Inter Miami vs Atlanta Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming MLS game between Inter Miami and Atlanta taking place on Wednesday, May 29th 2024.

 
7:45am on Wednesday 29th May 2024
By
Jake Skudder

The upcoming Major League Soccer (MLS) clash between Inter Miami and Atlanta United promises to be an exciting encounter.

Both teams are vying for crucial points, but with contrasting forms heading into the match, predictions are leaning heavily in favour of the home side.

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Inter Miami's Form and Prospects

Inter Miami has been on a stellar run in the current MLS season. Their recent 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps marked their eighth consecutive unbeaten match, a franchise record.

This win also solidified their position atop the Supporters' Shield standings, one point ahead of FC Cincinnati.

Tata Martino’s tactical gamble of resting star players Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Luis Suarez against Vancouver paid off, highlighting the depth and resilience of the squad.

Miami’s defensive solidity has been impressive, conceding just once in their last three league matches. Moreover, their ability to score first in recent games has been a significant factor in their unbeaten streak.

Atlanta United's Struggles

Contrastingly, Atlanta United is experiencing a tough season. With only 13 points from 14 league fixtures, they are enduring their worst start in franchise history.

The team has not secured a victory in their last nine MLS matches, a run that has put head coach Gonzalo Pineda under intense pressure.

Atlanta’s away form has been particularly poor, failing to win any of their regular-season away games and struggling to find the net in four out of six matches on the road.

Their current winless streak is the second-longest in a single MLS campaign for the club, reflecting their ongoing struggles.

Team News

Inter Miami

Miami will be without Diego Gomez due to an ankle sprain, while Robbie Robinson is sidelined with a knee injury.

Facundo Farias is out for the season after tearing his ACL. However, Ian Fray is nearing a return, and Federico Redondo made a comeback last weekend.

Key players like Robert Taylor and Leonardo Campana have been instrumental, with the latter scoring in consecutive matches.

Atlanta United

Atlanta will miss their first-choice goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who received a red card in the previous match.

Giorgos Giakoumakis is doubtful with a hamstring strain, and Nicolas Firmino’s groin injury makes him questionable.

However, Derrick Williams has returned from injury, providing some hope for the beleaguered squad.

Prediction

Given their current form and home advantage, Inter Miami is favoured to win. The Herons have never lost to Atlanta in Fort Lauderdale, and their current momentum suggests they will extend this record.

Atlanta’s defensive vulnerabilities and lack of attacking prowess on the road are likely to see them fall short once again.

Our Prediction: Inter Miami 2-0 Atlanta United

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