The 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup is winding down, and only four teams remain ahead of Thursday's semifinal matchups. The United States is set to take on Qatar in the tournament's first semifinal pairing. The Americans have been stout defensively at the Gold Cup 2021, but Qatar has been the Gold Cup's highest-scoring team. Something will have to give with a trip to the final against either Mexico or Canada on the line.
Kickoff from Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m ET. The Americans are listed at -110 (risk $110 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line at William Hill Sportsbook, while Qatar is the +290 underdog. The latest USA vs. Qatar odds also list the goal total at 2.5. Before finalizing any Qatar vs. USMNT picks or Gold Cup 2021 predictions, you need 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 USMNT vs. Qatar matchup and revealed his Gold Cup 2021 picks. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the Gold Cup odds and betting trends for Qatar vs. USMNT:
- USMNT vs. Qatar spread: USA -0.5 (-105)
- USMNT vs. Qatar over-under: 2.5 goals
- USMNT vs. Qatar money line: USA -110, Qatar +290, Draw +220
- USA: The United States hasn't allowed a goal in open play and has outscored opponents 9-1.
- QAT: Two Qatari players rank inside the top three in goals and assists for this year's Gold Cup.
Why you should back the USMNT
The USMNT is far from full strength, as several key members are in Europe preparing for their upcoming club seasons. Christian Pulisic, Josh Sargent, Sergina Dest, and Weston McKennie stand out as some of the most notable absences, but that doesn't mean the USA lacks depth. The United States still has plenty of players who can be difference-makers.
Daryl Dike was a bright spot during the USA's 6-1 victory over Martinique and notched an impressive brace. He and Gyasi Zardes can penetrate Qatar's porous defense with support from Matthew Hope, Paul Arriola, and others. The USMNT has a potent attack, and its defense gives it a better shot at putting together a complete game than Qatar.
Why you should back Qatar
Qatar has netted 12 goals over its last four games and hasn't depended on any one player to create. Qatar has three players who have scored multiple goals in the tournament, and Almoez Ali has notched a tournament-high four goals. Abdelaziz is right behind him with three goals, and Qatar can also depend on a host of reliable playmakers.
Akram Afif and Ro-Ro each have a tournament-high three assists and have excelled at playing balls into the final third. Their composure in enemy territory has helped make Qatar a threat to score from set pieces and during open play. If the underdogs can pepper the net consistently, they could pull off an upset.
How to make Qatar vs. USMNT picks
Green has taken an in-depth look at the USMNT vs. Qatar match. He's leaning over on the goal total and he has three strong best bets, including one that returns more than 2-1. He's only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So who wins USMNT vs. Qatar? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the USA vs. Qatar match, all from the soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.