Leagues Cup Preview: Nashville SC vs. Inter Miami Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Aug 19)
- Nashville welcomes Inter Miami on Saturday evening in the 2023 Leagues Cup Final.
- Inter Miami is without a single win over Nashville SC on the road.
- With Lionel Messi on the team, Inter Miami looks unstoppable.
Nashville vs. Inter Miami is the final of the 2023 Leagues Cup. The game will take place at GEODIS Park in Nashville, TN, on Saturday, August 19. GEODIS Park is the place where these two have met four times in the past with the home team winning three games and tying one. However, Lionel Messi wasn’t Inter Miami’s player back then.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 9:00 p.m ET
- Where: GEODIS Park, Nashville, Tennessee
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Nashville SC got to the Leagues Cup Final after defeating some real heavyweights. In the semifinal, the boys from Tennessee beat the second-most expensive team from the Mexican Liga MX, Monterrey. Before that, they destroyed Minnesota United, while in the first round of the knockout phase, we saw them beat Mexico’s most valuable team, Club America, on penalties.
In the group phase, the “Boys in Gold” defeated the Colorado Rapids in regulation, lost to Toluca, and beat FC Cincinnati after a penalty shootout. All in all, the 2023 Leagues Cup has been a real success for these guys. But can they take it even one step further and win the trophy?
Not if you’re asking oddsmakers. They see Inter Miami as the favorite in Saturday’s game, which is no surprise given how impressive the “Herons” have been so far. They’ve got all wins in the 2023 Leagues Cup, with only one of those happening by penalties.
Their brilliant run has everything to do with the arrival of Lionel Messi. The soccer GOAT has really turned this team into a world-beater. So far, he’s scored nine goals for Inter Miami, which makes him the scoring leader of the tournament.
Nashville SC vs. Inter Miami Prediction
Inter Miami will win the 2023 Leagues Cup, we’re sure of that. The fact that the “Herons” have Messi on the roster means that they can beat any team in North America, let alone Nashville SC.
But it’s not just about Messi. His former Barcelona teammates, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, have also come to Inter Miami, while the new coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has really managed to get the best of all the other Inter Miami players. The result is that this team now looks unbeatable. We expect them to win the Leagues Cup, then go and continue to impress in the remainder of the 2023 MLS season.