Orlando City Vs Inter Miami Betting Tip: Over 2.5/BTTS – 5 August 2021

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United States Orlando City Vs Inter Miami United States

Thursday 5 August, 2021 – 01:00 (BST)
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals/Both Teams to Score
Odds: Evens
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 3 July 2021)

Preview: This all Florida affair should be lively at Exploria Stadium, with Orlando City keen to drive home a gulf of 16 points separating them at the start of play from an Inter Miami side occupying last place in the Eastern Conference.

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Orlando City – Home comforts can be decisive for Lions?

He may well be in his twilight years but Nani continues to deliver important goals when it truly matters for this Orlando side. On Saturday, with his team on course for more dropped points having won one of five games previously, the 34-year-old Portuguese decided the contest with Atlanta United at Exploria Stadium. Nodding home a late winner in a 3-2 success that keeps the Lions second in the Eastern standings.

For large swathes of that game, though, it looked like being another frustrating and fruitless outing. This despite being the aggressors throughout, landing more accurate shots on target (9) than Atlanta managed shots (6). Yet it was their opponents who led twice, through a couple of superbly executed long range strikes, as Orlando City fought back to register all three points for only the second time this season.

Bearing in mind they had suffered a chastening 5-0 defeat on the road at New York City the time before, the response will have pleased head coach Oscar Pareja. It would have been easy for heads to drop after what happened last time, but they didn’t. And now Nani and company can target their third straight victory on home turf, where they have lost once all season (W5 D2 L1) and won four of the last five.


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Inter Miami – Can Herons build on Montreal success?

After three consecutive outings in Florida, Inter Miami are back out on the road for this midweek round. They do so with renewed self-belief and vigour following their 2-1 victory over CF Montreal last time, snapping a seven-match winless sequence that went back as far as their 3-2 win away to FC Cincinnati on May 16. As in both those triumphs, it was Gonzalo Higuain to the fore.

It looked as though a seventh loss in eight was loading when Joaquin Torres put the visitors ahead midway through the first period at DRV PNK Stadium. Former Chelsea and Juventus forward Higuain had other ideas, though, converting a second-half penalty before capitalising on a defensive mishap to flip the contest on its head. His brace moving him onto seven for the season – five more than any other team-mate.

Gonzalo Higuain has now netted in all three Inter Miami victories, so his importance to this team cannot be understated. When he isn’t firing, neither are the team. For the Herons, though, it’s four points from two games. Their longest unbeaten spell since early May. The next goal, however, will be halting a dismal sequence on the road which has seen them lose all of the last three said fixtures to nil.

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Orlando City Vs Inter Miami Betting Advice

Last weekend saw both these teams defy setbacks to emerge victorious. Orlando City needed to fight back from two losing positions at home to struggling Atlanta United before claiming a 3-2 that their dominant performance merited. Meanwhile Inter Miami halted a seven-match winless run with victory over CF Montreal, although, as in their two previous wins this season, had to come from behind to do so 2-1.


Orlando City Vs Inter Miami – Key Facts:

  • The home side on the day had won each of the first four MLS meetings (two wins apiece) between these sides. That was before Orlando City went and won 2-1 on the road in June.
  • An average of 3.4 goals have been scored across their five MLS encounters against one another. All five saw Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score land.
  • Orlando City are seeking their third home win in a row, and fifth in six said matches. Whereas Inter Miami are looking to avoid losing for the third successive away game.


While results have picked up lately, it is now eleven successive games without a clean sheet for Inter Miami, who are at least compensating with goals up the other end. For Orlando City, it is seventh straight games conceding on at least one occasion with six seeing both teams net. This is how all five prior head-to-head meetings went, with both teams scoring and at least three goals. Something similar cannot be discounted.

Best Betting Odds – Orlando City Vs Inter Miami

Orlando City – 7/10 (Betfair)
Draw – 16/5 (Betway)
Inter Miami – 18/5 (BetVictor)