Inter Miami travels to Philadelphia Union for the Leagues Cup semifinal on Tuesday, with a trip to the finals on the line. Top online betting sites have released odds on the match, as well as Lionel Messi odds.
|Inter Miami to win |
|Messi anytime goal|
Messi continues to impress for his new MLS team, scoring his eighth goal in five matches on Friday as Inter Miami defeated Charlotte FC. Below, we’ll look at all the best betting lines on Messi goalscorer props and more headed into the Leagues Cup semifinal between Inter Miami and Philadelphia.
Lionel Messi odds vs. Philadelphia Union
The table below shows prop bet odds on Messi for Tuesday’s matchup against Philadelphia in the semifinal round of the Leagues Cup tournament. If you see a bet you like, you can click on the odds to head to the sportsbook where you can place that wager.
|Messi to score at any time|
|Messi to score first goal|
|Messi to score last goal|
|Messi to score two or more goals|
|Messi to score three or more goals|
|Messi to score from outside penalty box|
|Messi to score on a header|
|Messi to score in both halves|
|Messi to score a goal and assist on a goal|
Messi has now played all or part of five games for Inter Miami, all of them in the Leagues Cup tournament. He has scored at least one goal each time and has scored multiple goals in three of the five games.
Inter Miami has yet to lose with Messi in the lineup, and he’s become the go-to player for free kicks outside the box. Of his eight goals so far for Inter Miami, half have come outside the penalty box, and none have come from headers.
Inter Miami vs. Philadelphia Union odds
The table below shows odds for Tuesday’s Leagues Cup semifinal game between Inter Miami and Philadelphia. Note that for sportsbook purposes, games that are tied at the end of regulation time count as draws.
Even if one of the teams ends up winning in extra time or on penalty kicks, the draw bet is the moneyline bet that cashes in that instance. “BTTS” is short for both teams to score.
Inter Miami vs. Philadelphia Union preview
- Kickoff: Tuesday, Aug. 15 – 7 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: MLS Pass on Apple TV
Inter Miami had an easy time of it in the quarterfinals, cruising to a 4-0 victory over Charlotte. Messi added an essentially meaningless goal in the final minutes. This is a team that’s suddenly playing with a lot more confidence now that one of the world’s best players is in the lineup, and the squad has scored three or more goals in all but one of its Leagues Cup matches thus far.
Philadelphia got through to the semifinals on a late goal from Chris Donovan in the 10th minute of stoppage time, resulting in a 2-1 victory over Mexico’s Querétaro side. Prior to that, Philadelphia won two straight on penalty kicks after a pair of low-scoring games. Defense has been the main strength for the team in this tournament, though Philadelphia also has one of the best goal differential margins in MLS, where it’s currently in third place in the Eastern Conference.