CONCACAF Gold Cup Match Preview - Cuba vs USPublished July 18, 2015 by Sol FH
Can the United States knock out the Cubans tonight, as the Gold Cup continues.
The Cubans have a bit off a bit more than they can chew, facing the US tonight in Baltimore for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The US have pummeled the Cubans 29-5 over the last 8 games between them. Odds are set against Cuba tonight, but any punters betting on the underdog would have to be excited over the potential payout they could receive pending a win by Cuba.
The Gold Cup is one of the oldest and most traditional soccer tournaments of the year and teams from all over the Americas are involved. The Cubans were beat very badly in their opening match against Mexico, 6-0, and many think that the US are ready to put even more points on the board and drive into a big Quarter Final showdown against either Haiti or Jamaica.
Head Coach for the American men Jurgen Klingsmann has been very strategic in the Cup tournament. He actual uses the Group Stage to weed out any weak spots on his team and then makes the changes necessary to be the best that he could possibly be for the knockout stage. After a weak performance left the Americans tied with Panama 1-1, he made 3 changes on the pitch and after tonight's game he might make some more.
This tournament is a bizarre one for the Cuban team. No other team in the world needs to deal with the things that Cuba does during the Gold Cup. How about defections? Well, Cuba lost yet another player to defection, making it four for the whole tournament, as striker Ariel Martinez left the team with tears in his eyes. Cuba now has just 19 players total on its roster and more players could leave at any time.
The world's leading online sportsbook, bet365 Sports is covering the entire Gold Cup and offering competitive gambling markets for online punters. The USA is at 1.062, while Cuba has some catching up to do at 19.00, but the markets don't stop there. Choose from another one of the pre-game props or get into win with a Live In-Play line today.