Inter Miami CF vs DC United Prediction, Preview and Odds - 5/29/21
Ninth place Inter Miami CF hosts 11th place DC United on Saturday in an MLS Eastern Conference matchday 7 fixture. Inter Miami is 2-2-3 on 8 points with a -2 goal difference in its first seven matches of the MLS campaign. Miami is coming off a disappointing 1-0 loss on the road to the Chicago Fire. Miami has been held scoreless in two of his last three outings and through seven matches played has been held scoreless three times.
DC United is 2-0-5 on 6 points with a -6 goal difference. DC United is coming off a 1-0 loss at home to Philadelphia on Sunday. DC United gave up the match's only goal during first-half stoppage time and could not respond following intermission. DC United has lost each of its last two matches by the Identical score 1-0 and has not scored since defeating the Chicago Fire 1-0 on May 13.
Early-season scoring has now disappeared
Inter Miami scored two goals in each of his first two matches to start the 2021 MLS campaign but since, Miami has been held scoreless in three of its last five matches. The leading goal scorer through seven matches of the regular season is Gonzalo Higuain with 4 and four other players for Inter Miami have scored one goal each. Gregore and Federico Higuain have each posted two assists to lead the club.
The Inter Miami backline and keepers have given up far too much all season. Inter Miami is allowing an average of 1.43 goals per game and has allowed three goals on two occasions. The Inter Miami back line has held just one opponent scoreless and that resulted in just one point as Miami earned a 0-0 draw with Nashville in the third week of the season to share spoils.
DC United needs help on attack
DC United is in desperate need of goalscoring. DC has been held scoreless in each of his last two matches and has scored only three goals over its last five matches resulting in one win and four losses. Overall this season, DC United has scored five goals for an average of 0.72 goals per match. DC United has been held to two goals or less in each of its first seven matches and has been held scoreless three times.
With so few goals scored by DC United it's not surprising that no player on the club has more than one goal. Five players - Tony Alfaro, Edison Flores, Ola Kamara, Brendan Hines-Ike and Russell Canouse - have each scored one goal. Five players for DC United have posted one assist apiece. DC United is averaging only 12.6 shots overall per match and just 3.7 shots per match have been on target.
Full game pick: Inter Miami CF -137
Inter Miami has gone through a scoring drought of late but will be on its home pitch and playing against an anemic attack of DC United. Inter Miami will push forward with Gonzalo Higuain, Lewis Morgan and Brek Shea to pressure the DC United back line and goalkeeper early and often. Inter Miami has not scored of late but the club has scored three goals twice and two goals once this season. DC United has not scored in each of its last two matches and is averaging less than one goal per match at 0.72. Over the last five matches played, DC United has scored three goals and lost four of the five matches.
Total: Under 2.5
DC United is scoring an average of 0.72 goals per match and Inter Miami is averaging 1.43 goals per match. This matchup on Saturday will be characterized by strong defenses with both clubs bringing their midfielders back into their own box to help on defense. The total has finished under 2.5 goals in each of DC United’s last three matches and in four of Inter Miami’s last five matches.