Tip USA - Ecuador
The United States of America (USA) host Ecuador in a friendly match. It's their third match under new boss Gregg Berhalter and he's made a good start to his reign. They have won both of their games with home wins over Panama and Costa Rica (not the hardest of tasks as fans of England and the Netherlands will tell you) with five goals scored and none conceded. It's a big improvement on the run of four defeats in five games that they suffered last year. Home form is good though with only one loss in the last five.
Ecuador, like their opponents, failed to reach the World Cup finals last year. They were never in the hunt and lost each of their last six qualifying matches. Form has recovered since then with only one defeat in their last six games and four victories. The defeat was a thrilling 4-3 loss in Qatar with them trailing 4-1 after 68 minutes but just failing to get back on level terms. Their last three away games have seen them get a draw in Oman but followed that with wins in Peru and Panama. The USA have made a good start under their new manager and they can get the win here.
Key points USA - Ecuador
The USA have won their first two games under their new manager.
The last game played between these two teams was in the 2016 Copa America quarter-final with USA winning 2-1.
USA have only lost one of their last five home games.
Conclusion USA - Ecuador
The USA have gotten off to a strong start under their new manager. They have won their last two games without conceding and it takes a good team to beat them on home territory. The American side should have seen their confidence boosted by those victories and they can get another win over Ecuador.
USA Ecuador Prediction published on March 20, 2019