A pair of eliminated teams will try to salvage some pride in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup when Martinique faces Haiti on Sunday. Both teams lost 4-1 to Canada, but the Haitians fought to a 1-0 loss in their opener against the USA while the Matinino were drilled 6-1 by the Americans on Thursday. Haiti is a veteran squad that ranks 83rd in the FIFA world rankings and ninth in Concacaf's ranking index, while Martinique is not a member of FIFA and is rated the 11th-best team in Concacaf.
Kickoff is set for 5 p.m ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists Haiti as the -200 favorite (risk $200 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Martinique vs. Haiti odds. Martinique is the +550 underdog, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Haiti vs. Martinique picks or Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 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 European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken a close look at the Haiti vs. Martinique matchup and locked in his expert Gold Cup 2021 picks. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the Gold Cup odds and betting trends for Martinique vs. Haiti:
- Martinique vs. Haiti: Haiti -1.5 (+140)
- Martinique vs. Haiti over-under: 2.5 goals
- Martinique vs. Haiti money line: Martinique +550, Haiti -200, Draw +280
- Haiti: Duckens Nazon has 26 goals, second on the nation's all-time list, in 50 matches
- Martinique: Stephane Aubul's nine career goals have him tied for fifth on the all-time list
Why you should back Haiti
Haiti is 5-4-0 since the start of the year, but all four losses were to the USA or Canada. The Haitians also were shut out twice by Canada in the second round of World Cup qualifying last month, but they outscored the other five opponents 23-2. Duckens Nazon had three goals in two games at this month's Gold Cup qualifying tournament and should pick up the slack with fellow star Frantzdy Pierrot one of several players out after testing positive for COVID.
The speedy Haitian attack should be able to batter a Martinique defense that allowed 37 shots in the first two games. The Grenadiers were far more competitive in their two matches, as they were outshot just 25-20 (9-7 on target) against Canada and the USA. Derrick Etienne, Stephane Lambese and Martin Experience also will play key roles for the shorthanded Haitians, who have proven to be a resilient group.
Why you should back Martinique
The Matinino are an experienced team, and the players are very familiar with one another. Many of the starters come from three local club teams, and four Martinique players have at least 50 caps. Samaritaine teammates Daniel Herelle and Karl Vitulin have a strong rapport in the midfield, while Emmanuel Riviere and Stephane Abaul should be the main scoring threats. Riviere has scored in three straight games for Martinique, and Abaul has nine career goals.
Martinique has played two games since the Nations League in late 2019, but it was a group runner-up there to qualify for Gold Cup 2021. It lost once in the four matches, 1-0 on an own goal against Honduras, which finished third in the tournament. Martinique proved at the 2019 Gold Cup it can be effective, beating Cuba 3-0 before being eliminated by a tough 3-2 loss to Mexico.
How to make Martinique vs. Haiti picks
Green has taken a close look at the Haiti vs. Martinique matchup from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also is offering two strong best bets and a complete breakdown of this Gold Cup 2021 match. He's only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So who wins the Martinique vs. Haiti? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.