Orlando City SC (14-8-7) vs. Inter Miami CF (9-4-15)
Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF 9/24/23 – Sunday’s MLS showdown sets two Floridian sides against each other, with Orlando City SC looking to solidify their hold in the standings against a gritty Inter Miami CF side. Taking place at the magnificent Exploria Stadium, this clash promises to be a fiery duel as the hosts, having a notable 14-8-7 win-loss ratio, lock horns with their rivals who stand at 9-4-15.
Orlando City SC’s prowess can be partially attributed to their top-performing players. Facundo Torres, a dazzling midfielder, boasts of 12 goals and 6 assists from 24 starts, with an impressive 55 shots and 20 on target. Duncan McGuire, the forward, with his 8 goals from 13 starts and Martín Ojeda, another midfield gem with 6 goals and 9 assists from 14 starts, add further teeth to Orlando’s attack.
Inter Miami CF, on the other hand, has Leonardo Campana leading the frontline with 9 goals and 2 assists from 13 starts. Hot on his heels is Josef Martínez, who from 17 starts has netted the ball 6 times. The midfield dynamism is maintained by Robert Taylor, who, from his 13 starts, has found the net 4 times while assisting another 6. For free updated soccer picks, continue reading our analysis.
Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF 9/24/23 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET|
Orlando City SC GK Pedro Gallese vs. Inter Miami CF GK Drake Callender
Orlando City SC’s stalwart between the sticks, Pedro Gallese, is a name that rings fear into opposing forwards. With 26 starts this season, Gallese has shown his ability to hold the fort, even under extreme pressure. His imposing presence in the box, combined with swift reflexes, is evident from his impressive tally of 70 saves against 29 goals. This statistic emphasizes not just his shot-stopping prowess but also his ability to organize his defense effectively. With 8 clean sheets to his name, Gallese is a testament to Orlando’s defensive solidity, proving crucial in crunch situations and making game-changing saves when it matters the most.
Drake Callender of Inter Miami CF, though having let in more goals, is no slouch either. From his 28 starts, the astounding number of 105 saves he’s made showcases a goalkeeper who’s often faced a barrage of attacks but stood firm. His 6 clean sheets, although lower than Gallese, are commendable given the number of saves he’s been forced to make. Callender’s ability to command his box, especially during set-pieces, coupled with his agility, makes him a formidable last line of defense for Miami. The young shot-stopper’s consistency and quick reactions have often been the difference between a point earned or lost for his side.
Soccer Odds/Point Spread: Orlando City SC +160, Total Odds: 2.5
The odds are tight, reflecting the nature of this matchup. Orlando City, with a spread of -0.5 at -110, holds a slight edge, though both teams share a moneyline of +160. The game’s total is predicted at 2.5, with a lean towards over at -125.
Orlando City SC Betting Trends
Orlando’s recent form leaves a bit to be desired. They’ve secured just 1 win in their last 5 encounters. Furthermore, they are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 matches. Interestingly, on the road, they’ve been a more formidable opponent, going 11-4 against the spread. Bettors will also note that in Orlando’s recent home matches, the totals have tipped towards the over, specifically in 7 of their last 14.
Inter Miami CF Betting Trends
Inter Miami CF’s form mirrors that of Orlando, with 2 wins from their last 5 matches. Similarly, they are 2-3 against the spread in this span. On their travels, they’ve been less convincing, only covering the spread in 5 of their 14 away matches. Miami, just like Orlando, has seen their games tip towards the over, in 8 of their 14 recent home fixtures.
Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF 9/24/23 Betting Picks
In terms of form and history, Orlando City SC seems to hold a slight edge. Their home advantage could be the determining factor, coupled with the stellar performances from their top scorers. However, Inter Miami CF, driven by their own set of skilled players, won’t be an easy side to beat.
Given the recent betting trends, especially with both teams seeing a predilection for higher-scoring games, the Over 2.5 at -125 seems a tempting proposition. While a draw at +240 could offer value, Orlando’s home advantage might just tip the scales in their favor. For free winning sports picks and more betting insights, keep an eye on these prop bets for an added layer of excitement to the game.
Free Pick and Prediction: Orlando City SC 2, Inter Miami CF 1