After nine games on the road to the 2022 World Cup, only a catastrophe would prevent Canada from qualifying. The same applies for Team USA. Currently, the Canadians sit in first place, but losing to the Americans could make them fall even to third.
The visitor Americans come in as the betting online favorites at +185. To be honest, I’m not sure they deserve it. What I am sure of is that you won’t find a more tempting bet than the Canadians. Do yourself a favor and make room in your schedule to watch this game.
Canada vs USA CONCACAF 2022 World Cup Qualifiers
Canadians Bidding to Remain Undefeated
That’s right, Canada hasn’t lost a single game on the road to Qatar 2022. The Canadians currently own a 5-4-0 record. Plus, no other team has scored more goals than them with 15.
You know a team is really good when it keeps winning despite not having two of its best players. That’s exactly what Canada did last Thursday in Honduras. Alphonso Davies and Stephen Eustaquio were out, but John Herdman’s team went down there and won 2-0. Denil Maldonado (own goal) and Jonathan David were the scorers.
Davies remains out due to a COVID-related myocarditis while Eustaquio is questionable, also related to COVID. He tested positive last Saturday. Even if he clears all protocols, not being at 100 percent could decrease his playing chances.
No need to panic. David, who’s among the Ligue 1 top scorers with 12 goals, will lead the way. He has scored more goals than Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, just to give you a better idea. There’s also Tajon Buchanan, who recently moved to Belgium to play for Club Brugge. The days of semi-professional footballers are far behind.
Here’s another reason why I find Canada a tempting soccer betting option. After drawing in their first home game, the Canadians won the next four by a 10-2 aggregate. That includes beating Mexico, considered a CONCACAF powerhouse.
Canada’s predicted lineup: Milan Borjan; Alistair Johnston, Steven Vitoria, Kamal Miller; Atiba Hutchinson, Liam Fraser, Sam Adekugbe, Tajon Buchanan; Cyle Larin, Junior Hoilett, Jonathan David.
USA Right on Track
After missing the 2018 World Cup, USA’s main objective is to qualify. Doing it in first place would be a bonus, especially for the players.
Beating El Salvador 1-0 last Thursday allowed the Americans to keep depending only on themselves to finish atop the standings. A victory in Canada would be enough for them to climb up to first place, but losing could send them to third place.
The scoreboard suggests that Team USA suffered against El Salvador, but it didn’t. They dominated the game without trouble. In fact, El Salvador finished with zero shots on target. Head coach Gregg Berhalter took advantage of that and gave rest to some players, including Miles Robinson and Ricardo Pepi.
Unlike Canada, Team USA has no major absences to report. I think that’s the main reason for the visitors to dominate the Las Vegas odds. As I often say, fresher legs and a deep roster can make a huge difference. Nevertheless, their road record is 1-2-1, and their only away victory was against Honduras. Right now, winning in Honduras is like taking candy from a 3-year-old.
Team USA’s predicted lineup: Matt Turner; Sergino Dest, Miles Robinson, Walker Zimmerman, Antonee Robinson; Yunus Musah, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie; Christian Pulisic; Timothy Weah, Ricardo Pepi.
Canada vs USA Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 39
- Canada Victories: 10 (40 goals)
- PSG Victories: 17 (61 goals)
- Draws: 12
The first meeting between these sides wasn’t disappointing. Playing at home, Team USA dominated possession, but that was it. The game finished 1-1, with Brenden Aaronson scoring for Team USA and Cyle Larin for Canada.
Regarding the World Cup Qualifiers, Canada hasn’t beaten the Americans since 1968. It seems like it’s now or never for the Canadians.
Canada vs USA Game Information
- Date: Sunday
- Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
- Location: Tim Hortons Field, Ontario
- Canada vs USA Live Stream: fuboTV
Canada vs USA Betting Lines
|Canada||pk -120||+180||2 -135o||½ -230o
|USA||pk -110||+185||2 +105u||½ -220o
Canada vs USA Prediction
Davies is out, Eustaquio is probably out, but Larin and David aren’t. We’re talking about the top two scorers on the road to Qatar 2022 with 11 and eight goals, respectively. I think that should be enough for Canada to take on Team USA without fear and finally get the W.
The visitors will put up a good fight, especially because a draw is a good result for them. However, I think this is a great opportunity for you to include Canada in your soccer picks. Go for it.