Inter Miami vs. CF Montreal Prediction, Preview and Odds - 5/12/21
Inter Miami hosts CF Montreal on Wednesday in a matchday 5 MLS fixture. Inter Miami is ninth in the Eastern Conference MLS table at 1-2-1 on five points with a 0 goal difference. Inter Miami's most recent match in the MLS ended in a 1-1 draw with Atlanta United last Sunday. Lewis Morgan scored the equalizer for Inter Miami in the 77th minute and Miami shared in the spoils.
CF Montreal is eighth in the MLS Eastern conference table at 1-2-1 on five points with a 0 goal difference. Montreal has the exact same record as Inter Miami. Montreal's most recent outing resulted in a 2-0 loss on the road to the Vancouver Whitecaps. Prior to that, Montreal had a 0-0 draw with Columbus Crew, a 2-2 draw with Nashville and a 4-2 victory to open the season over Toronto.
Inter Miami Off to Solid Start
Inter Miami opened the regular season with a loss to the LA Galaxy but has one win and two draws since. Miami has never gone unbeaten in four consecutive matches in its brief history in the MLS but with a victory or draw against Montreal will do just that after a win and two draws and its most recent three matches. In Miami's most recent 1-1 draw against Atlanta last Sunday Lewis Morgan was involved in 10 of Miami's shots with 4 shots and 6 chances created. Morgan also scored Miami's only goal.
Through the first four matches of the MLS campaign, Gonzalo Higuain is the leading goal scorer for Inter Miami with two. Lewis Morgan, Robbie Robinson and Federico Higuain each have scored one goal. Four players for Inter Miami have an assist through the first four matches of the season. Dating back to last season, Miami has one win, two losses and one draw in its most recent five matches.
CF Montreal’s Three Match Unbeaten Runs Comes to an End
With its loss 2-0 in Salt Lake City to Vancouver last weekend CF Montreal’s three-match unbeaten run came to a disappointing end. The three consecutive matches without a loss were the longest for Montreal in a single season dating back to April of 2019. Prior to being held scoreless by Vancouver on Saturday, Montreal had gone 22 straight matches on the road with a minimum of one goal including during the postseason, which is a record in the MLS.
After the first four matches of the MLS regular season, the leading goal scorer for Montreal is Mason Toye with two. Four other players for CF Montreal have each scored one goal. The assists for Montreal are evenly distributed as 6 players have each assisted on one goal. Dating back to last season, CF Montreal has two wins, one loss and two draws.
Side: Inter Miami -155
The acquisition last season of Gonzalo Higuain and the addition of Higuain’s brother Federico and the return of Lewis Morgan gives Miami an impressive attack up front. In the only meeting between the two thus far in Miami’s short term in the MLS, CF Montreal defeated Miami 2-1 in October of last year. However, Inter Miami will be playing on its home pitch and the constant pressuring attack of the Higuain brothers and Morgan will wear down the back line for CF Montreal and produce goals for Miami.
Total: Over 2.5
CF Montreal has had two of its first four matches finish over the traditional 2.5 goals total this season, while Miami has seen two of its last four and three of the last five finish over the 2.5 goals mark. The front line attack of Montreal led by Mason Toye and Miami’s attack led by Gonzalo Higuain and Lewis Morgan will produce a high-scoring entering match in which the total ends over.
Inter Miami looks for its second victory of the MLS regular-season on Wednesday when hosting CF Montreal.