Lionel Messi has only played in four games for his MLS team, Inter Miami, but he’s already the team’s top scoring threat. Multiple sports betting sites have released Lionel Messi odds for the next game for Inter Miami against Charlotte FC in the quarterfinal round of the Leagues Cup tournament on Friday, Aug. 11.
As expected, Messi has made an immediate impact on Inter Miami’s betting odds and season prospects, especially in this tournament, where the team is now 4-0. Below, we’ll look at betting lines on Messi himself, as well as on Friday’s game in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Current Lionel Messi odds
The table below shows prop odds on Messi for Inter Miami’s upcoming game against Charlotte FC in the quarterfinal round of the Leagues Cup. The odds below are from Bet365, which is offering a welcome bonus to new users who sign up with Bet365 bonus code LSRVA.
Doing so will let you claim $200 in bonus bets with any first wager of $1 or more. If you see a bet you like in the table below, click the odds below. Place $1 on that bet to receive $200 bonus bets to use in the future.
|Messi to score anytime||-225|
|Messi to score the first goal||+210|
|Messi to score the last goal||+210|
|Messi to score two-plus goals||+175|
|Messi to score three-plus goals||+600|
|Messi to score via header||+2200|
|Messi to score from outside the box||+333|
Messi made his first appearance for Inter Miami early in the second half of the team’s first group play matchup in this tournament. Since then, he’s scored seven goals in four games, and the team has not lost with Messi on the pitch. He has scored in every game and has not scored fewer than two goals in any game that he’s started. He is averaging 4.25 shots per game. Four of his goals have come from outside the box, often on free kicks, and none so far have come via headers.
Same Game Parlay bet boosts
- Messi to score anytime, both teams to score, Inter Miami to qualify
Was +162, Now +200
- Messi with over 2.5 shots on target, both teams to score, Inter Miami wins the match
Was +320, Now +350
Inter Miami vs. Charlotte FC odds
The table below shows soccer odds on the Leagues Cup quarterfinal match between Inter Miami and Charlotte FC. The odds are from DraftKings, which is offering a signup bonus to new users for up to $1,200. You don’t need a DraftKings promo code when you sign up via this link.
Where DraftKings Sportsbook is legal, all new users can bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets. If you see a bet you like, click the odds below. A $5 wager on any of these bets will give you $200 in bonus bets.
Inter Miami vs. Charlotte FC preview
Inter Miami began the Leagues Cup tournament as the worst team in the MLS, trailing all other squads in the standings with only 18 points and five wins through 22 games. The addition of Messi to the roster instantly improved the team’s outlook, and it has not lost since. Inter Miami beat Mexico’s Cruz Azul 2-1 in the first game of group play, then routed MLS side Atlanta United 4-0 to advance. After a 3-1 win over Orlando City in the Round of 32, Miami then beat FC Dallas on penalty kicks to move on to the quarterfinals.
Charlotte FC entered this tournament in the bottom half of the MLS Eastern Conference and won two of its first four games on penalty kicks. A 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the Round of 16 propelled the team through to the quarterfinals, where it will have its hands full trying to stop Messi. So far this regular season, Charlotte has allowed more goals than any other MLS team.
How to watch Inter Miami vs. Charlotte FC
- Friday, Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m. ET, Apple TV