Orlando City vs Inter Miami is the brand-new soccer rivalry in the MLS. Even though these two teams still haven’t faced each other, both are based in Florida. Speaking of which, Florida’s Disney World is the location where the remainder of the 2020 MLS season is going to be played.
- Date: Wednesday, July 8
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World
- Competition: MLS – Group Stage
The MLS is back in a new format after a COVID-19 hiatus that lasted 17 weeks. Hopefully, the restart of the season is going to bring joy to soccer fans around America. The Orlando City vs Inter Miami is definitely one of the games that should be packed with excitement.
Orlando City vs Inter Miami Odds
BetOnline.ag, together with all the other major soccer sportsbooks, has released the betting odds for this game. Take a look at them in the table below.
|Orlando City||Draw||Inter Miami|
*Odds taken from BetOnline.ag
David Beckham-owned Inter Miami is a debutant in the MLS. Therefore, there are no previous meetings between the two clubs. Nevertheless, players from both squads believe Orlando City vs Inter Miami is an emerging rivalry.
Apart from being fueled by the desire to beat their state-rival, both teams are also looking to improve their table rankings. The season hasn’t started very well for either team. Orlando has collected only one point in two rounds, while Inter Miami is still without a single point in its maiden season.
Orlando City Injuries & Suspensions
There are no suspensions in the squad of Orlando City. However, there’s one player who will have to miss this game due to an injury:
- Dom Dwyer (forward)
Inter Miami Injuries & Suspensions
Inter Miami defender Leandro González Pírez is ineligible to play until August, while there are several other players who will miss Wednesday’s game because of injuries:
- Julian Carranza (forward)
- Brek Shea (winger)
- George Acosta (midfielder)
- Denso Ulysse (full back)
Orlando City vs Inter Miami Betting Preview
Oddsmakers say Inter Miami is the favorite in this game. One of the reasons for this might lie in the fact that the squad of Beck’s team is more valuable than Orlando City’s squad. However, the most valuable Inter Miami players are still inexperienced youngsters.
Arguably the biggest star in this team, Matias Pellegrini, is only 20 years old. The team’s most expensive player, Rodolfo Pizarro, is more experienced, but this is only his first season in the MLS.
On the other hand, the key players of Orlando City are men in their 30s, some of whom used to play for top European teams. The team captain, Nani, used to play for Manchester United, for example.
Speaking of the devil, Nani might be turning 34 this year, but he shows no signs of backing down. In fact, he seems to be in the shape of his life.
It’s pretty much the same story with Orlando’s number 10, Mauricio Pereyra, who is this team’s most expensive player.
Orlando City vs Inter Miami Picks
The experience is on the side of the home team, whose players seem fit and ready for the big game after a four-month break. Inter Miami players are desperate for points, but it looks like they will have to wait a while longer to record their first MLS victory.
- Orlando City
- Nani to Score