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Lionel Messi MLS Specials Odds, and Predictions (2023)

By · June 8, 2023
  • Lionel Messi agrees landmark deal to sign for Inter Miami
  • Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner announced his decision on Wednesday

Excitement levels in the MLS will be growing, as Lionel Messi has announced that he will be playing in the North American league when his contract with PSG runs out. It was a dramatic race to sign the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, with Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal appearing as his most likely destination.

However, Messi made a dramatic U-turn in the final hours, and revealed while a return to Barcelona would have been a dream, he instead opted for a new challenge outside of Europe with Inter Miami.


Will Lionel Messi Start His First Inter Miami Match Odds

Will Messi Start His First Match?Odds
Yes-130
No-110

There is no set date when we could expect to see Messi line-up alongside his new teammates, but Inter Miami will certainly be hoping that it is soon as they sit bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. The Argentinean is currently on international duty, with friendlies planned for June 15 and June 19. Inter will also likely give Messi a month off following a tough season in France with PSG.

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Reports have claimed that a first start for Messi could come against Cruz Azul in July, but it could likely come following the mid-season break in the MLS. Therefore, we could expect Messi to start in Inter’s first game following the break at home in August against Charlotte FC.

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Will Lionel Messi Score 2+ Goals In His First Inter Miami Match Odds

To Score 2+ Goals On DebutOdds
Yes+625
No-1400

Messi has constantly written his own scripts throughout his career, and that was evident at the 2022 World Cup, as he guided Argentina to a memorable success. There has been recent evidence of a star signing making an instant impact on their full debut, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning hat-trick in the Los Angeles derby.

The Argentinean’s first start for Inter will make worldwide headlines, and Messi is unlikely to disappoint his adoring fans. Therefore, we expect him to settle into life in Miami quickly by netting at least twice on his full debut for the David Beckham-owned franchise.

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Alex Dudley
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