Kick-off: 0100, 06/09/2021
Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Three of four matches in the opening round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers ended in stalemate and another draw is on the cards when Canada visit USA.
The Stars and Stripes shaded a 1-0 victory when these teams met in the Gold Cup a couple of months ago but the Canucks created plenty of chances to equalise.
We reckon 11/4 for these teams to share the spoils this time is a value bet for our first USA vs Canada prediction.
A Look At United States’ Betting Odds
Shaq Moore’s far-post strike inside a minute proved enough for USA to edge out their neighbours in Kansas back in July.
Gregg Berhalter’s side could have gone further in front soon after and had the better of the first half.
However, Canada rallied bravely after the break to apply lots of pressure, with Junior Hoilett and Tajon Buchanan going close.
USA went on to lift that trophy, thanks to a 1-0 extra-time triumph over Mexico in the final.
Four of their five games in the run-up to that decider finished 1-0 and Thursday’s opening World Cup clash in El Salvador was goalless.
All of those tight tussles suggest 5/6 for under 2.5 goals here is a percentage pick from the USA vs Canada odds.
A Look At Canada’s Betting Odds
Canada emerged from the Gold Cup with plenty of credit, having beaten Martinique and Haiti 4-1 before the loss to USA in the last set of pool fixtures.
The Canucks then saw off Costa Rica 2-0 and were level with Mexico in the semis until Hector Herrera’s strike in the eighth minute of stoppage time made it 2-1.
English coach John Herdman will have hoped for more than a 1-1 draw with Honduras at the start of this campaign.
However, Canada did well to recover from trailing at half-time to an Alex Lopez penalty when Besiktas forward Cyle Larin levelled from the spot on 66 minutes.
“It’s the start of a journey and we’ve got the ability to get better,” said Herdman. “That’s the exciting thing for us.
“If they can carry that sort of spirit and resilience we’ve seen, this is going to a great journey for the team.”
Canada do now have the talent to match USA, especially with Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies showing his pace and power.
They do tend to start slowly before coming on strong, though, so 21/10 for the Canucks to score the last goal is added to our USA vs Canada betting tips.
El Salvador 0-0 USA
CANADA 1-1 Honduras – Larin (pen)
Head-to-head: USA 1-0 Canada, USA 4-1 Canada, Canada 2-0 USA, USA 1-0 Canada
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