CONCACAF Gold Cup Betting Tips: Mexico and Jamaica Look Strong

Martin Green

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:22 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019 7:22 PM UTC

The second round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup offers plenty of value for punters if you dig deep enough.
<div><h2>Mexico v Canada</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/gold-cup/mexico-vs-canada-3819691/?mtid=1" target="_blank" title="Mexico v Canada"><strong>Thursday, June 20, at Sports Authority Field</strong></a></p><p>Mexico made a superb start to their Gold Cup campaign when they thrashed Cuba 7-0 at the Rose Bowl on Sunday. They enjoyed 72% of the possession, had 30 shots on goal and ensured Cuba could not muster a single shot on target. It was a supremely dominant performance, with Man City youngster Uriel Antuna hitting a hat-trick and Raul Jimenez of Wolves scoring two more. Strikes from Diego Antonio Reyes and Alexis Vargas completed the rout. El Tri look well equipped to go on and win this tournament and they should be too strong for Canada. John Herdman’s men beat Martinique 4-0 in their opener, but you might not want to read too much into that result as Martinique are not a strong side and a game against Mexico represents a massive step up in quality.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes"><em><strong>Tip: Mexico to win half-time / full-time at 20/23 (1.87) with Ladbrokes</strong></em></a></p><h2>Nicaragua v Haiti</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/gold-cup/nicaragua-vs-haiti-3819674/?mtid=1" target="_blank" title="Nicaragua v Haiti"><strong>Thursday, June 20, Toyota Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Nicaragua slumped to a disappointing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Costa Rica in their opener and they will be desperate to bounce back with a result in this game. However, the manner of their loss may have knocked their confidence, and Haiti could capitalise. They battled to a 2-1 victory over Bermuda in their first game of the tournament. It did not exactly set pulses racing, but the result should embolden this young and inexperienced side ahead of future challenges. This looks like the game that will determine who will finish second in the group, so there is much at stake, and Haiti could just edge it as they will be in greater confidence after the first round of fixtures.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Sportingbet"><em><strong>Tip: Haiti to win at 7/10 (1.70) with Sportingbet</strong></em></a></p><h2>El Salvador v Jamaica</h2><p><strong>Friday, June 21, Toyota Stadium</strong></p><p>FIFA rates Jamaica as the fourth best team in this tournament and they vindicated that ranking by securing a 3-2 victory over a strong Honduras side in their opener. They are up to 54<sup>th</sup> in the FIFA rankings, while Honduras are now 64<sup>th</sup> and El Salvador are 69<sup>th</sup>. They beat Curacao 1-0 in their opener, but once again it is hard to read too much into that, as Curacao is a tiny nation. Most of this El Salvador team play in the domestic league, and they lack star quality, although Andres Flores of Portland Timbers looks like a decent midfielder. But goals could be a problem for El Salvador, as the attack looks a little uninspiring. Jamaica have a lot more MLS players and they should enjoy playing on American soil in this tournament. The star man is Leon Bailey, who has been tearing it up for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for a couple of years now. He looks like a great prospect, while Dever Orgill – who plays his club football in Turkey – was dangerous in that win against Honduras. They are fourth in the betting at 12/1 to win this tournament, while El Salvador are sixth at 25/1.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Betway"><em><strong>Tip: Jamaica to win at 11/10 (2.10) with Betway</strong></em></a></p></div>
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