Atlanta United Set to Ruin Messi’s First Inter Miami Start

  • Inter Miami is a 0, 0.5-goal favorite against Atlanta United in the 2023 Leagues Cup.
  • The group stage match is expected to be Lionel Messi’s first start with Inter Miami.
  • Lionel Messi has +110 odds to score a goal anytime in the match.

MIAMI – Betting on the 2023 Leagues Cup features an exciting group stage match between Inter Miami and Atlanta United. Inter Miami is favored by a 0, 0.5-goal spread despite being 17 points lower on the MLS Eastern Conference standings.

Inter Miami Vs Atlanta United Betting Lines

Team: Spread: Moneyline: Total:
Inter Miami 0, -0.5 (-102) +130 O2.5, 3 (-115)
Atlanta United 0, +0.5 (-118) +190 U2.5, 3 (-105)

The Lionel Messi craze is in full effect on South Beach, and even USA online sportsbooks are buying the hype by favoring Inter Miami in Tuesday night’s match. Inter Miami also recently acquired former Barcelona teammates Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.

The trio reunites in Miami under former Barca coach Tata Marino, who won the 2018 MLS Cup with Atlanta United. Atlanta enters the 2023 Leagues Cup with 10 days of rest, while Inter Miami last played on Friday night.

Which will prevail; rest or momentum? Luckily for Atlanta United’s +190 moneyline odds at online soccer sportsbooks, their time off brings back top goal-scorer Giorgos Giakoumakis from injury.

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Lionel Messi (+110) and Giorgos Giakoumakis (+165) are the two most likely goal scorers in Tuesday’s Leagues Cup match. Giorgos Giakoumakis averages a goal per 97 minutes this season, making his return to the starting 11 critical for Atlanta United’s -118 odds to cover the 0, 0.5-goal spread.

Anytime Goal Scorer Odds at Bovada

  • Lionel Messi +110
  • Giorgos Giakoumakis +165
  • Josef Martinez +185
  • Leonardo Campana +215

Lionel Messi’s +110 odds at Bovada Sportsbook are worth a bet considering he scored in his Inter Miami debut as a substitute. Messi is expected to start against Atlanta United in a must-watch Leagues Cup match.

The 2023 League’s Cup features all 29 Major League Soccer and 17 Liga MX Teams in a World Cup style tournament spanning from July 21 to August 19.