USA vs Trinidad & Tobago
World Cup Qualifiers – North & Central America
Date: Friday, 9th June 2017
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Colorado).
USA are keen to bounce back to winning ways in their World Cup qualification campaign as points became extremely important after a poor start under Jurgen Klinsmann.
The new head-coach Bruce Arena celebrated his return to the national squad with a 6-0 home win against Honduras. But familiar problems were seen in the 1-1 draw at at Panama in the space of few days. The pressure will be mounted after the recent 1-1 draw against a team of Venezuela’s stature. And improvements are expected when the team takes the field at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday night.
The Stars and Stripes are currently sitting at fourth in the six-table table. However, the third placed Panama are just a point ahead. US men’s football team have played 2 games at home and one of which is a 1-2 loss to Mexico under Klinsmann. While the second one is the 6-0 win against Honduras.
Trinidad & Tobago are last in the standings, having managed a win from their 4 matches so far. They will be benefited from the poor start to the likes of USA and Honduras as the top three spots are just 2 points away. They can even catch Costa Rica on the second spot, who are just 4 points ahead.
The Soca Warriors played three of their four matches so far at home. They lost to Mexico and Costa Rica without scoring, while the lone win came against Panama by a 1-0 margin. Their only away game in this stage was against Honduras, a defeat by 3-1 margin.
USA vs Trinidad & Tobago: Head-to-head
The head-to-head heavily favors USA as they were beaten just once by Trinidad in 19 meetings since 1982. The Stars and Stripes have 15 wins during the period with another 3 matches seeing stalemates.
At home, USA are unbeaten in 10 matches with an incredible stats of 9 wins and a draw. They are currently on an 8 match winning run, with the latest six coming in World Cup qualifiers. Also, USA kept clean sheets in those six games.
USA vs Trinidad & Tobago: Prediction
The pressure will be solely on Bruce Arena as T&T know that they are huge underdogs in this match. The problem for the Soca Warriors is their poor record away from home in qualification fixtures. In their trips to United States, Trinidad haven’t scored in a qualifier since 1989. Do we need any other numbers to back a home win here. And there is a high probability for this to see a plethora of goals.
USA vs Trinidad & Tobago: Bet Tips
The primary tip for this match is HT/FT – USA/USA at the odds of 1.52 by Unibet.
Alternatively, you can back Over 1.5 goals in first half at the odds of 2.08 by Unibet.