Inter Miami and Atlanta United started the MLS season with the same record: 1-1-1. There are three unbeaten teams in the Eastern Conference, which is why losing could mean to be left behind and out of the Playoff zone.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and the MLS Odds for Miami vs Atlanta while making some predictions.
Game: Inter Miami vs Atlanta United
Location: DRV PNK Stadium
Time: Sunday, May 9, 1 p.m. ET
Live Stream: ESPN+
MLS Betting Lines
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 4
- Inter Miami Victories: 2 (5 goals)
- Atlanta United Victories: 0 (3 goals)
- Draws: 2
Last year, Inter Miami faced Atlanta United four times and finished 2-2-0; scoring five goals and allowing three. The last time they met, the game ended 1-1; Brek Shea scored for Miami, while Jake Mulraney scored for Atlanta.
Inter Miami has four clean sheets in 27 MLS games, including Playoffs. The first one was against Atlanta United in a scoreless draw.
Why bet on Inter Miami?
Inter Miami lost the first game of the season 3-2 against Los Angeles Galaxy despite a very brave effort. Since then, Phil Neville’s team has been improving and managed to beat Philadelphia 2-1 and draw 0-0 against Nashville, both on the road.
Back at home, they’ll be looking for their first victory, and Neville made it clear that everyone has to be ready.
“It’s going to be a very difficult game; I know their manager pretty well, and he likes to coach with high intensity, but we’ve invested quite a lot in our squad, now we’ve got to make sure that everybody is ready to play,” said Neville to the press prior to this Sunday’s game.
Unfortunately for him, defender Nicolas Figal and forward Robbie Robinson will not be fit to face Atlanta, while forward Julian Carranza remains questionable after suffering vertigo since their game against the Philadelphia Union.
Gonzalo and Federico Higuain didn’t play against Nashville due to personal responsibilities, but they’ll be back, increasing their team’s sports betting value.
Inter’s expected lineup is John McCarthy, Kelvin Leerdam, Ryan Shawcross, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Joevin Jones, Blaise Matuidi, Gregore da Silva, Lewis Morgan, Rodolfo Pizarro, Jay Chapman, Gonzalo Higuain.
Inter Miami is 0-1 against the spread and 1-0 over/under when playing at home.
Why Bet on Atlanta United?
Atlanta United remains winless on the road after drawing 0-0 against Orlando City and losing 2-1 against New England Revolution. They also drew 1-1 against Philadelphia Union in the CONCACAF Champions League, who eliminated them with a 4-1 aggregate.
They’re 1-1 against the spread and over/under when playing on the road. Atlanta won just five of their last 24 domestic matches; manager Gabriel Heinze knows he has to start winning, otherwise he’ll be out pretty soon.
In those 24 matches, Atlanta averaged 0.96 goals. In their first 113 MLS games, they averaged 1.9 goals per game, so their problem is quite notable.
Getting eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League could be a good thing for them, because now they can fully focus on winning domestically, and Heinze won’t have to rotate the players as much, creating more chemistry between the usual starters.
Their expected lineup is Brad Guzan, Brooks Lennon, Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes, Alan Franco, Jake Mulraney, Santiago Sosa, Emerson Hyndman, Jurgen Damm, Marcelino Moreno, Josef Martinez.
Final Analysis and Predictions
Inter Miami has scored in nine of its ten home MLS matches, including the last eight in a row. Miami has found the net twice in each of its last three home matches, while Atlanta scored at least one in three of their last four road games. Expect some fireworks in a back and forth game.
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Score Prediction: Inter Miami 3, Atlanta United 2