2024 MLS: Inter Miami vs. Real Salt Lake Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Feb 21)

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  • Our Inter Miami vs. Real Salt Lake prediction is that the 2024 MLS opener will see a lot of goals.
  • Lionel Messi and the Herons are +300 favorites to win the MLS Cup this season.
  • Real Salt Lake is a mediocre team whose strongest weapon is its offensive line.

It’s time for the new season of Major League Soccer! The 2024 MLS season kicks off on Wednesday, February 21, with the Inter Miami vs. Real Salt Lake game, which will take place at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

How to Watch

  • When: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • How to Watch: Apple TV


Inter Miami
Real Salt Lake

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Inter Miami is the top favorite to win the 2024 MLS, with the odds of +300 offered at BetOnline. It’s no surprise really as The Herons have Lionel Messi on the roster. The soccer GOAT practically brought them the Leagues Cup title in his first season in Miami.

He failed to get them to the postseason of the MLS, but it’s because he missed a lot of games due to fitness problems and international duty.

In 2024, Inter Miami is more than just Messi. Coach Tata Martino has several other former Barcelona stars at his disposal – Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, and Luis Suarez.

Plus, during this transfer window, the Herons signed Argentinean wunderkind Federico Redondo, the son of former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder, Fernando Redondo.

The bad news for Inter Miami’s fans is that these guys haven’t been too impressive since the start of the year. In fact, we even saw them get hammered by Al Nassr 6-0 in a pre-season game at the start of the month.

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The good news for them is that their first opponent in the 2024 MLS hasn’t been too impressive either. But you can’t expect much from Real Salt Lake.

After all, this is a mediocre team whose most expensive player is ex-LAFC striker Cristian Arango, who’s worth roughly $6M. In comparison, Lionel Messi’s price tag is at least seven times that.

Inter Miami vs. Real Salt Lake Prediction

The strongest weapon of both teams is offense, but Inter Miami is far superior to Real Salt Lake. Led by Lionel Messi, this team looks capable of beating literally any opponent in the MLS. Not only that, but the Herons look capable of blowing out any opponent and Real SL is no exception.

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Annie Adkins
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