USA vs Martinique
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Kick-off at 2:00 UK/ 3:00 CET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa).
US Men’s national soccer team look for their first win in Group B when they take the field against Martinique in the matchday 2 of the Gold Cup 2017.
Panama held USA to a 1-1 draw in the group’s opening game. Now the men in stars and strikes must win their remaining two games to avoid one of the heavy weights in the quarter finals.
On the other hand, Martinique made a flying start to the campaign by defeating Nicaragua. They had put themselves in a commanding position to advance to the next round, needing just a point to get their name among one of the best third placed teams from group phase.
Form-wise, USA are on a decent run after stretching their unbeaten run to 9 matches. The only problem is with the number of matches they drew (5) during the period.
Meanwhile, Martinique entered the competition on a two match losing streak. But the win against Nicaragua give them much needed boost. Now it is upto them to salvage points from the remaining two games.
USA vs Martinique: Head-to-head
The lone meeting between the two sides was at the 2003 edition of the Gold Cup. USA ran comfortable winners by a 2-0 margin on that occasions.
USA vs Martinique: Prediction
Martinique are huge underdogs in this fixture, mainly because of their inexperience at this level. Moreover, they hardly come across teams like USA. Therefore, this could be easy three points for the men in stars and stripes.
USA vs Martinique: Bet Tips
USA to win first-half, priced at 1.62 by Bet365 is a banker.
Adventurous punters can back the hosts to win this on a -1.5 Asian Handicap for 1.70 odds.