MLS Preview: Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 16)
- Inter Miami beat Sporting KC last weekend even though Lionel Messi was away on international duty.
- Atlanta United is the second most expensive team in the 2023 season of the MLS.
- The Herons need only a few more wins to break into the playoff zone.
Last weekend, Inter Miami showed that this team is not a one-man army. The Herons were without Lionel Messi, but they still managed to beat Sporting Kansas City. He’s back for the game against Atlanta United on September 16, and his team needs him to show up as they’re taking on a very tricky opponent.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 5:00 p.m ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Before Messi arrived at Inter Miami (along with Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba), Atlanta United was the most valuable team in the 2023 MLS. The fact that this team’s value is over $70 million is evidence of how good Atlanta United is, even though its recent couple of results suggest otherwise.
The thing is that Atlanta Utd is winless in the last two games, with a home loss to FC Cincinnati and a draw against FC Dallas on the road. Still, in both of those games, the boys from Georgia put on a great fight. But will they be able to do the same against mighty Inter Miami?
The Tata Martino-coached team has turned into a world-beater since the arrival of Messi. They’re without a single loss in their last 12 games, with three wins and one draw in the MLS. In their most recent MLS game, they defeated Sporting KC even though Messi was away on international duty.
The Herons are still below the playoff zone, but they just need a couple of wins to break into the top 9. But with Messi on the roster, they definitely seem capable of getting there.
Atlanta vs. Inter Miami Prediction
Atlanta is one of the best MLS teams, but Inter Miami is the best team in the league. That said, we think the Herons are going to get themselves another win on Saturday.