Inter Miami CF vs. Sporting KC 9-9-2023 MLS Soccer Prediction, Picks, and Odds

Inter Miami CF vs. Sporting KC 9/9/2023 – As fans eagerly await the upcoming match between Inter Miami CF and Sporting Kansas City, free MLS picks in Canada are buzzing with speculation. Set to square off on September 9, 2023, at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, this match promises to be exciting, especially with the focus on goalkeepers Drake Callender for Miami and Kendall McIntosh for Kansas City. Both netminders have the weighty task of spearheading their respective teams’ turnarounds this season.

Inter Miami CF vs. Sporting KC

Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale


Inter Miami CF vs. Sporting KC 9/9/2023 Betting Odds

Inter Miami CF -200-1 (+146)2.5 over (+140)
Sporting KC+500+1 (+146)2.5 under (-188)

Inter Miami CF Analysis

The current season for Inter Miami CF can be best described as a challenging one. They’ve been plagued with defensive issues, allowing a worrying 37 goals at an average rate of 1.48 goals per 90 minutes. They also sit at an unsettling 29th place in terms of expected goals with 25.4, a damning indicator of their lackluster attacking prowess. Furthermore, their expected goals against (xGA) is a staggering 38.3, which paints a bleak picture of their defensive troubles.

In the net for Miami is Drake Callender, a keeper who has managed to show some resilience despite the porous defense in front of him. He has a save percentage of 72.5% and has tallied 4 clean sheets, which amounts to 16% of Miami’s matches. His performance has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise gloomy season for Inter Miami CF.

Sporting Kansas City Analysis

Sporting Kansas City, colloquially known as the Wizards, have displayed a somewhat more stable performance than their opponents, although they still leave much to be desired. They’ve scored 36 goals and conceded 37, with an almost balanced goal differential of -1. They sit at 17th place in terms of goals against, indicating that their defense, like Miami’s, is far from impervious.

Their goalkeeper, Kendall McIntosh, has a save percentage of 70.5% and has recorded 6 clean sheets, covering 22.2% of Kansas City’s matches this season. While not spectacular, McIntosh’s steadiness has provided some sense of stability in an otherwise wavering season for Sporting KC.

Inter Miami CF vs. Sporting KC Against the Spread

Inter Miami’s form has been inconsistent at best, registering 1 win and 3 losses in their last five outings and going 1-4 against the spread. On the flip side, Sporting Kansas City has shown better form with 2 wins and 1 loss in their last five matches, with a 3-2 record against the spread. The totals have gone over in 0 of Miami’s last 5 games but have been exceeded in 6 of their last 12 home games, whereas for Kansas City, totals have gone over in 2 of their last 5 games.

Inter Miami CF vs. Sporting KC Free Pick

A 1-1 draw seems the most plausible outcome given both teams’ recent performances. Here are our picks based on odds and teams’ performances:

Moneyline: Inter Miami -200

With home advantage and a slightly more reliable keeper in Callender.

Spread: Sporting KC +1 (+146) 

Given their relatively better form, they should be able to cover the spread.

Total: 2.5 under (-188)

In line with Miami’s recent low-scoring trend.

Draw: +333

A draw seems likely, considering the defensive frailties and inconsistent forms of both teams.

Prediction: 1-1 DRAW

As the anticipation builds for this clash, live betting offers a fascinating dimension for fans and gamblers alike. Neither team stands out as a clear-cut favorite, which makes this matchup a thrilling candidate for in-play wagering. In a season where both Inter Miami CF and Sporting Kansas City have shown moments of brilliance mixed with inconsistencies, it wouldn’t be surprising if the goalkeepers end up stealing the limelight. With so many variables at play, this game is certainly one to watch closely, especially for those engaged in live betting. Enjoy the game, and best of luck!