Match Preview: USA 1-0 Curacao Prediction and Betting Tips | CONCACAF (Gold Cup)

USA – Curacao betting tips for today, July 1, 2019

Kick-off: 01:00 USA – Curacao
Football: CONCACAF – Gold Cup
Tip: HT/FT – 1/1
Odds: 1.57
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 1:0(1:0) WON!!!

Match Preview

Six-time Gold Cup (GC) winners USA recorded a tournament-high of three group stage clean sheets to get here. Even more impressively, the Americans have won each of their last eight GC fixtures, while keeping a clean sheet in six and scoring at least twice in seven.
Scoring an average of 2.88 goals per fixture across that run, the USA have scored the opening goal in each of those eight wins, while five of these games have seen them leading ‘to-nil’ at half-time. If they win this one, it will likely be with a clean sheet as they have registered one in each of their last ten victories.
Currently enjoying just their second-ever GC appearance, Curaçao were on a run of four straight losses ‘to-nil’ in the tournament, when they finally registered their first-ever GC win (1-0 vs Honduras) last weekend. Each of their three group stage games have seen one side leading 1-0 at half-time (HT: W1, L2) and Curaçao have not conceded a single second-half goal.
Overall, the Curaçaoans are in great defensive form, having conceded multiple goals only once in their last 12 outings (W7, D3, L2 – within 90 minutes). In addition, Curaçao have found the net in all but one of these last dozen fixtures.
Players to watch: USA top scorer Gyasi Zardes has scored three goals in the tournament, with all of those strikes arriving between the 55th-70th minute of play.
Meanwhile, Leandro Bacuna has scored six goals across five of Curaçao’s last six wins (within 90 minutes), with three of them making him the team’s first/last scorer.
Stat attack: Ten of the USA’s last 11 games have seen one team fail to score.
Each of Curaçao’s six GC fixtures in history have produced under 2.5 goals.
The USA have scored nine of their 11 goals in this tournament in the second half.