Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake Prediction & Key Stats | AI Predicts | 22nd February 2024

The Hyochang Stadium will host Inter Miami taking on Real Salt Lake in the Game Week 1 of the Major League Soccer. The new season kicks off with Messi’s Inter Miami looking to start the season with a win. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes. If you liked our content do subscribe to our daily newsletter for daily predictions.

Inter Miami’s Recent form

Despite finishing as the third-worst team in terms of points in the previous regular season, Inter Miami are now considered the early favorites to win the MLS Cup in 2024. This is largely due to the addition of Lionel Messi to the team, as well as bringing in other key players with championship experience. Coach Tata Martino, who has won an MLS Cup in the past, has high expectations for the team after their recent success in the Leagues Cup. With a group of experienced veterans at his disposal, Martino is able to adapt his tactical approach between a 3-5-2 and 4-3-3 formation. The team’s performance in 2023 was unpredictable under Martino’s leadership, with a strong showing in the Leagues Cup but a lackluster finish in the regular season. Miami struggled in pre-season matches, only managing to win once against the Hong Kong League XI.

Real Salt Lake’s Recent form

Last season, RSL achieved a significant milestone by surpassing the 50-point mark for the first time since 2019, securing a spot in the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Under the leadership of Pablo Mastroeni, the team focused on utilizing long balls in possession and maintaining a mid-block defensive strategy, resulting in a fifth-place finish in the competitive Western Conference, just three points shy of second place.

The addition of attacking players like Cristian Arango in the middle of the season added a new dynamic to the team, leading to an increase in goals scored compared to the previous season. However, their defensive performance was a concern as they conceded the second-highest number of goals among Western Conference playoff teams, struggling with turnovers and containment in the penalty area. Despite this, RSL excelled on the road, achieving eight wins and four draws in away matches. Notably, the team maintained an undefeated streak in opening MLS regular season games since 2009, securing a 2-1 victory against the Whitecaps in Vancouver in the 2023 season opener.

Our Experts Predict Winner of Inter Miami vs Real Salt Lake

Despite being seasoned players, Messi and Suarez demonstrated their ability to consistently score goals last season. Considering their past success playing together, as well as uncertainties in the visitors’ defense, it is anticipated that RSL will experience their first loss in an opening game in a considerable amount of time.

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