MLS Preview: LAFC vs. Inter Miami Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 3)
- LAFC vs. Inter Miami odds suggest Lionel Messi will suffer his first defeat as a Heron.
- Inter Miami played 0-0 with Nashville SC at home on Wednesday evening.
- The Herons are traveling across the country to play against Los Angeles FC in LA.
After a goalless draw with Nashville SC at their Florida home, Lionel Messi and his Inter Miami teammates continue their quest for the spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs in California. On Sunday, September 3, the Herons are playing against the reigning MLS champion, LAFC at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
For the first time since Messi made his Inter Miami debut, this team is seen as the underdog. Are the bookies right to come up with such LAFC vs. Inter Miami odds or will the Soccer Messiah prove them wrong?
How to Watch
- When: Sunday, September 3, 2023, at 10:00 p.m ET
- Where: BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, California
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Our LAFC vs. Inter Miami prediction is that this is going to be a fantastic game. If you’re not too crazy about this sport, this is the game that will probably turn you into a soccer aficionado. Why? Because it’s almost certain we’ll witness plenty of (beautiful) goals on September 3.
The thing is that since Messi’s arrival, Inter Miami has turned into a goal-scoring powerhouse. Sure, they didn’t score any goals against Nashville mid-week, but you can think of it as an extra bit of motivation for Messi & Co. to do better this time.
When it comes to Los Angeles FC, in the summer of 2023, these guys look very sharp offensively. However, their defense looks very leaky. It’s likely there will be a lot of goals in the LAFC vs. Inter Miami MLS game on Sunday, but which team will score more (if any)?
Well, the boys from Los Angeles have had more time to prepare for this match. Unlike Inter Miami, they didn’t have to play on Wednesday. Plus, the game is played on their turf, meaning that they didn’t have to fly over 2,330 miles from one coast to the other.
LAFC has some advantages ahead of Sunday’s clash, but so does Inter Miami. For instance, the Herons are super-motivated to win in order to stay in the competition for a place in the postseason.
LAFC vs. Inter Miami Prediction
The most goals we’ve seen in the LAFC vs. Inter Miami duels so far is two, but that record is almost certainly getting broken on September 3. We’re almost 100% sure this game will see three or more goals, with the visiting team being the one to score at least one more. If you’re wondering why our pick is Inter Miami, the answer is: Lionel Messi.