Lionel Messi continues to make a major impact on Inter Miami, and now his goal streak has helped propel the team into the Leagues Cup final against fellow MLS team Nashville SC on Saturday. Top sports betting sites have released odds on the championship match itself, but also on Messi to score a goal in Saturday’s match.
Below, we’ll look at all the Messi prop bets headed into the Leagues Cup final. We’ll also take a closer look at the odds for Inter Miami vs. Nashville SC itself, along with a preview and analysis of the championship matchup.
Lionel Messi odds vs. Nashville SC
The table below shows goalscorer prop bet odds on Messi for Saturday’s Leagues Cup final. If you see a bet you like, click on the odds to go to the sportsbook where you can place that wager.
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Messi has scored in all six of the matches he has played for Inter Miami so far. All of those matches have come during the Leagues Cup tournament. Altogether, Messi has nine goals in these last six matches.
Inter Miami has not lost with Messi in the lineup, and the team has outscored opponents 21-7 in matches with Messi on the pitch. Of the nine goals Messi has scored for Inter Miami, five have come from outside the box. None have come via headers. Messi has scored multiple goals in more than one match but has yet to score more than two goals in a single game for Inter Miami.
Inter Miami vs. Nashville SC odds
Here are the odds for Saturday’s Leagues Cup final between Inter Miami and Nashville SC. Note that, for sportsbook purposes, soccer games that are tied at the end of regulation count as draws, and only the draw bet would cash at that point. A bet on a team to win the Leagues Cup title would cover a victory in either regulation or extra time and penalty kicks. “BTTS” is short for both teams to score.
- Inter Miami to win in regulation:
- Nashville SC to win in regulation:
- Draw after 90 minutes: +270 (Caesars)
- Inter Miami to win title:
- Nashville SC to win title:
- Total goals:
- Both teams to score:
Inter Miami vs. Nashville SC preview
- Kickoff: Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 p.m. ET
- Live stream: MLS Pass on Apple TV
Inter Miami notched another blowout win in the semifinals, earning a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia Union in a match that was essentially over by halftime. Messi scored a brilliant goal from well outside the box in the first 20 minutes, and Inter Miami proved that even a hostile crowd on its opponent’s turf couldn’t slow down such a potent offense.
Nashville SC punched a ticket to the finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico’s Monterrey squad on Tuesday. So far in this tournament, Nashville has gotten a lot of help from its own star from abroad, Sam Surridge, who has scored in three straight matches since joining the team from Nottingham Forest of the English Premier League. Stopping Messi — or at least containing him — will be a primary focus of the Nashville defense. However, the team also faces a challenge in goal production, as its offense has been nowhere near as explosive as Inter Miami’s in this tournament.