Haiti vs Canada
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019
Kick off at 00:00 UK / 01:00 CET
Venue: NRG Stadium (Houston).
Canada bounced back from a disappointing 3-1 loss to Mexico in their previous clash, by beating Cuba in the final group game by a resounding 7-0 scoreline.
The game was put to bed in the first half itself, with Jonathan David opening the scoring four minutes after the kick-off followed by Lucas Cavallini completing a hat-trick of goals two minutes before the teams headed for the interval.
The Canadians had no plans on slowing down and found a fifth goal through Junior Hoilet five minutes after the restart. Cavallini denied himself the chance of a fourth goal after his team were awarded a spot kick that he skied over the bar and into the stands. Jonathan David bagged a brace in the last twenty minutes to complete a hat-trick of his own.
Haiti finished first in Group B and will be coming into the quarterfinals on the back of a 2-1 win against Costa Rica in their previous game. Despite enjoying less than a third of possession with the ball in that game, Haiti were able to restrict their opponents from finding an equalizer, let alone a winner.
Marc Collat’s side went into the break trailing by a goal, despite managing to work the goalkeeper on three attempts. The squad went level on scores through Duckens Nazon after the referee pointed to the spot in their favor.
The winning goal came nine minutes before the end of regulation time with Djimy Alexis leaving the goalkeeper helpless by firing the ball firmly into the roof of the net.
Haiti vs Canada Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have met each other on six occasions.
- Canada have been winning their last four head to head clashes by 2-0 scoreline.
- Haiti are yet to register a win against the Canadians.
- Canada have found the back of the net at least once in each of their encounters.
Haiti vs Canada Prediction
Canada are certainly one of the strongest teams in the CONCACAF Gold Cup this year and are the clear favorites to progress to the semi-finals following their clash with Haiti on Sunday.
John Herdman’s side scored a total of twelve goals in their group stage, which is just one less than what table toppers Mexico amassed. The squad have also conceded just three goals in the process, which certainly means that Collat’s men will have to dig deep and attack with all their might if they are to find the back of the net.
The Canadians are certainly lethal in the attacking third and will be a handful for Haiti’s back four who have just one clean sheet in their last three matches.
The match is likely to be a high scoring one, with the win definitely in the cards for Canada.
Haiti vs Canada Betting tips
Canada to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.25 (5/4).