Inter Miami CF vs D.C. United SC MLS Betting Prediction

Inter Miami CF vs D.C. United SC Prediction 3/16/2024

Inter Miami CF (2-1-1) travel to face off against D.C. United SC (1-0-2) on Saturday, March 16th. This match will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.. Inter Miami CF will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while D.C. United SC is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 2:00 PM ET.

Inter Miami CF vs D.C. United SC

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Inter Miami CF Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Inter Miami CF will be looking to bounce back from a tough 3-2 loss to CF Montréal. This match took place on their home pitch, and even though they were favored to win at -114, they came up just short. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Leonardo Campana had one of the two goals for Inter Miami CF, finishing with two shots on goal and five total shot attempts. Jordi Alba also found the net one time, with Lawson Sunderland picking up an assist without taking a shot.

On the defensive end, Inter Miami CF allowed three goals on Montréal’s 12 total shots. Drake Callender finished with just one save on the four shots on goal he faced. The club’s defenders had a total of seven interceptions and five blocked shots.

Inter Miami CF is off to a solid start this season, going 2-1-1 through their first four matches, which has them tied for 1st in the Eastern Conference with the Portland Timbers. They have yet to win a match on the road, going 0-0-1, but have been strong at home, going 2-1-0. Their last match was a tough 3-2 loss to CF Montréal, who is currently ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference. After this match vs. D.C. United, they will hit the road to take on the New York Red Bulls on March 23rd.

D.C. United SC Is Coming Off A Draw

D.C. United SC will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a draw vs. FC Cincinnati. This match was played on the road, and despite only needing a draw to cash, they were a heavy underdog at +250.

The over/under line for this match was 2.5 goals, and the offensive unit for D.C. United SC didn’t score on any of their four shots on goal or 14 total shot attempts. They finished the match with nine corner kicks.

On the defensive end, D.C. United SC did a good job of keeping FC Cincinnati off the scoreboard despite Cincy taking a total of 15 shots and seven shots on goal. D.C. blocked seven shots and intercepted seven passes.

Through three matches, D.C. United SC has yet to lose, but they have also yet to win, as they sit at 1-0-2. Their lone win came at home against the New England Revolution, while their two draws have come on the road against the Portland Timbers and FC Cincinnati. Overall, they are in 6th place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind Minnesota United FC. After this match, they will head on the road to take on St. Louis City SC on March 24th.

Inter Miami CF Offense Breakdown

Inter Miami CF has been the most prolific scoring team in MLS this season, averaging 2.5 goals per match. They are also second in the league in passing percentage at 85.7%. Lionel Messi is the top scorer for Inter Miami CF and the league, with three goals. He is also third in MLS in shots on goal. Luis Suárez leads the team in assists and is sixth in the league in goals scored.

D.C. United SC Offense Breakdown

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Christian Benteke is the top goal scorer for D.C. United SC this season, with three goals, which is also good for second in the MLS. Mateusz Klich is the leader in shots on goal for D.C. United SC, and he has one goal on the season. Benteke also leads the club in assists. On the year, D.C. United SC is averaging 1.7 goals per match, which is sixth in the league. They are also ninth in shots on goal per match and second in corner kicks. Their passing percentage of 74.8 is 27th in the MLS.

Inter Miami CF Defense Breakdown

Inter Miami CF’s defense will be tested by a D.C. United offense that is currently 6th in the MLS in goals scored. Overall, Inter Miami’s defense is 8th in goals allowed at 1.0 per match. They are coming off a match in which they gave up three goals to CF Montréal, who is 7th in goals scored. However, they have also had two clean sheets this season. Drake Callender is the top goalkeeper for Inter Miami, and he is 6th in the MLS with 14 saves and 1st with two clean sheets. Overall, Inter Miami’s defense is 13th in blocked shots and 9th in interceptions.

D.C. United SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the top-scoring offense in the MLS, D.C. United SC’s defense is currently 9th in goals allowed per match at 1.0. They will be looking for a strong performance from goalkeeper Alex Bono, who is 9th in the MLS with one clean sheet and 7th in saves with 12. Overall, D.C. United’s defense is 1st in blocked shots and 6th in interceptions, but they are 13th in fouls committed.

Inter Miami CF vs D.C. United SC Prediction

When Inter Miami CF takes on D.C. United SC, we are predicting a 1-1 draw, with the money line payout at +250. Looking at our projections, Lionel Messi has the best chance to score a goal for Inter Miami, as they come in as the top scoring offense in the MLS. On the other side, Cristian Dájome has the best chance to score for D.C. United. This season, D.C. United has been the better defensive team, allowing the 9th fewest goals in the MLS.

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