USA vs Trinidad Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
United States and Trinidad have already secured the top two positions in this group but the top spot is still up for grabs here. Trinidad need to avoid defeat whilst the US must win. Below is our match preview, prediction and betting tips.
Game: United States of America vs Trinidad & Tobago
Venue: EverBank Field
Kick off: Wednesday 7th September, 1.15am
Trinidad currently lead the group with 11 points, just one ahead of the United States. A win for the home side is the only result that will catapult them to the top of the group in the early hours of Wednesday morning. This is the final game of the group stages and the hosts will hope to improve on the 0-0 score line they had to settle for in the reverse.
Trinidad have been very good in qualifying so far and had the opportunity to all but seal the group at the start of the weekend. Trinidad lead Guatemala, the only team to beat the States so far, 2-1 in the final five minutes. The game finished 2-2 which now allows the States to win the group on points.
If Trinidad had held on to win then the dynamics would have still been the same. The US could have topped the group here with a win having held the head to head record over Trinidad after drawing the first leg, or by virtue of their +13 goal difference.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
USA are priced as home favourites here. There’s no value in that as a single, but it’s a fair price. The draw is best odds of 21/4 with Betway whilst the hosts can be backed to cause a big upset at a price of 12/1 with William Hill.
This is on paper a very big game, but I don’t expect it to be as much of a contest as the table would suggest. The States did find it harder away from home, drawing 0-0 with Trinidad and losing 2-0 to Guatemala. At home they beat the latter 4-0 and are short odds to extend their strong record against Trinidad.
USA have won eight, drawn one and lost one against Trinidad. Their home record has been absolutely perfect as they’ve won all five home qualifiers without allowing a single goal. All of their last three meetings have seen the States win by at least two goals, and I think the same gap in quality remains.
Such has been the dominance in this fixture and also what I perceive to be a clear difference in quality, I expect the States to extend both their winning run and their clean sheet streak. Our free betting tip is USA win to nil at best odds 21/20 with Bet Victor.
Both sides made extremely light work of St Vincent and Grenadines at home, beating them 6-1 and 6-0 respectively. The States matched that score line away, whilst Trinidad scraped past them 3-2. I think their defensive showings on the road fill me with confidence that the States will get at least two goals here. Our correct score prediction is 3-0 at odds of 7/1 with Boylesports.
The biggest goal threat in this group so far has been Jones and Altidore both with four, but these sides have scored bundles of goals without any run away scorer. Goals have come from all over the pitch so we aren’t too bothered that there are currently no goal scorer odds available.
Free Betting Tip
United States: Win to nil – 21/20 with Bet Victor
Correct Score Prediction
USA 3-0 – 7/1 with Boylesports
NO odds available