New York City FC vs Inter Miami Odds Guide, Tips, Betting Preview: Expect Goals

Leonardo CampanaHigh-flying New York City FC play host to Inter Miami in this Eastern Conference game which should have a significant bearing on the playoffs at the end of the season (Midnight Sunday BST / 7pm ET Saturday).

NYCFC are in second place in the standings and a win can take them above Philadelphia Union at the top. Inter Miami are back in ninth place but the team are finally starting to make progress under Coach Phil Neville and will be hopeful of causing an upset. Thirteen points separate the teams so the match result market is unlikely to hold any surprises.

New York City FC are the clear favourites in the match winner betting with many bookies offering odds of 2/5 on the home win. The draw is next at a general 4/1 while victory for Inter Miami is further back at 6/1. The market, and the league placings, may point to a clear winner but what does the form guide tell us?

New York City FC have won their last three games and are unbeaten in their last five. Their last two matches, against the Red Bulls and Dallas, have ended in narrow 1-0 victories.

Over in the Inter Miami camp, signs are not great. In their last five competitive games, Phil Neville’s side have won two, lost two and drawn one. In midweek, a club friendly saw Inter go down 6-0 at the hands of the mighty Barcelona.

It’s not the worst record for this Miami franchise but there will need to be a significant improvement as they travel to high flying NYCFC. Who are the players who could, potentially, upset those match winner odds?

Inter Miami’s leading goalscorer at this stage of the season is Leonardo Campana. The Ecuadorian striker has eight goals in his first 20 matches of this campaign. His more illustrious teammate Gonzalo Higuain is struggling once again with four goals in 14 games. For New York City, Valentin Castellanos is one of the most prolific strikers in the division this season with 13 goals from 16 games in 2022.

First goalscorer markets have been slow to come in but we do have an anytime scorer option. It’s no surprise to see Valentin Castellanos out in front while Campana is one to watch. Other interesting picks for an anytime goal include Hebe, Gonzalo Higuain and George Acosta.

In other prop bets, Both Teams to Score is on offer for Sunday’s game at best industry odds of 4/5 but, if you want to take the ‘no’ option on BTTS, this climbs to a top price of 11/10. Over in the Total Combined Goals betting, a stake Over the 2.5 line attracts best odds of 3/5 with one or two outlets. If we push that up one notch, the figures jump to a general 11/8 for Over 3.5 goals. If, however, you suspect this will be a low scoring 90 minutes, the top price for going Under 2.5 goals is 11/8.

That leaves us with some Correct Score suggestions and, if you agree with the bookies’ assessment that this will be a comfortable day for NYCFC, a 3-1 home win can be backed at 9/1 in most places.

Anyone looking to get behind Inter Miami in this fixture can claim industry best odds of 23/1 on the away win while the 2-2 draw will interest many at its general 16/1.

Our Preview’s NYCFC vs Inter Miami Betting Tips Verdict

Ninth place represents an improvement for this Inter Miami side who are now in their third season of Major League Soccer. Form is mixed coming into Sunday’s game but Inter’s recent run isn’t the worst and they will be hopeful of causing an upset. New York City remain solid and, with home advantage, it is tough to see past Nick Cushing’s men. The better options for this week will, therefore, lie among the prop bets.

NYC’s last two wins have been low scoring affairs with just one solitary goal sealing the points. Inter Miami have generally been quite fluent in front of goal. Gonzalo Higuain has been disappointing again but their 3-2 win over Charlotte FC last time out suggests that there may be goals in this encounter.

We could start the picks with Both Teams to Score but the odds are a little too short for comfort. Instead, we’ll kick off with Over 3.5 goals which looks a solid selection and carries a much better price. This preview will finish with a goal scorer and Leonardo Campana has impressed this season. He’s delivered some important strikes and carried Inter Miami at times while Gonzalo Higuain has struggled. So these are our NYCFC vs Inter Miami betting tips for this MLS game preview:

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