The United States are the favorites to win the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, an event that will take place from July 7-26. The event will be held around the United States with a few matches also in Toronto.
The United States is listed as the 3-2 favorite to win the Gold Cup. This comes amid some strong momentum in recent friendly matches with Germany and the Netherlands although there are a few teams that will be competing quite well with the Americans this year.
Who's In the Running?
The United States might be favored but it will be very close. Mexico has 13-8 odds to win the event. Javier Hernandez, who is currently with Manchester United, is expected to be a major player for El Tri.
Meanwhile, Costa Rica has 9-2 soccer betting odds. La Sele is the fourteenth-ranked club in the world according to FIFA, thus making the side the best-ranked one in the Gold Cup. Still, Costa Rica has lost three straight friendlies; it lost them to Panama, Colombia and Spain. Among the stars for Costa Rica include Real Salt Lake's Alvaro Saborio and Arsenal's Joel Campbell.
Panama has 14-1 odds to win the Gold Cup. The team has a number of players who have fewer than ten caps with the national team.
Honduras became a late addition after winning a playoff recently. Los Catrachos have 20-1 odds to win the event.
Canada is outside the FIFA Top 100 but still has 50-1 odds to win. Les Rouges only has one person, Tosaint Ricketts, who has ten or more goals while with the side.
Who's At the Bottom?
Cuba has the lowest odds at 150-1. Interestingly enough, many Gold Cups that have been held in the United States have entailed a few members of the Cuban team defecting to the country.
Haiti also has poor odds at 100-1. There is only one player on the team who has at least forty caps with the team. None of the players here have scored in double digits in terms of goals with the side.