Everybody at Inter Miami understands life without Lionel Messi is extremely hard. That’s why the Herons are more than happy to have the Argentina superstar back. Messi is the main reason for Inter Milan to be heavily favored to win straight up in MLS betting odds despite having lost 5-2 in its last match. The fact that Toronto is six points behind them also has a lot to do with it.
Inter Miami Undefeated When Messi Plays
Because of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Messi missed Inter Miami’s last two games. First, they managed to defeat Sporting KC 3-2, like I predicted. Most recently, they were crushed 5-2 by Atlanta United.
The good news, kind of, is that Leonardo Campana scored four goals during Messi’s absence. That allowed him to regain a lot of confidence and now he’s expected to be Messi’s partner in crime.
Speaking of Messi, keep in mind that the Herons haven’t lost when he plays, even if he logged just a few minutes. Plus, they scored at least two goals in nine of the 11 matches in which Messi was involved. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve been considerably better when playing at home, not losing since June 3 in all competitions.
Finally, eight other players who were on international duty as well will return. That also explains why they’re offering a -250 price in the MLS Vegas odds That gives you the chance of winning $40 per every $100 wagered.
Toronto FC Bad Bet on the Road
Toronto FC hasn’t won on the road since Aug. 27 … of 2022! That’s right, the Reds have 19 straight road games without winning. There’s more, they didn’t even manage to score in their last five. Most recently, they lost 2-0 to the Columbus Crew.
After the match against the Crew, they returned home for two games. First, they regained some confidence by defeating the Philadelphia Union 3-1. However, they lost it again by falling 2-1 to the Vancouver Whitecaps.
— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) September 17, 2023
The good news is that the visitors’ roster also includes some superstars who used to play in Europe. We’re talking about Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi. At least one has been involved in seven of Toronto FC’s nine regular-season goals since the beginning of June.
Players like them make betting on MLS fun. They’re the main reason for “both teams to score in the match – yes” to be offering a -150 price.
Inter Miami Perfect at Home vs Toronto FC
Toronto FC is the only opponent Inter Miami has hosted more than once and has a 100 percent home record against. The Herons won all three matches under that condition by a combined score of 8-2.
Most recently, they won 2-1. You should also keep in mind that both sides scored in all three matches in Fort Lauderdale. Why? Because the total for Wednesday’s clash is set at three goals with the over offering a -113 price.
Inter Miami vs Toronto FC Match Information
- Match: Inter Miami vs Toronto FC
- Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 20 – 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Inter Miami vs Toronto FC Live Stream: fubo.tv
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With Messi back on the field and Campana inspired, I expect Inter Miami to turn this contest into a goal fest. As mentioned before, Campana scored four goals in the Herons’ last two games while Messi has been directly involved in at least one goal against each of the nine MLS opponents he’s faced so far.