USA vs Curacao
Concacaf Gold Cup
Date: Monday 1st July 2019
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia).
It’s the Gold Cup quarter finals and USA will take on Curacao to have a chance to play in the semi-finals.
USA have been perfect so far having won all their group games and they will be the big favourite to advance here.
Curacao have only won 1 game in a group that featured Jamaica but that was enough for them to come 2nd and thus qualify for the knockout rounds which is a massive achievement for them.
It is clear that some will see this game as a mismatch as we have USA priced up at 1/9 to win and Curacao are as much as 30/1 and even the draw is 8/1.
USA have so much experience with some of their squad members playing in the major European leagues and if they were to lose this match it would be a major shock. USMNT should have little problems here, but the story is a romantic one for Curacao who never really expected to make the knockout rounds.
USA vs Curacao: Head to Head
The teams have not met since 1984 when USA beat Curacao 4-0.
They have only met twice which was both in 1984 and the other game finished 0-0.
USA vs Curacao: Prediction
Curacao’s advantage is that they have remained tight at the back and that is why we don’t expect them to be able to express themselves in this game as they will have to sustain a lot of pressure from the host nation.
They should be able to give a good first half performance and therefore we are going to back more goals to happen in the 2nd half when USA’s level of quality will go up and Curacao who are of course away from home will start to tire.
We think USA will win the game, but they seem unbackable at those odds on prices.
USA vs Curacao: Bet Tips
Half with most goals: 2nd half at 2.10 (11/10)
Under 3.5 goals at 1.57 (4/7).