CONCACAF Gold Cup – USA vs. Martinique
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:00 PM ET
M/L Spread: MART +1409 | USA -478 | DRAW +577
Quick Pick: USA vs. Martinique over 3 for 2 units
Game 2 for both Martinique and USA is Wednesday Night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. You can watch this game live on Fox Sports 1 or you can watch it on the Fox Sports Go App. Temperatures in Tampa, Florida are expected to be in the mid 90’s tonight with humidity between 65-70%.
Look for both teams to swap in players to keep fresh legs on the field. These two teams have only played each other 1 other time back in 2003 at the Gold Cup, with the USMNT winning by the score of 2-0.
Martinique, Current Leaders Of Group B
Martinique is 1-0 after beating Nicaragua on Saturday by the score of 2-0. They got goals from Kevin Parsemain and Steeven Langil against Nicaragua and all thought they are heavy underdogs, they firmly believe they can contend in this game.
They are currently the leaders from Group B. They will be looking to show the world that their win on Saturday had nothing to do with luck and that they are a very good team. Their confidence is at a all time high right now but they are about to run into a huge step up in class as they take on the USA Men’s National Team.
USA Needs A Win On Wednesday
USA will be looking to jump start the pace of the game and rebound strong after a lackluster performance in their opening game, tieing Panama by the score of 1-1. Sporting KC Forward Dom Dwyer was the only player to log a point for USA against Panama.
The USA team must get more pace in this game and get out running. In the game with Panama, they played at a slow pace and kept turning the ball over. They are going to need to secure the ball more and find a way to outpace the team from Martinique.
Weaknesses Lead To High Scoring Match
Martinique has a very suspect defense and they appear to have holes that can be exposed. That may not look the case on paper because they won 2-0 in the opener but the weaknesses are definitely there. I think the USA team will bounce back nice here but I hate these odds. The better value is playing the total here.
With the suspect midfield and defense on Martinique, there are going to be plenty of shots on goal. Also consider the fact that the USA team will need as many goals as possible to put some goal differential between them and Panama. I think the game plays over the posted total.
Pick: USA vs. Martinique Over 3 for 2 Units