Once again, USA will be the host of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Once again, USA is one of the sports betting favorites to win the title. This time, their road to glory begins against Haiti, one of the semifinalists of the 2019 edition.
USA will face the regional tournament without several key players, including Christian Pulisic. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t be an excuse, it should win Group B smoothly. Let’s take a look at the latest news, stats, injury reports, and the Gold Cup Odds for the United States vs Haiti. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider!
Game: United States vs Haiti
Location: Children’s Mercy Park Stadium, Kansas, USA
Time: Sunday, July 11, 8:30 p.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Betting Lines
|United States||-1½ -125||-365||3 -110o|
|Haiti||+1½ -105||+1000||3 -120u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 19
- United States Victories: 6 (23 goals)
- Haiti Victories: 8 (22 goals)
- Draws: 5
Believe it or not, Haiti leads the all-time series, but they haven’t beat USA since 1973. That’s right, USA has eight straight games without losing against Haiti, including their previous three meetings in the Gold Cup.
The last time they met was in the 2015 edition of the Gold Cup. USA won 1-0 thanks to Clint Dempsey. They also collided in 2009 (2-2) and 2000 (USA won 3-0). The sides have always met during the Group Stage.
Why bet on United States?
The home side always deserves respect, more when they’re one of the favorites to win it all. USA has won the Gold Cup six times since 1991. They never managed to win it before the tournament started to take place in North America.
Despite not having key players such as Christian Pulisic, Sergino Dest, and Giovanny Reyna, USA will present a competitive team. Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew) will lead the offensive unit. He has scored four goals in the MLS. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan will lead the defensive unit.
Head coach Gregg Berhalter kept his word about giving an opportunity to several young players. The list includes Gianluca Busio, Matthew Hoppe, Donovan Pines, James Sands, and Eryk Williamson.
“It’s basically another group of players that are going to get the opportunity to compete to win a trophy. By the end of this tournament, we’re going to have virtually the entire player pool prepared for World Cup qualifying,” said Berhalter.
USA just won the CONCACAF Nations League by beating Mexico 3-2 in the Grand Finale. Most recently, they defeated Costa Rica 4-0 in a friendly match.
Their expected lineup is Brad Guzan; George Bello, Shaq Moore, Walker Zimmerman, Sam Vines; Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget, Cristian Roldan, Jackson Yueill; Gyasi Zardes, Jonathan Lewis.
Why Bet on Haiti?
Haiti managed to qualify thanks to a couple of victories during the preliminaries. They defeated Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6-1 and Bermuda 4-1. Those rivals aren’t particularly strong, but Haiti did what they had to and showed their offensive power.
Frantzdy Pierrot and Duckens Nazon scored two goals each in those games. Pierrot plays for EA Guingamp in France, while Nazon plays for Sint-Truidense in Belgium. They’re Haiti’s biggest stars.
In the 2019 edition, Haiti won their group with a 3-0-0 record. Then, they defeated Canada 3-2 in the Round of 8. Last but not least, they fought bravely against Mexico in the Semi-finals, but lost 1-0.
Expect them to play on the counterattack in order to take advantage of their speed. Also, expect them to be very physical, trying to intimate the younger USA players.
Their expected lineup is Brian Sylvestre; Bryan Alceus, Ricardo Ade, Martin Experience, Jems Geffrard; Derrick Etienne, Leverton Pierre, Carnejy Antoine, Stephane Lambese; Frantzdy Pierrot, Duckens Nazon.
Final Analysis and Predictions
Haiti will put up a fight, but it won’t be enough. USA will control the game from the start and their roster’s depth will make the difference. All their players are eager to prove they deserve an opportunity on the road to the 2022 World Cup. If that doesn’t motivate them, nothing will.
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