After posting a 5-1 victory against Canada in an international friendly on Nov. 10, 1973 in the first meeting between the nations, Haiti has experienced very little success in the all-time series. The Haitians' lone win in the next 12 matchups came in the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2019, when they rallied from a two-goal deficit in the second half to edge the Canadians 3-2. Haiti is hoping for a similar result when it takes on Canada on Thursday in the group stage of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. The Canadians resumed their winning ways in the series last month, registering 1-0 and 3-0 wins in FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches.
Kickoff from Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Canada is listed as the -333 favorite (risk ($333 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Canada vs. Haiti odds at William Hill Sportsbook, while Haiti is the +900 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Haiti vs. Canada picks or 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup predictions, you have to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper, and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his expert soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Canada vs Haiti. You can head to SportsLine now to see his expert Gold Cup picks. Here are the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup betting lines and trends for Haiti vs Canada:
- Canada vs. Haiti spread: Canada -1.5
- Canada vs. Haiti over-under: 2.5 goals (over -150, under +120)
- Canada vs. Haiti money line: Canada -333, Haiti +900, Draw +360
- CAN: The Canucks have scored 35 goals during their seven-game winning streak
- HAI: Les Grenadiers have lost eight of their last nine meetings with Canada
Why you should back Canada
The Canadians have been perfect in 2021 as they've won all seven of their matches, with six of the victories being by at least three goals. Cyle Larin has scored in six of the triumphs, including both of the World Cup Qualifiers against Haiti, and has totaled eight tallies during the run. The 26-year-old also scored in Canada's group stage-opening 4-1 win over Martinique on Sunday, giving him a three-game streak as he enters Thursday's showdown.
Junior Hoilett has been an integral part of the Canadians' offense of late, as he's amassed two goals and three assists over his last four contests. The 31-year-old became Canada's all-time assist leader in Sunday's victory, notching a pair to raise his career total to 14 and surpass Dwayne De Rosario. The Canadians also have been strong defensively during their winning streak, registering five clean sheets while allowing a total of two goals.
Why you should back Haiti
The Haitians reached the semifinals of the Gold Cup in 2019, their best finish in the tournament since they were runners-up in the 1977 Concacaf Championship. They dropped a 1-0 decision against Mexico two years ago after edging Canada 3-2 in the quarterfinals. They were outscored 4-0 , however, while losing a pair of FIFA World Cup Qualfiers against the Canadians last month.
Prior to those defeats, Haiti won its first three World Cup Qualifiers by a 13-0 combined score. A trio of players produced the majority of the goals in those victories, as Duckens Nazon netted four tallies while Frantzdy Pierrot and Carnejy Antoine recorded three apiece. Les Grenadiers also dominated their two Gold Cup Qualifiers, routing St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6-1 and posting a 4-1 victory over Bermuda as Pierrot and Nazon totaled four and three goals, respectively.
How to make Canada vs. Haiti picks
Green has taken a close look at the Canada vs. Haiti matchup from all angles and is going over on the goal total. He also has revealed his in-depth 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup expert analysis and three other strong plus-money best bets for this matchup. He's only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Haiti vs. Canada in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup on Thursday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Thursday's Canada vs. Haiti match, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.