Leagues Cup Preview: FC Dallas vs. Inter Miami Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Aug 6)
- Lionel Messi is playing his first away game for Inter Miami this Sunday.
- FC Dallas is undefeated against Inter Miami with a 2-1-0 record in the MLS.
FC Dallas vs. Inter Miami is one of the most exciting duels of the round of 16 of the 2023 Leagues Cup. This is going to be the first time Lionel Messi and The Herons are playing on the road in this competition. Will it matter?
How to Watch
- When: Sunday, August 6, 2023, at 8:00 p.m ET
- Where: Toyota Stadium, Fresno, Texas
- How to Watch: Apple TV
You can be 100% certain that Lionel Messi is going to have a warm welcome at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Sunday. Even the most passionate fans of FC Dallas will come to the stadium to see the GOAT in action. That said, the fact that this is Messi’s first game in The Herons’ shirt away from Florida shouldn’t matter too much.
But even if FC Dallas were a team with an incredibly passionate fan base, that probably wouldn’t have much of an impact on Sunday’s game. The thing is that the player quality is on the side of the visitors. And it’s not just because of Messi; Inter Miami also now has two of his former Barcelona teammates, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba on the team.
Plus, the team is coached by the former Barca boss Gerardo Martino, who’s capable of getting the most out of every player, including those who’ve been in the club long before Messi & Co. arrived. We’re talking about players like Josef Martinez, Robert Taylor, and DeAndre Yedlin, all of whom have upped their performances over the last couple of weeks.
FC Dallas vs. Inter Miami Prediction
FC Dallas is undefeated against David Beckham’s club with two wins and one draw so far. However, this is the Inter Miami 2.0 team the Texans will face on Sunday. The revamped Herons look way better than FC Dallas, so we can definitely see them advance to the quarterfinals.
This, of course, doesn’t mean they’re going to have an easy game. On the contrary, with players like Jesus Ferreira and Sebastian Lletget, this team looks capable of finding the net against practically any opponent in the Leagues Cup. That’s why we also predict Sunday’s FC Dallas vs. Inter Miami game will see goals galore happen.