Live on Eurosport 2: Thu 00.00: In the first CONCACAF semi final, the USA should exact revenge over Panama a head to the final.
Beaten by Panama in the group phase of the competition, CONCACAF Gold Cup hosts USA are hot favourites at 4/9 courtesy of Stan James to exact revenge as the pair renew hostilities in the semi-final of the competition.
Ladbrokes make the Panamanians 6/1 to get the better of Bob Bradley’s men but after the States’ performance in the last eight, after some enforced tactical changes, it’s hard to see them coming unstuck in this one.
The home side notched twice without reply in that quarter final against Jamaica, controlling large parts of the contest despite losing Jozy Altidore through injury after just twelve minutes and playing the first hour without Landon Donovan.
It was the best performance of the tournament so far for Bradley’s toops and will stand them in good stead to get the better of a Panama team likely to be heavy-legged after a gruelling clash against El Salvador that went all the way to penalties.
Only a late goal kept Julio Dely Valdes’ charges in that one and they could find it hard to break down the States, who are a tasty 13/10 (Paddy Power) to combine victory with a clean sheet in Houston.
USA to beat Panama ‘to nil’ – 13/10 (Paddy Power)