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Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 odds, picks, predictions: Soccer expert reveals best bets for USMNT vs. Canada

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a man in a baseball game: MONACO - NOVEMBER 21: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group G match between AS Monaco and RB Leipzig at Stade Louis II on November 21, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. © Provided by CBS Sports

MONACO - NOVEMBER 21: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group G match between AS Monaco and RB Leipzig at Stade Louis II on November 21, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.

The United States will try to maintain its momentum and finish atop the group with a win on Sunday against Canada in the final Group B game at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup in Kansas City. The United States had plenty of chances in its opener but came away with an unimpressive 1-0 win against Haiti. The USMNT followed that with a 6-1 thrashing of Martinique on Thursday and needs a victory to finish atop the standings. That's because Canada made quick work of both those teams, beating Martinique 4-1 last weekend before cruising past the Haitians by the same score on Thursday.   

Kickoff from Children's Mercy Park is scheduled for 5 p.m ET. The United States is the -143 favorite (risk $143 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest USMNT vs. Canada odds from William Hill Sportsbook. Canada is the +400 underdog, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in any Canada vs. USMNT picks or Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 predictions, you have to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green has to say

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has taken a close look at the USA vs. Canada matchup and established his expert Gold Cup 2021 picks. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the Gold Cup odds and betting trends for Canada vs. USA:  

  • USA vs. Canada: USA -0.5 (-140)
  • USA vs. Canada over-under: 2.5 goals 
  • USA vs. Canada 90-minute money line: USA -143, Canada +400, Draw +230
  • USA: Daryl Dike has 19 goals in 40 matches since joining Orlando City in the MLS
  • Canada: Cyle Larin is fourth on the nation's all-time list with 18 goals in 39 matches.

Why you should back the USMNT  

The Americans are missing several key players from the group that won last month's Nations League final against Mexico, but manager Gregg Berhalter has plenty of options. He has been rotating players throughout the event, so everyone should be rested, and he has a strong mix of veterans and hungry young players. Daryl Dike, a 21-year-old Orlando City star, was electric Thursday night, scoring twice and forcing Martinique into an own goal. He was replaced in the 68th minute by Gyasi Zardes, and the veteran scored two minutes later.    

The USA is 11-7-1 against Canada in the past 19 meetings, including a 4-1 win in the last matchup in the Nations League group stage in late 2019. That avenged the only loss during that span, a 2-0 setback the previous month, and Zardes scored twice. The Americans have fired 35 shots in the two games, with 17 of those on target, and should cause problems for a Canada squad lacking experience in net. 

Why you should back Canada

The Canadians haven't had much success against the USA, but they can take confidence from that 2-0 Nations League victory and have been on a tear this year. They have won eight straight games, with a goal advantage of 39-4. That included an 11-0 defeat of the Cayman Islands and a 7-0 rout of Aruba. Canada defeated a talented Haiti team 4-0 on aggregate in the second round of World Cup qualifying last month before making the trip to Kansas City. Cyle Larin has put up three goals in the two Gold Cup 2021 games, and Stephen Eustaquio has scored twice.

Larin is joined up front by Lucas Cavallini and Junior Hoillet, who have 28 goals in a combined 57 matches with the national team. Eustaquio, Toronto FC's Jonathan Osorio and CF Montreal's Samuel Piette are creative in midfield, and Tajon Buchanan has filled in admirably on the flank for injured star Alphonso Davies. The Canadians are fired up after qualifying for the hexagonal of World Cup qualifying for the first time since 1997 and want to add a statement victory. 

How to make Canada vs. USMNT picks

Green has taken a close look at the USMNT vs. Canada matchup from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also is offering two strong best bets and a complete breakdown of this Gold Cup 2021 match. He's only sharing those picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Canada vs. USA? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.


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