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Inter Miami vs Toronto FC Prediction, Preview, Lineups & More | MLS

In a pivotal Major League Soccer (MLS) Eastern Conference encounter, Inter Miami is set to face Toronto FC at DRV PNK Stadium on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Miami’s recent 5-2 defeat against Atlanta United ended a 13-game unbeaten streak across various competitions. Notably, Lionel Messi was absent from the squad following an intense international break in which he contributed to Argentina’s 1-0 win over Ecuador. Despite the loss, Leonardo Campana’s two-goal performance showcased his form. This defeat marked the first time this season that Miami conceded five goals, and they are determined to bounce back strongly against Toronto FC. For those eagerly anticipating the Inter Miami vs Toronto FC Prediction, this match holds the promise of an exciting and closely watched event.

Match Preview: Inter Miami vs Toronto FC

  • Match: Austin FC vs New York Red Bulls
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET.
  • Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Inter Miami

Inter Miami faced a significant setback in their recent clash against Atlanta, as they had to navigate the game without the presence of Lionel Messi. The outcome was a humbling 2-5 defeat, underscoring the immense impact of his absence and highlighting recurring defensive vulnerabilities in the team. This loss marked the end of a remarkable 12-game unbeaten streak across various competitions for Inter Miami. It now places them in a position where they must secure victories consistently to have any chance of making their way into the top 9 of the standings.

Throughout the season, Inter Miami has struggled defensively, but there is a glimmer of hope for improvement on the horizon. The return of star left-back Jordy Alba, who was rested over the weekend, offers a potential boost to their backline. Furthermore, the encouraging news is that Lionel Messi has recovered from his minor strain and is set to make his return, providing a significant offensive spark for the team.

Toronto FC

Toronto FC finds themselves languishing at the bottom of their conference, with any hopes of a playoff berth now completely out of reach. Their struggles extend to their performance on the road, where they haven’t secured a victory in over a year, with a record of four draws and twelve losses during this period. Morale within the team has hit a new low, a sentiment reflected in their recent string of results, as they’ve suffered defeats in 10 of their last 11 matches.

In their most recent outing, Toronto FC faced a setback in the Canadian derby against Vancouver, losing 1-2. Once again, they found themselves outmatched in the midfield, struggling to assert control over ball possession throughout the game. The team continues to operate under interim management, with Terry Dunfield at the helm. Since taking over, the team has recorded one win and one defeat, as they strive to navigate through a challenging season.

Inter Miami vs Toronto FC Head-to-Head Analysis

  • Inter Miami and Toronto FC have faced each other seven times in MLS history, with all encounters producing clear results.
  • Inter Miami holds the upper hand in this head-to-head rivalry, securing victory in five of the seven matches, while Toronto FC has managed to win just twice.
  • In their most recent clash in March, Toronto FC emerged victorious with a 2-0 win, marking the first time they kept a clean sheet against Inter Miami. Additionally, this win saw Toronto FC score two goals in a match against Inter Miami for only the second time.
  • Inter Miami boasts an impressive record when playing at home, as they have remained unbeaten in their last four home games in the MLS. However, it’s worth noting that they have secured only one win during this streak.
  • On the other hand, Toronto FC has struggled significantly in away matches this MLS season, failing to secure a single victory. In fact, they have been unable to find the back of the net in eight out of their 13 away games.
  • Miami has a perfect record against Toronto FC when playing on their home turf, having won all three previous encounters and outscoring their opponents 8-2 in those matches.

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Season Statistics so far for Inter Miami vs Toronto FC


Inter Miami CF (Season Statistics):

  • Current Position: 27th in the league.
  • Total Wins: 8.
  • Draws: 4.
  • Total Losses: 10.
  • Goals Scored: 32.
  • Goals Conceded: 41.
  • Recent Form: WDWWL (Win, Draw, Win, Win, Loss).

Toronto FC (Season Statistics):

  • Current Position: 28th in the league.
  • Total Wins: 4.
  • Draws: 4.
  • Total Losses: 15.
  • Goals Scored: 24.
  • Goals Conceded: 44.
  • Recent Form: LLLWL (Loss, Loss, Loss, Win, Loss).

Possible Lineups, Injured or Missing Players

Inter Miami CF (MIA):

Possible Lineup (3-5-2):

PositionPlayer
CoachGerardo Martino
GoalkeeperDrake Callender
DefendersNoah Allen
Kamal Miller
Tomas Agustin Aviles
MidfieldersDeAndre Yedlin
Benjamin Cremaschi
Sergio Busquets
Dixon Arroyo
Robert Thomas Taylor
ForwardsLeonardo Campana
Facundo Farias

Injured or Missing Players (MIA):

  • Franco Negri (Defender)
  • Ian Fray (Defender)
  • Gregore (Midfielder)
  • Corentin Jean (Forward)

Toronto FC (TOR):

Possible Lineup (4-3-3):

PositionPlayer
CoachTerry Dunfield
GoalkeeperTomas Romero
DefendersKobe Franklin
Sigurd Rosted
Michael Bradley
Raoul Petretta
MidfieldersFranco Ibarra
Alonso Coello
Jonathan Osorio
ForwardsFederico Bernardeschi
Deandre Kerr
Lorenzo Insigne

Injured or Missing Players (TOR):

  • Sean Johnson (Goalkeeper)
  • Greg Ranjitsingh (Goalkeeper)
  • Cristian Gutierrez (Defender)
  • Cassius Mailula (Midfielder)
  • Adama Diomande (Forward)
  • Prince-Osei Owusu (Forward)

Inter Miami vs Toronto FC Prediction

Inter Miami aims to bounce back from their recent loss after a 13-game unbeaten streak. Messi and Jordi Alba, who missed the last game due to muscle fatigue, are expected to return. Inter Miami has a strong home record against Toronto FC, never dropping points in three previous meetings and going undefeated in their last four home games.

Toronto FC has struggled in the MLS, with nine losses in their last 10 games and a poor away scoring record against Inter Miami. Considering Toronto’s weak away performance and Inter Miami’s perfect home record against them, our prediction is a narrow victory for the hosts: Inter Miami 2-1 Toronto.

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