Gold Cup 2017 Betting Tips
Gold Cup 2017
In this rather calm period for the football world, this competition will keep us going for a good part of July. Sister of the Copa America, she now crowns every four years the champion of the CONCACAF zone, namely North America, Central America and the Caribbean zone. This year, it is the United States that is hosting the event with the selections of Guyana and Curaçao.
The format of the competition
The Gold Cup has a total of 12 teams, divided into three groups of four. The first two of each group are qualified for the quarter-finals, while the top two thirds are also. It follows the last four and then the final. It's simple!
Group A: Costa Rica not surprising?
Positioned in the first group, Costa Rica coached by Oscar Ramirez will face Canada, Honduras and French Guiana. With talented players like Joel Campbell, Keylor Navas and Bryan Ruiz, there is no doubt that the 19th place country in the FIFA ranking should not be difficult for them to take first place. They are proposed at 6/1 by Bet365. On the other hand, Honduras will not have the easy task for second place, and will have to battle with Canada which now counts on many players accustomed to the high level (MLS, Championship ...). Guyana, invited this season, will want to make a good appearance and could count on Florent Malouda, for the competition .
Group B: USA at the top
By hosting the competition, Bruce Arena's United States will have no other goal in mind than victory. Bradley, Pulisic, Altidore and company have already won five of the tournaments, making it a favourite among bookmakers ( 17/10, and should have no trouble taking the lead in a group made up of Panama, Nicaragua and Martinique. The last quoted should include numerous faces known in France, from Julien Faubert to Frédéric Piquionne, Harry Novillo, Steeve Elana or Rémy Maréval . Panama will be their toughest opponent for second place, Nicaragua clearly not being cut for the tournament.
Group C: Mexico to be a butcher shop
Like the US, Mexico is the favourite in the Gold Cup. With the likes of Chicharito, Guardado, Ochoa or Herrera, the Tricolour will be expected ( 5/4), Even if not all of them will travel. Curaçao - also invited - El Salvador and Jamaica will fight for second place. With men playing in MLS and passed by the English Championship, the last quote leaves with the favour of predictions.
According to our experts, it is the United States that could win this Gold Cup at home. While Mexico is a direct competitor, the Confederations Cup in which the Tricolour participates could have its impact. Many men in Russia may not be in the US for the tournament, and the Americans should benefit. Their rating of 17/10 will be the preferred one. Costa Rica will be the No. 1 outsider, and their final victory at 6/1 will not be overlooked either.