Stadium: Children's Mercy Park.
The U.S. team is the favorite to win this match especially because they are playing at home, but Haiti will surely fight back as hard as they can. How big is the difference in the level of football between these two teams?
USA current form
If you list all the players who couldn't make it to the CONCACAF Gold Cup, you get a team that could even compete World Cup. Zack Steffen, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Erik Palmer-Brown, Deandre Yedlin, Sergino Dest, Brian Reynolds, Tim Ream, John Brooks, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Timothy Weah, Josh Sargent and Christian Pulisic were left out of the tournament, and now the current US team is almost entirely made up of players from MLS. Only 6 players from the roster played 20 or more matches for the USA national team, including goalkeeper Brad Guzan. There's also a high probability that Orlando forward Daryl Dyke will step up as a forward.
Dyke scored one of the goals against Costa Rica that helped the Americans win the friendly a month ago, 4-0. This victory was the 7th for the team in the last 10 games, 8 of which were friendly matches. In the game with Costa Rica, the U.S. team was still far from having an optimal lineup, although there were plenty of famous players from Europe: Rome, Weah, Aaronson. Nevertheless, Gregg Berhalter's charges controlled the game and by halftime, the score was 2-0. Aaronson and Weah wasted several chances in the opening 45 minutes, and the team didn't capitalize on them all after the break. Overall, the result was fair; the opponents had no chances.
Haiti current form
Haiti reached the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup two years ago, and by the standards of North America, they have a good squad. Particularly formidable are forwards Frantzdy Pierrot and Duckens Nazon, who have scored 10 and 23 goals respectively. Both play in Europe, as do Carnejy Antoine, Carlens Arcus, and Stephane Lambese. There are also three representatives of Haiti, but none of them are in the starting lineup of the national team. Johnny Placid, Mechack Jerome, and Wilde-Donald Guerrier will be sorely missed: all three have played more than 50 matches for the national team.
Jean-Jacques Pierre's men dropped out of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in June, twice losing to Canada, but the Gold Cup qualifiers went smoothly. First, the Haitians defeated the national team of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (6-1) and then left no chance for the team from the Bahamas - 4-1. In the 1st meeting Duckens Nazon scored 2 goals, against the Bahamas, Frantzdy Pierrot joined in: on his account - a hat-trick, and he scored all 3 goals in the 1st half.
Experts betting tips
The team of Haiti is not the best in defense, and in an away match with Canada, for example, it could easily concede 5-6 goals. On offense, everything is good, although against the strong national teams to go on the counterattack is very difficult. The Americans even with the half-standard lineup rolled up the Costa Rican national team, although Aaronson and Weah created a lot on offense. The last head-to-head encounter could have been much more productive, but the Haitians did not score after 15 shots on goal. Now it's time to make amends, although a win is unlikely. I suggest the following betting options:
- W1 for 1.184;
- TO (1.5) for 1.133