

Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake Over/Under Pick: Inter Miami and Total Over 2½ (+110)

While playing for Barcelona, Messi scored 672 goals. As for Suarez, the Uruguayan scored 197 goals. They simply love to play together and as if that weren’t enough, we’re talking about an attacking unit that also includes Diego Gomez and Leonardo Campana.

There’s also the fact that, regardless of the result, the Herons scored in eight of their last 10 home games. In fact, they scored three or more goals in two of their last five. In case you were wondering, the game total is set at three goals with the over offering a -122 price in BetUS sportsbook. You should also take it.

Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake Handicap Pick: Inter Miami -1 (-115)

Real Salt Lake will put up a good fight, no doubt it, but it won’t be enough to pull off the stunner. In fact, it’s not even going to be enough for the Claret and Cobalt to cover because I expect Inter Miami to win by at least two goals. Again, this will be Messi’s first full MLS season and he’s determined to dominate. Plus, by winning their first match comfortably, the Herons will send a strong message to all the other title contenders. Messi and company are used to that, which makes this handicap wager today’s best soccer prediction.

Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake Team Props Pick: Both Teams to Score in the Match – Yes (-160)

Yes, I expect Messi to lead Inter Miami to a comfortable victory. In fact, I strongly believe the Argentinian will score and assist. Let’s not forget that he’s also in charge of taking penalties and free-kicks, which increases his chances considerably.

However, I also expect Real Salt Lake to score. Yes, Inter Miami owns a very talented attacking unit, but the defense still needs some improvement. The Herons’ preseason consisted of eight games and they conceded in six, including a 6-0 defeat against Al-Nassr. No, I don’t expect the Claret and Cobalt to score six goals, but an attacking unit led by Cristian Arango won’t go scoreless in too many games.

Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake Betting Online Prediction

Inter Miami 4, Real Salt Lake 1



Questions of the Day

Will Lionel Messi score against Real Salt Lake?

Yes, you can expect Messi to score since he’s also in charge of taking penalties and free-kicks.

Which Real Salt Lake player is more likely to score?

Cristian Arango.


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