USA and Canada had no trouble fulfilling their role as soccer betting favorites in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Nations League. Now, the Stars and Stripes will try to win their ninth regional title, second regarding the CNL. As for Canada, it’ll try to win their first title since 2000.
According to the Las Vegas soccer odds, the USA should come on top, but keep in mind that they couldn’t defeat Canada in their last two meetings.
Long Live Captain America
Led by Christian Pulisic, also known as Captain America, the USA defeated Mexico 3-0 in the semifinals. Pulisic, who plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League, scored twice, while Ricardo Pepi helped close the deal. Good thing we predicted USA would score more than 1½ goals, right? I hope you followed our advice.
Thanks to that result, the USA remains undefeated against Mexico in the CNL. Plus, they extended their non-losing streak against El Tri to six games, with four wins and two draws. We aren’t only talking about a very talented team but one full of confidence.
No other team has scored more goals in the tournament than the USA, with 17. They were able to defeat Mexico, a regional powerhouse, even with Jesus Ferreira out. Ferreira is one of the tournament’s top scorers with four goals.
We’re also talking about one of the best defensive teams, conceding two goals in five matches. Finally, defeating Canada in the Grand Finale would allow them to win the title with an undefeated record.
The USA is slightly favored in the soccer odds. In fact, the +110 price they’re offering to win straight up is a bargain considering they’ve only lost one of their last 20 games at home.
Jonathan David led the way in Canada’s 2-0 victory over Panama in the semifinals with a goal and an assist. David, who plays for LOSC Lille in Ligue 1, scored the opener in the first half. Later, he assisted Alphonso Davies, who scored a sensational goal in the second half.
⚽ @AlphonsoDavies finds the back of the net! 🚀
— Concacaf Nations League (@CNationsLeague) June 16, 2023
Panama won possession with 52% and finished with one more shot on goal, which speaks highly of Canada’s defensive unit. Overall, they’ve conceded three goals.
Three of the tournament’s top five scorers play for Canada: David, Cyle Larin and Davies. David and Larin have scored three goals each, while Davies has scored two. Overall, Canada has scored 13 goals, second-best behind the USA, only losing two of their previous nine CNL games.
Canada is offering a +250 price to win straight up, which could further improve via soccer live betting.
USA vs Canada Head-to-Head
The USA failed to defeat Canada in their last two meetings, both on the road to the 2022 World Cup. First, they drew 1-1 in Nashville, with Brenden Aaronson and Cyle Larin as the scorers. Later, Canada won 2-0 in Ontario, with Larin and Sam Adekugbe as the scorers.
Despite recent results, the USA leads the all-time series 17-12-11, scoring 61 goals and conceding 42.
The total for Sunday’s clash is set at two goals, with the over offering a -125 price in the sportsbook. Not bad considering that both have extremely talented attacking units.
USA vs Canada Match Information
- Match: USA vs Canada
- Date/time: Sunday, June 18, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Allegiant Stadium, Nevada
- USA vs Canada Stream: fubo.tv
USA vs Canada Betting Lines
USA vs Canada Picks and Prediction
There’s no doubt that we’re talking about the best teams in CONCACAF. Yes, Canada is even better than Mexico. And I agree with USA being the betting online favorite, despite Sergino Dest and Weston McKennie not being available after getting sent off in the semifinals. Don’t get me wrong, the USA will still be competitive, but that makes me lean towards the draw.