CONCACAF Gold Cup Betting Tips: Costa Rica Offer Value

Martin Green

Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:02 PM UTC

Saturday, Jun. 22, 2019 12:02 PM UTC

There is plenty of value on offer in the final round of group games at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
<div><h2>Haiti v Costa Rica</h2><p><strong>Monday, June 24, at Red Bull Arena</strong></p><p>This game will decide the winner of Group B after both teams made strong starts to the tournament. Costa Rica thumped Nicaragua 4-0 in their opener and then they battled to a 2-1 victory over Bermuda last time out. They are the third highest ranked team in this tournament and third favourites to life the cup. They have used star player Bryan Ruiz sparingly thus far, but we should expect to see more of the Santos forward as the tournament progresses. They have been strong in front of goal up until now and Ruiz, who captains the team, will add another dimension going forwards. Haiti are blessed with an exciting young team and they have also beaten Bermuda and Nicaragua to surge into the knockout stage of the tournament. They have done well up until this point, but Costa Rica have the superior players and should win this one.</p><p><em><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Paddy Power"><strong>Tip: Costa Rica to win and under 3.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power</strong></a></em></p><h2>Jamaica v Curacao</h2><p><strong>Tuesday, June 25, at Banc of California Stadium</strong></p><p>Group C is delicately poised as we head into the final round of group games. Jamaica and El Salvador each have four points, while Curacao are on three points and they hope to gatecrash the quarter-finals by toppling Jamaica in this game. Theodore Whitmore’s men made a great start to the tournament by beating Honduras 3-2. They were expected to follow it up with a win against El Salvador in their second game, but Jamaica were held to a 0-0 draw. They were the better team, but they could not find the breakthrough they needed. Now Jamaica must vanquish a Curacao side that lost to El Salvador but pulled off a surprise victory over Honduras. Jamaica have finished runners-up at the last two CONCACAF Gold Cups, they have exciting players like Leon Bailey and they should storm into the next round with a win here.</p><p><em><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Paddy Power"><strong>Tip: Jamaica to win at 10/11 (1.91)</strong></a></em></p><h2>Honduras v El Salvador</h2><p><strong>Tuesday, June 25, at Banc of California Stadium</strong></p><p>Honduras have been the biggest disappointment of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. They are normally a tricky side to break down, but they were swept aside by Jamaica in their opener and then slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Curacao last time out. They enjoyed 64% of the possession, and had 35 shots on goal and 13 on target, but they still managed to draw a blank. El Salvador know that a draw here would send them through to the next round, and they should be emboldened by that result against Jamaica in the second round of fixtures. El Salvador will hope that Honduras suffer from a lack of motivation, considering they have no chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals.</p><p><em><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Paddy Power"><strong>Tip: El Salvador draw no bet at evens (2.0) or both teams to score at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power</strong></a></em></p></div>
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