Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami – MLS, September 19, 2020
I know it seems crazy, but Inter Miami has already taken four points from two games against Atlanta United this month. The Herons secured a goalless draw in Georgia before edging the Five Stripes 2-1 on home soil last week, and the two sides meet again at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, September 19.
Will Atlanta’s slump continue? Or can interim head coach Stephen Glass turn things around? Keep reading to see my Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami prediction and betting pick.
Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami Odds
Despite avoiding defeat in each of their previous two meetings with Atlanta, Inter Miami heads into this clash as the bookies’ underdog. Given the supposed gulf between these teams, odds of 2.20 for the home win may appear very generous. But when you look at the recent form guide, the prices for the draw and the away win are bound to attract some interest.
Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami Preview
Believe it or not, Atlanta has failed to win any of their last five games. The Georgia club has recorded a draw and a defeat to both Orlando City and Inter Miami since the regular season resumed, but their most recent result is perhaps the most disappointing of the lot.
Atlanta was thrashed 4-2 by Nashville last weekend, and that result saw the MLS newcomer leapfrog Atlanta in the Eastern Conference standings. The Five Stripes now find themselves tenth in the table – a mammoth 13 points behind conference-leader Columbus Crew.
However, more significantly, Atlanta is only three points ahead of bottom-club Inter Miami. Stephen Glass’ men could drop to the foot of the table if results don’t go their way this week.
The Herons will no doubt be buoyed by up by Atlanta’s recent demise, but they must take care of their own business. The Florida club remains bottom of the Eastern Conference, although there is plenty of reasons for optimism.
Following a slow start to their maiden MLS campaign, Inter Miami has only lost two of their last six outings. Victories over Orlando and Atlanta prove the team is moving in the right direction, but manager Diego Alonso will be eager for his players to build on their upturn in form.
Yes, Miami has taken four points from a possible six against Atlanta this month. But it’s important to remember the Herons are still finding their feet in MLS.
Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami Prediction and Betting Pick
Atlanta’s poor run has got to come to an end at some point, and I believe the visit of Inter Miami provides the Five Stripes with the ideal opportunity to get back on track. The Herons have definitely upped their game lately, but there is no denying that Atlanta should come away from this game with all three points.