Fans Prepare for International Sports Betting Semifinals

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
CONCACAF Gold Cup – Costa Rica vs. USA Odds – Saturday, July 22nd

The international sports betting tournament that is the CONCACAF Gold Cup is headed towards an epic conclusion. This upcoming weekend, online soccer betting fans will get to wager on the semifinal matches. Before we break down what fans can expect Saturday and Sunday, let’s take a look at which teams made it this far.

International Sports Betting Recap

The first leg of the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals was held this past Wednesday. Costa Rica was set to face Panama and although the odds were favoring the Ticos, the matchup was far from easy. However, a hard fought performance on behalf of Costa Rica assured the team would advance to the next round as they dealt Panama a 1-0 loss.

The next matchup of the night kept online soccer betting players on the edge of their seat. The US hosted El Salvador and was listed as heavy betting favorites. The results lined up with the pregame anticipations as the Americans defeated El Salvador 2-nil.

The international sports betting action resumed Thursday. Jamaica and Canada got set to face each other in the second leg of the quarterfinals. Sportsbooks weren’t quite sure who to side with and were predicting a fairly heated contest and that’s just what we got. In the end, the Jamaicans came out on top 2-1 over the Canadians.

The next quarterfinal contest of the night pitted Mexico against Honduras. The odds were all about Mexico in that contest and the results coincided with that preconception. Mexico pulled a 1-0 win over the Hondurans and will now face Jamaica in the semis.

CONCACAF Gold Cup – Costa Rica vs. USA – Saturday, July 22nd

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Series: Semi-Final

TV: Fox Sports 1

Stream: Fox Sports Go

International Sports Betting Odds:

Costa Rica +½ (-117) 2 (-119)           +321

USA -½ (+102)           2 (+104)          +107

Costa Rica/USA Draw +228

The first semifinal match that fans can witness is also the first match in which Costa Rica is not listed as the sportsbook favorite. This will be the Ticos toughest challenge in the tournament thus far, and it should prove to be thrilling considering how well both teams are acquainted with each other.

Costa Rica will be looking for more consistency in offense and to maintain the strong defense that they have been displaying all tournament long. The US, who looked rather sloppy and undisciplined in their recent win over El Salvador, will be hoping to turn their mediocrity around this Saturday.

CONCACAF Gold Cup – Jamaica vs. Mexico – Sunday, July 23rd

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Series: Semi-Final

TV: Fox Sports 1

Stream: Fox Sports Go

International Sports Betting Odds:

Jamaica TBP

Mexico TBP

Jamaica/Mexico Draw TBP

The odds for this matchup should be posted later on in the day. However, most online soccer betting fans will be expecting Mexico to be listed as the odds on favorite. Both Mexico and Jamaica have been displaying explosive offenses and this contest will be determined by whoever has better defense this Sunday.