Inter Miami CF vs. Philadelphia Union - 7/14/20 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Inter Miami CF vs. Philadelphia Union - 7/14/20 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union vs. Inter Miami CF

MLS Soccer: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:30 pm

The Line: Phil +131 / MIA +188 / Draw +235 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Philadelphia Union and Inter Miami CF meet Tuesday night in the MLS is Back Tournament soccer action at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

Philadelphia Union are 1-1-1 in their last three games and are coming off a 1-0 victory over New York City FC. In the victory, Philadelphia Union controlled possession for just 40.5 percent and got just four shots on target compared to its opponents seven shots on target. Alejandro Bedoya ended up scoring the only goal of the game and Philadelphia Union relied on its defense the rest of the way. While it’s just one game, Philadelphia Union made a statement to the rest of the field early in this tournament. Sergio Santos leads Philadelphia Union with one goal, Jamiro Monteiro has one assist and Kacper Przybylko has four shots on goal. Defensively, Andre Blake has allowed five goals on 23 shots faced.

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Inter Miami CF has now lost all three of its MLS matches and the most recent loss to Orlando City SC is probably the most disappointing. Inter Miami CF opened the game up with a 1-0 lead after a Juan Agudelo goal but then allowed two late goals, including one in extra time to blow a chance at points. In the losing effort, Inter Miami CF controlled possession for 41.9 percent of the match and got just one shot on target. Inter Miami CF has shown solid defensive effort through three games, but finding a way to not at least force a draw in its last effort has to be frustrating to this new club. Juan Agudelo leads Inter Miami CF with one goal, Robbie Robinson has one assist and Rodolfo Pizarro has three shots on goal. Defensively, Luis Robles has allowed five goals on 15 shots faced.

There’s no match history between these two teams.

Inter Miami CF is still a new club that's learning to play together and has relied on its defense to keep these games close while the offense lags behind. Philadelphia Union sat on a one goal lead in its opener and has showed the ability to make it tough for opponents to find quality looks. The unders have had a lot of success early in this tournament and based on the defensive efforts of both teams, we should expect another low scoring game late night in Orlando.

I'll take the under 2.5 goals.

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Randy’s Pick Under 2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.