Online soccer betting intensifies this week as the CONCACAF Gold Cup plunges deeper into its rounds. This weekend’s action shed some light on how the biggest competitors would measure up and it left us itching for some more international action. Let’s take a look at the current standings before we dissect some of this week’s pairings.
The Weekend’s Online Soccer Betting Run Down
The CONCACAF Gold Cup kicked off this Friday with two thrilling contests. French Guiana faced off against Canada, but had a hard time answering the offensive onslaught the Canadians brought with them. In the end, it Canada came out on top 4-2.
Afterwards, Costa Rica and Honduras got set to take center stage. The match wasn’t as much of a shootout as the previous one, and the Ticos ended up coming away with it 1-zip.
Group B would hold their sports wagering matches on Saturday, with the US and Panama going at it first. The match was hard fought from beginning to end, testament by the 1-1 fixture. Martinique would face Nicaragua afterwards and they would advance 2-nil past Nicaragua with little difficulty.
Group C took the limelight this past Sunday. Jamaica drew a quick 2-0 result over Curacao and Mexico defeated El Salvador 3-1.
Online soccer betting fans will have to wait until this Tuesday to see some more CONCACAF Gold Cup action. First up will be a contest between Costa Rica and Canada, followed by a matchup between Honduras and French Guiana. The first match of the night will be the more notable one, considering that the Ticos are currently tied with Canada for the lead in Group B. Let’s see what the soccer odds are predicting for this pairing.
CONCACAF Gold Cup – Costa Rica vs. Canada – Tuesday, July 11th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
Series: Group (A) Stage
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Online Soccer Betting Odds:
Costa Rica -½ (-118) 2 (-113) -120
Canada +½ (+103) 2 (-102) +427
Costa Rica/Canada Draw +241
Costa Rica once again enters as the online soccer betting favorite. The Ticos will still be without star keeper Keylor Navas, but it’s safe to say that Costa Rica is taking the tournament more seriously than others. Costa Rica is leaning heavily on international stars like Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell, while other teams like the US and Mexico are using the Gold Cup to test out their depth. However, they might have to rearrange their lineup a little since Johan Venegas was dismissed early in the match Friday due to an injury.
Canada is not used to leading group rankings in the Gold Cup, considering this is the first time they’ve done so since 2009. The Canucks will be looking to take hold of Group B by picking up a solid victory over Costa Rica, but the soccer odds don’t think they can do it. We’ll have to see how they fare this Tuesday.