Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 22/07/2023

Inter Miami CF
22/07/23 - 01:00

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Inter Miami CF - Cruz Azul

Leagues Cup - DRV PNK Stadium

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami Predictions and Leagues Cup Picks

The most-anticipated Leagues Cup game is upon us with Cruz Azul hosting inconsistent Inter Miami. Will the Lionel Messi effect be enough for the visitors to secure three points, or will Inter Miami’s dreams crash and burn at DRV PNK Stadium? The answer can be found in our Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami betting tips.

Lionel Messi to Score Anytime

  • The Argentine became the 2nd-best goalscorer in the Qatar World Cup last year.
  • La Pulga bagged 16 goals and 16 assists in Ligue 1 in the 2022/23 season.
  • Lionel Messi also scored four goals in seven Champions League games.

Draw/Inter Miami

  • Coach Gerardo Martino has a great 1-2-0 record versus rival Ricardo Ferretti.
  • Cruz Azul are at the bottom of the table in Liga MX with no points acquired throughout three fixtures.
  • Cruz Azul scored only one goal since the start of the season.

Essential Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami Odds and Head-to-Head Statistics

These Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami head-to-head statistics will be a great tool in understanding our key Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami predictions above.

Last Five - Inter Miami CF

14/04/24

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

2

3

W

11/04/24

CONCACAF Champions Cup CCL

Monterrey

Monterrey

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

3

1

L

06/04/24

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

2

2

D

04/04/24

CONCACAF Champions Cup CCL

Monterrey

Monterrey

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

2

1

L

30/03/24

USA MLS USA

New York City FC

New York City FC

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

1

1

D

Cruz Azul odds: +225 – 27.0%

Draw odds: +265 – 24.0%

Inter Miami odds: +205 – 49.0%

Lionel Messi to Score Anytime is priced at +188 (34.72%), while Draw/Inter Miami is valued at +420 (19.23%). The likelihoods of our Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami predictions happening aren’t as convincing as a bettor would like them to be, but with soccer legends Messi and Busquets in the starting XI for the visitors, our tips are going to be a home run. Inter Miami are the expected winners with a 49.0% win probability, and rightfully so.

Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami Lineups & Team News

Cruz Azul

As stated earlier in our Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami predictions, coach Ferretti’s boys are having issues performing in Liga MX. The Apertura season just started a few weeks ago, but already the issues from last season started to emerge, with Cruz Azul scoring only once in 270 minutes of soccer!

Predicted lineup – Jurado (GK), Rivero, Silva, Salcedo, Vazquez, Castano, Lira, Rotondi, Moises, Tabo & Lotti

Inter Miami

Similar to their rivals, Inter Miami are at the bottom of their respective league as well. However, there is a silver lining for the visitor’s fans. Football legends Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets are partnering up to make an atomic duo in MLS, which will undoubtedly boost the club’s stature.

Predicted lineup – Callender (GK), McVey, Sailor, Kryvtsov, Negri, Stefanelli, Busquets, Fray, Messi, Campana & Martinez

Player to Watch: Sergio Busquets

Inter Miami fans had a busy day on the 16th of July when the board unveiled Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets in an outstanding show at DRV PNK Stadium. In the shadow of legendary Argentine Messi, Sergio Busquets will be operating in the heart of the midfield for coach Martino. Throughout his career, Sergio Busquets’ contribution to his teams’ display has been overlooked, but any true fan of soccer knows just how important a player with his skills is. We believe our Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami predictions will be a slam dunk not only due to Lionel Messi’s presence but because the visitors will have a grand advantage in the center of the park thanks to World Cup champion Busquets.

Starting Lineups

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF
4-3-3
1
Drake Callender
us
2
DeAndre Yedlin
us
31
Kamal Miller
ca
27
Sergey Krivtsov
ua
24
Ian Fray
jm
30
Benjamin Cremaschi
ar
41
David Ruiz
us
3
Dixon Arroyo
ec
19
Robbie Robinson
us
9
Leonardo Campana
ec
16
Robert Taylor
fi
Substitutes
15
Ryan Sailor
us
28
Edison Azcona
do
32
Noah Allen
us
99
Cole Jensen
us
18
Harvey James Neville
gb
49
Shanyder Borgelin
ht
29
CJ Dos Santos
us
13
Victor Ulloa
mx
10
Lionel Messi
ar
17
Josef Martinez
ve
5
Sergio Busquets
es
4
Christopher McVey
se

Cruz Azul

mx
4-2-3-1
30
Andres Gudino
mx
18
Rodrigo Huescas
mx
3
Carlos Salcedo
mx
33
Rafael Guerrero
mx
15
Ignacio Rivero
uy
8
Jesus Duenas
mx
19
Carlos Rodriguez
mx
7
Uriel Antuna
mx
29
Carlos Rodolfo Rotondi
ar
10
Moises Vieira da Veiga
br
28
Diber Cambindo
co
Substitutes
32
Christian Jimenez
mx
209
Josue Diaz
mx
181
Alfredo Cabanas Diaz
mx
17
Alonso Escoboza
mx
31
Luis Iturbide
mx
5
Kevin Castano
co
24
Juan Escobar
py
11
Christian Tabo
uy
21
Augusto Lotti
ar
6
Erik Lira
mx
25
Sebastian Jurado
mx
229
Alan Zubiri
mx

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Cruz Azul vs Inter Miami Prediction


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