canada mexico gold cup soccer odds

After their stunning loss to Martinique in the opening game of the 2013 Gold Cup, Team Canada will being trying to regain some of the nation’s soccer pride when they face Mexico this Thursday, July 11th. Get a breakdown of the betting odds for Canada’s crucial clash with Mexico and find out the best site to bet on soccer!

Canada suffered a major blow when they lost their first game under new manager Benito Floro 0-1 to the tiny nation Martinique, who are not even eligible to participate in the World Cup. Needless to say, this caused quite the stir within the Canadian media and this may spur the team on to come out and play with pride because the loss to Martinique has been called “one of the most embarrassing defeats in Canadian soccer history”.

So now Team Canada is in a tight spot, and to advance past the group stage in the 2013 Gold Cup it is crucial they get a win, or at least a draw out of this game with Mexico. One positive for Canada is that the Mexican team they are facing is not their best, with the first squad sitting out the tournament and “B squad” that is playing just lost to Panama, a first ever for the Mexican nation.

The odds maker has Mexico the favourite at -250, Canada at +750 to win, and the draw at +320. Gamblers from around the world have been betting on Mexico and as a result the odds for Canada have gotten longer with the online betting sites.

You can’t blame gamblers for questioning the health and motivation of Team Canada here. The Canadian captain Will Johnson sat out training yesterday because he is still not a 100% after suffering from a stomach bug. The same bug may have been going around the team because midfielder Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps) was also affected, even though he managed to practice on Tuesday.

The game will be taking place on “neutral” ground at Century link Field in Seattle Washington, but this should provide an advantage for Canada who will enjoy the majority of crowd support because it is only a short drive across the border for Canadian soccer fans to come and support the team!

Best site to bet on Gold Cup Soccer

We recommend that Canadians bet on soccer at Bet365! This is because they offer the biggest selection of soccer betting odds and the best live soccer betting. You can watch the game on TV and bet along in-play as the action goes on! Also, Canadians who sign up to Bet365 will get a 100% deposit bonus up to $200!