An intriguing Eastern Conference MLS match is set for Saturday evening in a prominent venue. New York City FC (NYCFC) hosts Inter Miami CF in a highly anticipated showdown at Yankee Stadium. New York enters as the No. 2 team in the East, while Inter Miami is struggling a bit this season. Inter Miami did win its last MLS match, however, and New York aims to continue a three-match winning streak.
Kickoff from New York is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists NYCFC as the -270 favorite (risk $270 to win $100) in its latest NYCFC vs. Inter Miami odds. Miami is a +750 underdog, a draw is priced at +390, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Inter Miami vs. NYCFC picks or MLS predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 109-82 in his last 191 soccer picks, returning more than $2,800 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has taken an in-depth look at NYCFC vs. Inter Miami. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines for Inter Miami vs. NYCFC:
- NYCFC vs. Inter Miami money line: NY -270, Draw +390, Miami +750
- NYCFC vs. Inter Miami spread: NY -1.5 (+105)
- NYCFC vs. Inter Miami over-under: 2.5 goals
- NYCFC: NYCFC has won three each of its last three games
- IMI: Inter Miami has scored 22 goals this season
- NYCFC vs. Inter Miami picks: See picks here.
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Why you should back NYCFC
New York is playing at an excellent level, especially at home. NYCFC is No. 2 in the Eastern Conference overall, and NYCFC enters with the best home record in the East. New York has only one loss in 11 home matches, with 28 goals scored and just 12 goals conceded on home soil. New York is unbeaten in its last five MLS matches, including three straight wins and back-to-back shutouts.
NYCFC has a potent offense, leading the East in goals scored (39) and expected goals. New York is also in the top five in pass completion percentage (82.6 percent), with the MLS-leading goal scorer in Valentin Castellanos. He has 13 goals this season, and NYCFC has two of the top five players in generating assists in MLS play. On the other end, NYCFC is No. 2 in the East with only 21 goals allowed, and Miami has only five goals in the last six road matches and the third-fewest goals (22) in MLS play this season.
Why you should back Inter Miami
Inter Miami did not fare well in a friendly in its last match, but Miami won its last MLS contest against Charlotte FC. Miami held a 59 percent possession edge in that match, generating 15 shots and holding Charlotte to only four shots. Drake Callender is playing well for Miami, as the 24-year-old American goalkeeper has allowed just16 goals in 12 matches. He has a rock-solid 74.1 percent save rate, and Inter Miami does have offensive weapons.
The squad deploys a balanced attack that features 10 players with at least one assist this season, and 21-year-old Leonardo Campana leads the way. The talented youngster from Ecuador has eight goals in 20 matches, ranking in the top 10 of MLS in non-penalty goals this season.
How to make NYCFC vs. Inter Miami picks
Sutton has taken an intensive look at the Inter Miami vs. NYCFC matchup, and he’s locked on a pair of highly intriguing best bets. He’s only sharing those MLS picks on SportsLine.
So who wins NYCFC vs. Inter Miami in Saturday’s matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Inter Miami vs. NYCFC match, all from the expert who is red-hot on his soccer picks, and find out.