DC United vs Inter MiamiMLS, KO: 00:30 Jul 9, 2023, Audi Field
Inter Miami are looking to end a lengthy winless run as they travel to DC United for an MLS fixture on Sunday. Miami have been particularly woeful on their recent travels and should find things difficult against DC, who have done some decent work in front of their fans lately.
The task for DC United for the rest of the regular season will be to sneak a playoff finish and they head into Sunday’s clash looking to boost their chances. Wayne Rooney’s men are currently just outside the playoff places and could leapfrog Atlanta United in seventh if results go their way this weekend.
DC United have generally been erratic this season but appear to have found some rhythm in recent weeks, winning two of their last three MLS matches. First, they claimed a 3-0 victory over Cincinnati before picking up a 1-0 win at Dallas in their previous MLS fixture.
The win over Cincinnati highlights a solid home record for DC United, who have lost just once in their last six MLS matches. Among their results in that run is a 3-0 win over LA Galaxy while they also picked up a similar victory over Charlotte.
Inter Miami head into Sunday’s clash off the back of a 2-2 draw with Columbus Crew last time out in the MLS. They were made to come from behind twice with efforts from Leonardo Campana and Josef Martinez earning them a share of the spoils.
That was the second straight defeat and fourth match without a win for Inter Miami, who remain rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. The good news is that new manager Tata Martino is set to finally take charge of the team, although Lionel Messi’s debut is still weeks away.
One of the major problems for Inter Miami this season is a poor record on their travels as they have only won once away from home this season. The other eight matches have ended in defeat while they also travel to DC off the back of four straight losses on the road.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed DC United as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 8/15 by 10bet. A victory for Inter Miami is valued at 5/1 by Paddy Power while bet365 is offering odds of 7/2 for a draw.
Head to head
DC United have only lost once to Inter Miami, claiming five wins and a draw from seven previous matches. However, Miami’s win came on their last visit to Audi Field as picked up a 3-2 victory last September, although DC earned a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture back in June.
Players to watch
Christian Benteke is the leading scorer for DC United this season with eight goals and will be the one to watch on Sunday. The Belgian striker has also found the net in the last two meetings with Inter Miami and is priced at 6/4 by William Hill to get on the score sheet on Sunday.
Josef Martinez has been the shining light in the midst of a difficult campaign for Inter Miami and could be worth keeping an eye on. The striker has been on target in the last two MLS matches and is priced at 16/5 by William Hill to maintain his scoring run.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 3.5 goals in the last two meetings between DC United and Inter Miami and a similar outcome is priced at 7/4 by Paddy Power. Over 2.5 goals can also be considered at 7/10 with William Hill while bet365 is offering odds of 4/5 on both teams to score.
Given the minimal odds for a straight DC United victory, a win and over 2.5 goals offers more value at 13/10 by 10bet.
This MLS match between DC United and Inter Miami will be played on Jul 9, 2023 and kick off at 00:30. Check below for our tipsters best DC United vs Inter Miami prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.