DC United vs. Inter Miami – MLS, June 19, 2021

| June 18, 2021 5:13 am PDT

Less than three weeks ago, Inter Miami hosted DC United in Florida. The result? A crushing 3-0 victory for the visitors. Following a Major League Soccer schedule break, the two sides meet again on Saturday, June 19, this time at DC’s Audi Field.

With a record of 3-0-5, the Black-and-Red find themselves tenth in the Eastern Conference – one point and one place ahead of the Herons (2-2-4).

Can DC close the gap on the top seven? Or will Inter Miami leapfrog the Washington club this weekend? Keep reading to discover my DC United vs. Inter Miami prediction and betting pick.

DC United vs. Inter Miami Odds

DC United to Win2.25
The Draw3.25
Inter Miami to Win3.60

The top online sportsbooks haven’t forgotten about what happened before the lay-off. Hernan Losada’s men dispatch Inter Miami – and that’s why they are the bookies’ favorites to repeat that result this time around.

The Herons made a promising start to the 2021 MLS season, but they have failed to live up to expectations of late. Still, the odds for the draw bet and the away win are worth looking at here.

Can DC United Repeat Last Month’s Heroics?

Along with the Red Bulls, DC United is one of only two Eastern Conference teams that has yet to record a draw this year. A sequence of three wins and five losses underlines the team’s inconsistency.

Thankfully for Losada’s men, they were in the mood to win last time out.

Despite having suffered five defeats in six games before their previous outing, they produced a standout display to see off Inter Miami 3-0.

Quick-fire goals from Ola Kamara and Paul Arriola saw DC race into a 2-0 lead inside 21 minutes before Kamara doubled his tally and completed the rout midway through the second half.

The Black-and-Red kicked off their campaign by beating New York City 2-1, with losses to New England, San Jose, and Columbus coming shortly after. They then managed to edge out Chicago 1-0, yet defeats to Orlando and Philadelphia soon followed.

However, Losada’s men showed everyone exactly what they are capable of last time out. They must now emulate that performance in Florida.

Inter Miami Must Improve to Avoid Defeat

It was the same old story for the Herons in Washington. Although they controlled large spells of possession and created multiple goalscoring opportunities, they failed to take their chances and were made to pay the price.

Regardless of their obvious attacking firepower (Gonzalo Higuain, Lewis Morgan, Rodolfo Pizarro), the Herons have failed to find the back of the net in four of their previous six matches.

Phil Neville’s men start the year in decent form, losing just one of their opening four games. But since then, they have suffered three losses in four outings and look bereft of ideas.

The second-year side’s overreliance on Gonzalo Higuain is a cause for concern.

The Argentine DP racked up two goals and one assist across the first two matches this year but has only scored twice in the past six encounters.

If Miami is serious about securing a top-seven finish this term, Higuain will need to start scoring regularly.

DC United vs. Inter Miami Prediction and Pick

Pick
  • The Draw
    3.25

Ultimately, I can’t see the Herons performing as poorly as they did last time around. Credit must be given to Losada’s men for their previous display, but they won’t find it easy to secure back-to-back wins over Inter Miami.

Neville boasts a far stronger roster than Losada, at least on paper. I’m not saying that Miami will claim all three points on Saturday, but the visitors should be able to avoid defeat and claim a point.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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