USA v Cuba betting tips – Deadly Dempsey can strike first against Cuba

Clint Dempsey can strike first for USA against the Cubans

Clint Dempsey to score first for USA v Cuba

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Betting Tip: @ 3/1 with betfred

The USA have won their last five Gold Cup meetings with Cuba by an aggregate scoreline of 17-2, so it’s no wonder they are made overwhelming odds-on favourites with the bookies, and Coral offer the best-price of 1/8 for a win in 90 minutes.

Rarely for a knockout phase game, Stars and Stripes coach Jurgen Klinsmann can feel assured of advancing to the next round because of Gold Cup tournament joint top scorer Clint Dempsey.

Having netted three times at this edition and against Cuba at a previous one, there are terrific odds of 3/1 with Betfred for former Fulham forward Dempsey to grab the opener in this seeminfly straightforward quarter-final.

Eight of his 44 international goals have come at the Gold Cup, while Dempsey has also struck two in competitive meetings with the USA’s last eight opponents. This proven Premier League performer has thus been there and done that when previously paired with Cuba, and punters should thus trust him to deliver again.

Supplementing Dempsey in attack is Chris Wondolowski, who bagged a brace in the Stars and Stripes’ last victory over this opposition. Top odds of 18/5 on offer at Betfair say he can repeat or better this feat.

Gold Cup rules curiously allow injured players to be replaced after the group stage has ended, and Klinsmann has used this to his advantage by bringing in other names that have scored against Cuba before.

DaMarcus Beasley, once of Manchester City, is one of those, and he has three international goals in this fixture. Despite him often operating at left back these days, best anytime odds of 7/2 with Coral are well worth taking on another experienced USA outlet.

Midfielder Joe Corona was a surprise omission from Klinsmann’s initial Stars and Stripes roster after scoring twice at the last edition of the Gold Cup. His late call-up is handy because he broke his international duck against Cuba. Top odds of 15/8 anytime are shorter than Beasley’s with the same bookmaker, but Corona will be deployed further forward.

Clint Dempsey scores first @ 3/1 with Betfred

Betting Tip: @ 3/1 with betfred

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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