MLS Preview: Inter Miami vs. Toronto FC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 20)
- Inter Miami hoping to bounce back after a 5-2 loss to Atlanta United last weekend.
- Lionel Messi remains doubtful for the September 20 game due to a muscle injury.
- Toronto FC is the worst team in the Eastern Conference with almost no chance of making the playoffs.
Over the weekend, we saw Inter Miami suffer its first loss in nearly two months. The Herons got blown out 5-2 by Atlanta United in Georgia. What’s interesting is that Lionel Messi was out of the squad in that game due to a muscle injury, and is still unclear whether he’ll be fit enough to take part in the Inter Miami vs. Toronto FC game on September 20. Still, even without the soccer GOAT, the Herons look capable of doing well against their Canadian rivals.
How to Watch
- When: Wednesday, September 23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: DRV PNK Stadium, Miami, Florida
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Inter Miami and Toronto FC are the two bottom-placed teams in the Eastern Conference. The Herons are in a much better position than their Canadian rivals who would need a miracle to get to the playoffs. Inter Miami, on the other hand, still has a pretty good chance of getting there.
These guys have played two games fewer than the closest team from the relegation zone, DC United, with seven points fewer than the boys from the capital. Plus, there are seven games left for Inter Miami to play in the MLS before the end of the regular season.
In simple terms, this means that if the Herons get back to their winning ways, they should be fine. Obviously, with Messi on the pitch, they look capable of beating any opponent in the MLS and beyond. However, the Argentine superstar is apparently struggling with a muscle injury, which is why he wasn’t there to save the day for his team against Atlanta United.
Inter Miami vs. Toronto FC Prediction
With or without Messi, Inter Miami is a better team than Toronto FC. The Herons are motivated to win as they’re in need of points. Further, they’re playing on their turf on Wednesday. Knowing all this, it’s only logical to assume the hosts will win this game.